Welcome to another Window Wednesday! Today’s topic – where to hang draperies. One comment that I hear a lot from my clients, during our initial consultation about their windows, is – “I don’t want to cover the glass or block the view”. This doesn’t have to be an issue. You can have beautiful draperies at your window, without covering the glass or blocking the view. It’s all in how you hang them.
I have done some computer renderings to show two ways that you could hang your draperies. On the left, you can see that the draperies are hung right at the edge of the trim, and cover a lot of the glass. To the right, is an example of draperies hung outside of the window, on the wall, so that the leading edge of the panels just skims the glass area. See how much larger the window looks? The drapery pole is hung higher, half way between the ceiling and the top of the trim, in the picture on the right too.
In the example below, I have made the panels sheer so that you can see how they relate to the window area.
I wanted to touch on the topic of how high to hang your drapery pole too. Personally, I like the pole to be about half way between the ceiling and the top of the trim. Especially if you have 8 foot ceilings. To me, that is the most pleasing to the eye. A lot of people nowadays like to hang the pole at the ceiling. This can make the ceilings looks higher, but my eye always goes right to the blank wall space between the pole and the top of the trim. Especially if the ceilings are higher than 8 feet.
Below you can see that both drapery poles are mounted at the ceiling, but I have added a roman shade to the window on the right. See how it helps cover the blank wall space? In my opinion, a much better look.
I hope this helps if you have ever wondered where to hang you draperies. What do you think? Do you have a preference? I would love to hear what it is.
If you would like more information about the computer rendering program that I used to create these images, (it’s great for helping client’s visualize what their window treatments will look like), you can find it here.
Would you like some help with your windows? If so, just send me a picture of your window. I will feature one reader’s window each month by giving some suggestions for window treatment styles and fabrics with my computer rendering program. Pictures that are taken straight on to the window, and that don’t have any type of window treatment on them already will work best. You can see examples of my client computer renderings in my gallery.
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