Good Questions: How High Should I Hang My Curtains?

Good Questions: How High Should I Hang My Curtains?

Gregory Han
Apr 9, 2009

Dear AT,
My husband and I recently moved into a new apartment with high ceilings. I'm trying to figure out how high to hang my curtains in the living area. I'm afraid that if I hang them too low it will distract from the height of the ceiling. Can you help? Thanks, Molly

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Molly, our personal opinion is that you hang up some dramatic and tall curtains that accentuates how much ceiling space you've got in your new apartment. By using long curtains at a high height, you'll magnify the vertical perception of space within your room (which we're envious of; tall ceilings are highly desirable) and also add a dramatic element to your current blank canvas of a room. Whether you're bold or subtle in your choice of curtains, this is a great opportunity to add colour and/or texture into the room. Go big, go high!

Check out some examples of this effect here at Look! Frank Roop's Striped Curtains.

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