Decorating Fails You'll Only Notice When They're Wrong
A designer reveals common home-décor efforts that fall short—plus, easy ways to fix them.
Curtains Hung Just Off
We all know if curtains are hung too low they make your windows look visually smaller and block out some of the natural light. And although hanging them at the ceiling may seem like the solution, for better placement, split the distance between the top of the window frame and the ceiling line into thirds and hang the rod in the top third. You will also want the rod to continue 6 to 8 inches beyond your window on either side, so that when your curtains are pulled back, the window appears larger and the curtains don't block the windows.
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