Window air conditioners are a great option when you are looking for comfort but want to save money from purchasing expensive AC units. However, they can be unsightly and take up a lot of space. In the winter they can be hidden behind bookshelves or other pieces of furniture but you can’t do it during the summer. According to All American HVAC Services, it needs to be free from obstruction to allow cool air to circulate into your room. They say you also run the risk of getting mold on your furniture due to condensation, so it’s best to never block or obstruct a window unit when it is in operation.
The good news is there’s a way for you to hide your AC unit even during the summer without totally messing up the airflow! The answer is – using drapery! By using drapery, you can make your window AC fit in with your room’s decor. Moreover, the fabric can also help in insulating the window slightly making the room cooler.
In this blog post, we will show you how to decorate your window AC unit with drapery in just a few simple steps.
- Drapery rod
- Curtain rings
- Clip rings
- Curtains or drapes in a fabric of your choice
- Fabric tape or pins
- A level to make sure the drapery rod is perfectly straight (if you’re not happy with the results, you can always re-hang it)
- Sewing machine (or if you’re handy with a needle and thread, you can do it by hand)
Now that you have the complete list of materials to use, let’s get down to business!
Decide where to place your drapery rod. The best way to do this is to measure the width of your window AC unit and then add about six inches to each side. This will give you enough space for the drapery rod, curtains, and a little bit of wiggle room.
Drill two holes in the wall where you want to place your drapery rod – one at the top and one at the bottom. Make sure that the holes are level before drilling. If you’re not comfortable doing this yourself, ask a friend or family member to help you out.
Insert the drapery rod into the holes and screw in the anchors (or use wall plugs if your walls are made of plaster).
Hang your curtains or drapes on the drapery rod. If you’re using a sheer fabric, make sure to use clip rings so they don’t hang too low and become dirty from touching the ground.
Step Five (Optional):
If your window AC unit is not perfectly level, you can use a level to adjust the drapery rod until it is.
Enjoy your newly decorated window AC unit!
So that’s it. With just these few simple steps, you’ll be able to hide your window AC unit without a sweat! What makes this even better is that it’s a great way to hide your AC even during the winter months. Talk about hitting two birds with one stone!
Thanks for reading and be sure to let us know how it turned out. We’d love to know!