Curtains are rarely the focal point of a room, but choosing the wrong curtains can be devastating to your design. We’ve written to help you choose the style here, but now it’s time to hang them properly. Here’s what you need to know:


Hang Curtains High

Hang your curtain rod above your windows. This is even more important in rooms with low ceilings. When curtains go up to the ceiling, they accentuate the height of the room by drawing the eye up. In rooms with tall ceilings, hang the rod 8-12 inches above the window frame.


Widen Your Windows

When you fully open your curtains, the panels should be just outside the edge of the window frame. This allows the most light the come through and makes your windows seem wider. The curtain rods should end 6-8 inches outside either side of the frame.


Choose the Right Length

Curtains should always either fall just above the floor or barely touch the floor. They should never hang more than a few inches off the floor.


Buy Enough Panels

When you close your curtains, they should still look full instead of flat. To determine how many panels to purchase, multiply the width of your windows by 1.5. This will give you the minimum amount of panels needed to cover your windows.


Match Your Rod

When purchasing new curtains, remember to consider the rod you are hanging them on. Don’t stick with the ones you currently own just because they’re already installed. For your curtains to really flow with your room, the tone and style need to match your decor and style of curtains. For example, if you have a cool-toned room, go with a silver or cool-toned rod. For a warm room, consider copper or gold.


Hang the Right Style

If you aren’t sure which style to hang, don’t fret! We have a guide for that as well. Click here to read more.