Long Curtains on Short Bedroom Windows

Have you ever stared at your short bedroom windows, wondering how to style them? You’re not alone! Many grapple with 78″ wide by 24″ tall windows, especially when they’re set 4 1/2 feet up with 8 ft ceilings. Don’t fret; we’ve got you covered! Dive into our guide on where to hang those curtains, how long they should be, and the ideal rod height. Let’s turn that window challenge into a decor triumph!

Curtain Lengths for Short Bedroom Windows

Long Curtains on Short Bedroom Windows

The length of your curtains can make a bold statement or, unfortunately, a decor misstep. But let’s ensure it’s always the former, shall we? With those windows measuring 24″ tall and starting 4 1/2 feet from the floor, determining the curtain length becomes a fun math dance.

For the ultra-luxe feel, floor-length curtains reign supreme. But how long is just right? Too short, and they’ll appear awkward; too long, and you’ve got a trip hazard. Aim for a curtain that gently grazes or “kisses” the floor. Here’s the breakdown:

Your window starts at 54 inches (4 1/2 feet) from the floor. Add the 24-inch height of the window itself, and we’re at 78 inches. Remember, we’re hanging the rod about 4-6 inches above the window frame. Let’s take the average and add 5 inches for the rod placement. That gets us to 83 inches.

But wait, there’s more! Curtains typically have headers (the fabric above the rod) and footers (the fabric that touches the floor). For a clean, chic look, account for a 3-inch header and a 5-inch footer. So, add another 8 inches.

Drumroll, please… Your perfect curtain length is approximately 91 inches! This ensures your curtains have a beautiful drop, allowing them to drape gracefully without bunching up.

The result? A room that feels effortlessly elegant and meticulously styled. Go on, let those curtains flow!

How to Hang the Curtains

Picture this: a cozy bedroom, sunlight peeking through, and curtains swaying gently. Now, imagine those curtains hung all wrong, throwing off the room’s harmony. Ouch, right? Positioning your curtains plays a pivotal role in your room’s overall appeal. So, let’s crack the code for those 78″ wide x 24″ tall windows.

Hang them high, folks! No, it’s not like a cowboy movie, but it’s close to the ceiling. Placing the rod near the ceiling amplifies the room’s vertical space. In doing so, we trick the eyes into seeing the windows as grander than they are.

But how close to the ceiling, you ask? Aim to place the rod about 4-6 inches above your window frame. So, with the top of your window being 4 1/2 feet from the floor (or 54 inches), you’ll want to put the rod around 58 to 60 inches off the ground. That’s 5 feet at the lower end or 5 feet 2 inches at the higher end. This slight shift makes a difference, lending your bedroom an air of sophistication and roominess.

Hang it right, and watch your room come alive with a fresh burst of elegance. Onwards to decor success!

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