Hanging curtains…….?

Stop doing this with your curtain rods.

The question “how to hang curtains professionally” might have come to your mind at least once. These are two common mistakes about hanging curtain rods you did not even notice yet, but once you fix will amaze you how much of a difference fixing these mistakes will actually make in your rooms. By correcting them, you are likely going to make your windows look bigger, allow more light to enter your rooms, and you are going to make your ceiling look higher.

  1. Hanging your curtain rod too low

The height and width that you hang your curtain rod will make all the difference in the final look and outcome of your curtain. Elevating your curtain rod draws the eye up, and leaves the impression of a higher window. That even gives the illusion you have higher ceilings.  The general rule of at what height the rod should be hung is halfway to two-thirds up between the top of your window frame and ceiling. Clearly, it will be looking like hanging your curtains from ceilings.

If you have crown molding, you can dangle it about three-quarters of an inch below the crown moldings. If you want to go for even more impact, keep this in mind, if you have a lot of space between the top of your window frames and crown molding, it might look a bit weird to hang your rod so close to the molding. In such cases, use your own discretion and see what works best.

2. Having a rod too narrow

Ideally, you want to be sure your rod is about 4 – 6 inches wider than the outer frame of your window. Confirm you are not suffocating windows by having a rod too narrow.

Preferably, when your curtains are open, they will be gathered in front of the wall. Then on either side of your windows, the edges of your drapes and windows will overlap. It’ll visually make the appearance that you have larger-sized windows than drapes hanging in front of windows on a narrow rod. That blocks the light and makes the window look small.

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