When you're setting up a new home or redoing your old one, it's incredibly easy to forget essential items on the long list of things you need to bring everything together. There must be a long list of people who have, for example, decided to replace shutters with window curtains, but have forgotten to buy curtain rods! It's the little things that hold everything together that always fall off the list, so ordering them all online can save you a lot of hassle. Curtain wires, rod rings, blind cords and more - all the finicky little curtain and blind accessories are something you can order in advance. Curtains are usually one of the final touches to put on a room, and you don't want to get so close to the end and then find yourself missing some of the key parts. Make sure you have everything ready in advance, and when the moment comes to hang your curtains, it will be the work of a few minutes. Just make sure you measure everything carefully before purchasing the curtain rods.
If curtains aren't quite your style (they do need regular washing after all, which is more of a nuisance to factor into a weekend that you might initially think), there other options to consider. Shutters require a fair amount of work and are considerably more expensive, but a simple window blind is easy, affordable very effective against the sun. With a range of styles to choose from plus all the options for window curtains, there's sure to be something that suits your décor.