Hanging Drapery

Hanging Drapery

Drapery is one of my favorite items in my decor process. It creates that “wow” factor and has such an impact in your space. I usually have my drapes custom made. I like to control that process by picking my fabric, liner and creating my custom length to complete that vision for the space.

One trick I’ve learned over the years is hanging the drapes as high as possible. I usually hang the rods 2 to 2.5 inches from the molding or ceiling to make the room feel taller.

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Then from the sides of the window I go out 3-4 inches to make the windows feel larger.

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Finally, I like my drapes to sweep the floor or rest on the floor. There is usually about an inch of fabric resting on my floor.

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I think finials can add drama and create a sophisticated look, but there are plenty of times I leave a simple end cap and keep it simple.

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I generally like to use rings to attach my curtains to my rods. I feel that they’re easier to open and the sound of them opening makes me happy. A lot of my window hardware that I purchase can be found at West Elm.

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I love to have patterned curtains unless I have a wallpapered room and need to create drama without the flair. But, if you are not ready to take that plunge there are plenty of beautiful solid colors that will add that finishing touch!

How about y’all? Are your curtains hung high or are they barely above the windows? Do you think you will change them now? I’d love to hear!

Have a good one!

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