Good Questions: Where is the Paint Line; Where to Hang Curtain Rod?

Good Questions: Where is the Paint Line; Where to Hang Curtain Rod?

Dear Apartment Therapy, I just moved into a new apartment and we're planning to paint, however we have an odd architectural feature: there is no real line where the ceiling begins—the walls curve up into the ceiling. So we're trying to decided where we should stop the paint. We don't really want to paint the entire room, ceiling and all. Do we stop at, say, the tops of the windows and doors, or do we just pick a line where we think the ceiling starts and tape it off?...

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My next dilemma comes in my bedroom. The moldings around the window frames have a unique design, and I'm not sure where I should mount my curtain rods. I'm carrying over my old tab top Ikea curtains from my old bedroom, and I like a bit of darkness in the morning, plus I think it looks weird to have space between the tops of the curtains and the top of hte window. Any ideas?

Unfortunately, my camera is still packed away somewhere, so I attached cell phone pictures, which aren't great, but hopefully give you an idea of what I'm trying to figure out! Thanks, Michelle

Michelle, we would suggest dropping a paint line significantly lower than where the ceiling starts to give the illusion of a larger space by allowing the white of the ceiling to come down the walls a bit. This would avoid your dilemma altogether. Anyone else with advice for the painting or the curtain questions?

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