Draperies and curtains are the frames for your windows. In addition to finding the perfect drapery placement for your home. Interior designers get so many questions from clients on the height and width their drapery should hang. Therefore lets jump right in to it.
The Perfect Drapery Height
A simple rule is to position the rod about 6 inches above the window frame. Also the end of the rod should be 6 inches from the end of the window. Although if you have very high ceilings split the difference between the window frame and the ceiling for rod placement. Although if your ceiling height is 8 feet or lower position the rod closer to the ceiling will create an illusion of more height to the space. Remember this is about finding the perfect drapery placement for “your” home.
The Perfect Drapery Width
Next to achieve the perfect width you want to think about the look of the drapery. Do you want them just for show or do you need more fullness so to cover the windows? Follow this rule for every 50 inches of window width you need two panels of curtains. Therefore, for really nice full look, two panels on each side would be needed.
The Perfect Length
Finally the perfect length of drapery placement for your home should above all reflect the mood of the space. In other words, for a classic look the drapery should just brush the floor. Otherwise for a very dramatic look have them puddling on the floor by as much a foot draped on the floor.
The Perfect Hardware Placement for your Home
In conclusion finding the perfect hardware is really based on your personal style. For instance if you are added grommet type curtains its best the match the same metals. Similarly, if you are using wood rods to match the wood elsewhere in the space.
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