Assuming you檙e outfitting a living room or bedroom with average ceiling height (8 feet high),an interior designer rule of thumb would be to mount the curtain rod about ahalf-foot above the top of the window frame攅ven higher if the total space between the top of the window and the ceiling line is less than 12 inches.
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How to hang curtains with a 10 foot ceiling?
Hanging the curtains with 10 foot ceilings is a little more tricky. Often the ceiling are this high because the windows are oversized meaning there is not much space over the window to place the curtain rod. In this case you should do one of two things: hang it a close as you can to the ceiling, or hang the curtains from the ceiling.
How high should curtains be placed on the wall?
The optimal height for the curtains to be placed is anywhere from 4 to 6 inches above the frame of the window. The higher you place the curtains on the wall the larger the window looks, it can also make the room look larger.
How much space do you need between curtain rod and window?
By giving about 4 to 8 inches of space between the rod and the window frame you have the optimal amount of room for hanging the rod, as well as insulation for the window. Based on the size of the windows and the height of the ceilings, this could vary slightly.
What size curtains do I need for an 8?ceiling?
Do use curtains that reach the floor. Your curtains should either be 1/2?above the floor, kiss the floor, or puddle on the floor. For 8?ceilings, I recommend standard 96?curtains which you can then adjust up and down or hem up the bottom if needed. Don use a panel on just one side of the window.