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Where to Mount a Pole Rod

Posted Apr 10, 2014 | Filed under Tips By Eugene | Comments (0)
When planning to hang drapery panels, where to mount the hardware is the first question to address since rod placement determines panel length. For ring top panels, keep in mind that drapery rings will lower the fabric from the rod by an inch or more, depending upon the size of the rings. Remember to also consider molding height and ceiling height. If you have wide trim work, plan to mount the top of the pole even with the molding. For dramatic impact, mount the pole just below the ceilings edge. This long cascading effect can actually make the window look longer and the ceiling seems higher than they are.Here are two other placement options to consider:

1. Slightly above the molding: By mounting the rod 2� to 4� above the molding, you ensure that the glass will be completely covered by the fabric and that beautiful wood work trim molding will be exposed. When hanging ring top panels hold the rod with the rings attached over the window. The top of the drapery panel should begin at least 1� above the window molding or opening for best results.

2. Halfway between the Molding and Ceiling: To elongate the look of the windows; mount the rod approximately half the distance between the window top and the ceiling. This will draw the eye upward and highlight the rod against the wall.
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