Hanging your curtains to perfectly match your window, room and style is ultimately a matter of personal taste. However, there are 5 common mistakes to avoid when hanging your curtains. Read on to learn more. 1/HANGING YOUR CURTAIN ROD TOO LOW Hanging curtains too low from the ceiling makes the room feel compresed. It visually shortens the height of the window and the room as a whole. Hanging your rod or track close to the ceiling makes the walls feel taller and the room more open and airy. 2/CHOOSING A ROD WHICH IS TOO SHORT Don’t suffocate your windows by using a rod that is too short. Ensure your curtain rod or track extends well beyond the sides of the window frame. The curtains should be mostly covering the wall when drawn to the side. Not covering your window, blocking out light and making the window (and room) seem smaller. Using a longer rod will also protect your curtains when not in use from the harsh rays of the sun. 3/CHOOSING CURTAINS WHICH ARE TOO SHORT Cutting the drapes short to match the height of the window gives an unfinished feel. Instead you should choose to have the curtain: Floating/hovering very close to, or kissing, the floor. Breaking with a slight fold just above the hem Or puddling, where the fabric pools on the floor. To make the right choice, consider if there will be a lot of traffic in the room (kids, pets)? Is the interior style formal or informal? What kind of floors do you have? 4/SAVING ON CURTAIN FABRIC No matter if you go for heavy and luxurious fabric or something light and airy, curtains pulled taut look dreadful. Make sure to buy enough extra fabric to gather on each end of the window, approximately twice the width of the window. This will create beautiful ruffles or waves and give your curtains fullness when drawn. 5/CHOOSING THE WRONG CURTAIN TRACK OR ROD A common mistake and one that is easy to avoid, is not paying proper attention to your curtain track or rod. Make sure to consider the functionality of your curtains to choose the perfect rod or curtain track to complement them. Will they be drawn often, used to block out light, are they heavy? Which way do you want them finished at the top (pleats, eyelets, waves)? Should it be an “invisible” track or do you want it to match the colour of your curtain fabric, walls or interior decor? Choosing the right rod or track can make a huge difference in how your window and interior will look. Finally, purchasing quality curtain hardware can save you money in the long run and. Find more tips on choosing the perfect curtain rod HERE BONUS TIP Talk to a professional curtain store to get the best advice on what will be the perfect solution for your particular window and room. If you contact our customer service, we can direct you to the closest curtain design specialist.