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What’s the golden rule when it comes to hanging curtains?

Design diva Melanie Ewing of Chapters Interiors helps unpack the mysteries of size, scale and proportion to help you find balance and harmony in your home design.  Get the scale, proportion and size right, and everything sings in glorious harmony. Get it wrong, and everything screeches at you.

PROPORTION + SCALE + SIZE = BALANCE

Here’s this week’s question:

Q: High ceilings and low ceilings and curtains. What’s the best way to hang curtains to suit?

Melanie Ewing:

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Low hung curtains in a space with high ceilings will look out of proportion and create a visual disruption. The top line of the curtains will create a ‘cut’ through any vertical, graceful lines created by the high ceilings, and look messy. Aways hang curtains as close to the ceiling as possible.

This will emphasise the height of the high ceilings and create a clean, classic, well-proportioned line that draws your eye upward.

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