4 to 6 inches
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How high should you hang curtains?
Ceiling height plays a major role in how high you should hang your curtains. In a room with standard ceiling heights of about 8 feet, either method of hanging can work. The typical height for hanging drapery on a window that has more than 12 inches of space between the top of the window and the ceiling is about 4 to 6 inches above the window trim.
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 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.
Should you hang curtains from the trim or the ceiling?
If there is little space between the trim and the ceiling, then hang the curtains from the ceiling. Hanging your curtains at ceiling level maximizes the light that shines through your window and it makes the room feel larger because the walls look taller. This works well in a small space, but may not be ideal in a room that is already too large.