How high to hang curtains above patio door?

Reply

  #1  
Old 05-04-16, 10:42 AM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 345
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
How high to hang curtains above patio door?

So I need to know how high we should hang our curtains above our patio door. The picture below shows the problem. On one hand we have 9' ceilings and only a standard slider so there is a large gap above the door. We also are adjacent to vaulted ceilings (18') that can throw things off a little bit. The way I see it, there are three options.
1 - Right at door height.
2 - level with the top of the windows on the right
3 - All the way to the ceiling
Right now we're leaning towards 2, but wanted to get some feedback from folks on what they thought.
Thanks!

Name:  curtains.jpg
Views: 455
Size:  22.6 KB
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-04-16, 11:10 AM
Shadeladie's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: PA - USA
Posts: 4,554
Received 117 Votes on 92 Posts
Will you be hanging anything over the windows (either one)?
If not, I'd want them to be even with the windows. You don't want them at door height.
 
  #3  
Old 05-04-16, 11:20 AM
S
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,573
Received 94 Votes on 83 Posts
I hung mine just above the door at the height which made sense based on the length of the stock blinds. Yes, that would leave a gap between the top of the blinds and the ceiling in your case (as it did in mine).
 
  #4  
Old 05-04-16, 11:47 AM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 345
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
nope, not hanging anything above the windows or the doors
 
  #5  
Old 05-04-16, 01:24 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 25,996
Received 667 Votes on 617 Posts
Curtains? Or vertical blinds? Roman shades?

I would put them the normal distance above the door trim... around 3" above.... but the length of the curtain will determine where it gets mounted, unless they aren't made/purchased yet. A wide box valance might be good.
 
  #6  
Old 05-04-16, 01:39 PM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 345
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
yeah we were going with curtains. We don't want to invest a ton of money so that made the most sense. The curtains have been purchased but we could return or hem as appropriate.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: