A manual for the considered home. A trick with curtains to make the living room look bigger is to cover the entire wall from side to side with curtains.
In order to make your window and the whole wall seem higher put the curtain rod as high above the window as possible.
How to hang curtains to make room look bigger. Best practice would be getting curtains that reach the floor but you need to make sure there s no radiator in the way. Photograph by matthew williams from remodelista. 10 higher on the top and 13 wider on each side.
Attaching the rail close to the ceiling tricks the eye into believing the wall is bigger. The first thing you should do before you even start hanging your curtains is to position the curtain rod or track properly. To make the window appear larger than it actually is and to make the ceiling appear higher you want the curtains to hang above the window and flow all the way to the floor.
Put two smaller ones on the end and put a larger one in the center overlapping the. If you want to make your ceiling look taller you need to get curtains that are longer than your windows. That is do not leave the curtain flush with the window but if there is only a piece of wall next to the window cover it with the fabric.
Hang curtains high and wide and aim for these dimensions. In my opinion the longer the better. When your room is well lit and bright it will feel larger.
Side by side curtains on a wall. Just start by measuring your curtain length and going from there. In her wee bath clothing designer dagmar daley ditched her curtains used all white to maximize the sense of light and air and she used vertical elements wainscoting and a shower curtain to emphasize the height of the room.
Those dimensions may work for you or you may need to adjust them slightly. Traditionally the rod is hung about 4 inches below the ceiling to achieve this look. Hang the curtains as high as possible.
You can even move a lamp from an underused room to create more light where you need it feeney added. For a more formal look layer swags. Drape over the curtain rod and let the ends hang down beside narrow panels.
If you have a baseboard choose a curtain that reaches just above it. Hanging a longer curtain rod makes a window look wider and hanging a double rod one for the curtain panels and one for a valance makes the window look taller depending on where you place it. Without purchasing new bulbs or doing electrical work position table lamps strategically to diffuse the amount of harsh shadows and dark corners amato told insider.
Take the measurement of the height of the entire wall and subtract 4 inches.