Advice on Where to Mount my Curtain Rod
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At Athena’s Window Fashions, we’ve done countless installations of draperies and curtains in Phoenix Arizona and the surrounding cities and towns. And we’ve noticed the placement of curtain rods in homes isn’t always the best for optimum beauty and style. Here’s our advice on what works and what doesn’t work.
How High Above the Window Should I Mount My Rod?
Determining how high above a window to mount your curtain rod is a subjective choice. Often, I see window treatments are mounted too low. The rod should be mounted at least 4” above the window. This will allow room for the brackets to mount and for the pleats to not be visible from the outside of the house. In most cases, it’s good to make the eye go up higher, thus making your room appear larger. If your ceilings are low, then choosing a rod that can be mounted on the ceiling, or very close to the ceiling, will help make the wall appear taller. Going halfway between the top of the windows and the ceiling is another good choice when the top of the windows are already tall and the ceiling is even taller.
In this treatment we took the side panels almost to the ceiling.
In this treatment we went about 6” above the window frame. It is always a good idea to go a minimum of 4” above the window as the finished length for your curtain or drapery.
By going up to the ceiling above these arches, we were able to make this room feel much larger and give the impression of windows that are more in keeping with the scale of the room.
Need Some Advice? Hanging those rods in the right place can make the difference between a room that feels right, and a room that feels off kilter. If you’re looking for advice about draperies or curtains in Phoenix, Gilbert, or the surrounding towns, feel free to consult one of our designers at Athena’s Window Fashions. We’ll be glad to work with you to give your rooms the feel and look you desire.