I’m not interested in adding new curtain hardware before I paint (you can see why painting is in the future!) but I needed curtains for light and temperature control in the spare bedroom. That meant using the existing curtain rod, but most of my curtains are tab-top, and the rods are installed on the window frame, which means the tabs hang down below the level of the top of the glass, letting in light (plus it looks awful).
While looking at my curtains I noticed that some of them have a wide hem on the bottom – wide enough for a curtain rod! Problem (temporarily) solved! I hung the curtains upside down! It looks a little weird, but it’ll do until the room is re-done.
Upside-down curtains in the Rubik’s Cube Room