4 to 6 inches
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How long should curtains be above a window?
Each curtain panel should be at least as wide as your window. Measure from the spot you plan to hang the rod (usually four to six inches above the window, but a minimum of two inches) to the floor to figure out the length of the curtains.
What is the best way to hang curtains on a window?
Your best move is to hang curtains within 8 inches of the top of the window frame. 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.
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 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.