Designers love draperies because they are the element that make a room feel complete – if you do it right. We have compiled designer drapery tips that will work in any house no matter the style.
First and foremost, a pet peeve of designers are draperies that are too short – think high-water pants. If you wouldn’t wear it, neither should your window! Always make sure your draperies touch the floor. In fact, they look more elegant when they have a 1” (or more) puddle onto the floor.
Another drapery DO is to mount the rods and brackets high and wide. We tend to mount the draperies 12” beyond the sides of the window casing to allow the draperies to stack on the sides, letting more window to show. Similarly, the draperies should not be mounted right above the window frame. The higher you mount the draperies, the taller the ceilings feel. There is no set height since all windows are different, but we tend to mount half way between the top of the window and the ceiling. Aim high, if you have 20' high ceilings in the living room, don’t be afraid to make a bold statement with a set of high mounted draperies.