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Mini Post: Curtain Size

Hello. I am here today with my general "rules" for curtain sizing.

  1. Drapes should be as full as possible

  2. They should be hung close to the ceiling, or at the ceiling, depending on ceiling and window height. If the ceiling is significantly higher than the top of the window, hang the curtain rod six to eight inches above the window trim

  3. They should appear full and actually be full enough so that the fabric completely covers the window with room to spare when the drapes are closed

  4. They should be hung so that the edges of the fabric (the sides that meet when the curtains are closed) are (as close as possible to) in line with the outside edges of the window so that the window is fully visible when the curtains are open

  5. They should be long enough so that they puddle slightly on the floor when hung - the fabric should be about an inch longer than necessary to just hit the floor.

from my binders, Kathryn M. Ireland is the designer

from my binders, designer unknown

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from my binders, designer unknown

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I will be back tomorrow with another mini post! See you there.

Thank you for spending time with me today,





Hi, I’m Kerry, a true lover of all things home design.  Thank you for stopping by to check in on the journey.  Please feel free to reach out to me, I love to talk design!

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