Getting ready-made curtains to look high-end or professionally installed is incredibly difficult, but a few hints will ensure they look their best: “When hanging your own curtains, hang your curtain rod six inches wide and 12 inches high past the window frame, says Shelby Girard, head interior designer at Havenly. “This will make your windows feel larger and maximize natural light—especially in the warmer summer months when you want to let all the light into your home.”
Never ever hang your curtains lower than suggested, but you can always go higher.
Hang your curtains just a few inches below the ceiling to really give a sense of height to your room—just make sure they also reach the floor. No one likes curtains that fall short.