Choosing the right window treatment length depends on many factors. You may have heard set standards for the length of drapery and other window treatments and yet looking in magazines, you may be wondering if there really is a set standard. Does choosing the right length window treatment have more to do with personal choice or the size of the window? I hope this will answer some of your questions and help you choose the perfect length for your home.
Interior Designer Secrets
When it comes to hanging window treatments, the height and width of your window treatments can make a big difference. You can create a feeling of higher windows or a taller ceiling by starting the window treatments at the ceiling. Likewise, you can create the illusion of fuller, wider windows by allowing your window treatments to hang further outside the window. You can add up to a foot on either side. Both these options allow you to make your windows either taller or wider.
Creating a Beautiful Look
Each home is different when it comes to hanging window treatments. For the most part, hanging the window treatment brackets on the wall above the window works best. For rooms with 12 inches or more between the ceiling and top of the window, hanging your window treatments 4” to 6” inches above works well. This is also a good rule in homes with cathedral ceilings. If you have ornate trim or woodwork, you may want to consider a window treatment that will hang from the inside frame. Where to hang your window treatments depends on the window treatment you pick, how much wall space you have and if you want to cover your molding around your windows. There are a lot of factors involved in choosing the right window treatment length.
Balancing Your Room Size and Windows
If you have a smaller room, consider hanging your window treatments from the ceiling. You can take full advantage of your windows this way too. If your room is already too big, hanging the window treatments at the ceiling may not be a good idea. If your room has windows that are uneven you can balance the room by hanging the window fashions at the same starting point throughout the room. Window Treatments that start at the ceiling will look better if they hang to the floor. If you are hanging your window treatments 4” to 6” above the window you only need to go a few inches below the window. Many of our window fashions like: shutters, blinds and shades are mounted inside the window frame or on the edge of the window. Adding a side treatment, cornice board or top treatment allows you to take advantage of creating the illusion of larger windows. It can also add a softer look that fits your décor.
Choosing the Right Window Treatment Length
There are many different tricks to determining the best window treatments for your windows and décor. Rarely will you find exactly what you want at department stores. At Ambiance Window Coverings, we can create the perfect window treatment for your home or office. We would love to show you our window treatments. We offer everything you need: Interior designer services, help picking out your window treatments, measuring, installation and complete customer satisfaction. Call Ambiance Window Coverings today!