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Look Up, Way Up
You've heard it before—hang your curtains as high as you can—and if you really want to maximize this effect, you'll want to remember one particular style, says Candice Olson: Grommet-topped drapes let your window treatments practically kiss the ceiling, since the curtain rod basically threads through the fabric like a shish kabob, drawing the eyes up. This technique won't make an 8-foot ceiling feel like a cathedral, but it will make you feel as if you have a bit more head room.