4 to 6 inches
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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 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.
How far should a curtain rod be from a window?
As a general rule you should hang curtain rods 3?to 6 ?past the window frame on either side. To find the length of the curtain rod you need, first start with the length of the window you are trying to cover. Next add 3 to 6 inches for each side, that number should be the best length for the curtain rod.
How high can a window pole be fitted above a window?
If there is ample wall space above the window, then the pole can be fitted higher than the usual 15 to 20cms (6 ?8) above the top of the window recess. Doing this can change the proportion of the window in a very pleasing way, as it gives an illusion of more height to the window, creating portrait proportions, which are a window dressers dream!