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Monday, August 24, 2015

The Art of Hanging Draperies--Yes there is one.

There really is an art and guidelines as to how to hang draperies over your windows. Badly hung draperies can make your room just look sad and not pulled together.. If you buy something because its the right color and you like it, you need to make sure they are long enough to be hung correctly... no "short pants" allowed!

When working with a Window Treatment professional they will point all these details out to you and can insure that everything fits perfectly. If you a DIY person then you need to consider a few things before you begin.

Where will your rod hang: how far above the window, how far will it extend beyond the window frame. You always want to add ad much lift and height to a room as you can. Your eye will follow the line of the drapes up and down to create this effect. Will your drapes touch the floor, puddle on the floor or sit just above?  How much space above the window can you use remember higher is better..

This is a great illustration showing how different the same window can look with the right proportions, creating height and appropriate scale for the room and window.

Check out this great article by Emily Henderson on how to hang your Curtains

CONTACT  designs by mara / soft furnishings couture for help with custom Window Treatments

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