the perfect drapery for your home

Perfect Drapery Placement for your Home

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.

Blue silk curtains Perfect Drapery Placement for your Home

Siberian Ice Textured Dupioni Silk Curtain
Helpful Video on a few different types of drapery

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.

Faux Linen sheer curtains Perfect Drapery Placement for your Home

Strasbourg Dot Patterned Faux Linen Sheer Curtain

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.

Golden Silk stripe curtains Perfect Drapery Placement for your Home

Waterford Gold Silk Stripe Curtain
Blue and white cotton twill curtains
Perfect Drapery Placement for your Home

Kerala Blue Printed Cotton Twill Curtain

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.

Glass ball rod with brushed nickel finish Perfect Drapery Placement for your Home

Glass Ball Extendable Rod Set – Brushed Nickel
sun bleached wooden rod set
Perfect Drapery Placement for your Home

Square Architectural Sun Bleached Linen Wooden Rod Set

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