4 to 6 inches
People also ask
How big of a curtain rod do I need for a window?
Ideally, you will want to have the stack pushed all the way over so that very little, if any, of the window glass is covered. To accomplish that, you would need to make sure the curtain rod is at least 20 inches larger than the original window size of 48 inches, or 68 inches.
How high should Curtains hang above a window?
Height isn the only consideration when determining where to hang curtains. Curtain rods should extend at least 3 to 6 inches past the window frame. Just as hanging curtains above the window frame makes the window appear taller, Bob Vila writes that extending the curtain rod past the window frame makes the window appear wider.
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.
Are curtain rods adjustable?
Since standard window sizes cover a wide range, most curtain rods in the market are adjustable. For each curtain rod size, there is a minimum and maximum length. You can read our article on standard window size for a complete guide.