drapery hanging dos

People - always hang the drapery rod above the actual height of the window.

People – always hang the drapery rod above the actual height of the window.

There’s nothing quite like a fabulous set of drapes to dress up a room. And there’s nothing that will kill the luxurious vibe they create faster than hanging them improperly.

Unless you’re a super patient person, you may want to leave this all-important task to a professional. If you’re up for it, though, here’s a tip I heed every time – always hang the drapery rod above the actual height of the window. ALWAYS! It:

  • Adds a modern sensibility to your home
  • Helps add visual height to your room
  • Creates the perception that your windows are larger than they are

I’m feeling rather generous today, so I’m also going to give you two other important pieces of drape-hanging advice. Ready?

If you hang your drapery wider than the actual size of your windows, it will create a larger impact. It might be just what your room needs, or it could be overpowering, so think before you drill.

The bottom of your drapes should hit the floor or be within an inch above it – NO MORE! I’m not kidding. There’s nothing worse than making your room the butt of “where’s the flood” jokes. At 6 feet in my socks, I know a little something about the importance of length in creating an overall look.

Until next time, I’ll be keeping an eye on design for you.

-EM

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