The location of your rod makes a difference in the look of your panels
- To show off higher ceilings and make your room seem more spacious, place your rod closer to the ceiling. This works great in rooms with 8-foot ceilings.
- For a style that's popular now, place your rod halfway between the top of the window and the ceiling. This works best in rooms with 9 foot ceilings.
- For a more traditional/classic look, place your rod directly above the top of the window. Be sure that your pole is up high enough so that the bottom of the ring is higher than the top of the window molding.
- Be sure that your rod is up high enough so that the bottom of the ring is higher than the top of the window molding.
We offer a superb line of hardware that contains everything you need to install your curtain panels.
Puddling refers to an amount of extra drapery length that is spilled or "puddled" onto the floor. Puddling adds opulence and style to your drapes. Click here to see examples of the different puddling techniques
|1" to 2":
||This allows for a classic look, often called a "trouser break," where the fabric just rests on the floor. |
|3" to 4":
||This gives more of a dramatic look allowing the fabric to spill nicely on the floor without too much puddle.
|6" to 8":
||This gives the most opulent "ball-gown" look allowing the fabric to fan out onto the floor forming a puddle. |
Dressing the Panels
When curtains are first hung they should be dressed to encourage them to fall into rounded, even folds. Interlined silk curtains respond especially well to this process.