4 to 6 inches
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How far should curtain rods extend from the wall?
In General. Windows with plenty of wall space on either side can afford a longer rod and larger finials. When installing curtain rods, hang the rod so that it extends at least 3 or 4 inches beyond the window on each side, which allows your curtains to overlap both the window and the wall to prevent light from leaking in around the window’s edges.
How high should Curtains hang above a window?
You have to decide how high above your window you want to set the curtains. In general curtain rod, you can put between 4 to 6 inches of your window frame. Of course, you can hang them higher if you want a more classical look for your curtain. I have seen that the highest curtain panels can make a room look taller.
Where do you hang a curtain rod on a window?
For very tall windows, which are popular in many modern homes, that means placing the rod as close to the ceiling as possible攊n fact, you might want to install rods designed to actually hang from the ceiling. Reassess if you have arch or transom window depending on the amount of light and privacy you desire.
How much space do you need for a curtain pole?
Often, only 8 to 10cms (3 to 4) above the window is enough space to fit a curtain pole into. Just double check the size and shape of the curtain pole brackets before you start any fitting and before you cut your pole to size; and be aware that you may see the bottom edge of your curtain heading from the outside of the window.