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How to hang curtains under crown molding

15 Mar 2024 0 Comments
How to hang curtains under crown molding

Hey there, friends! How to Hang Curtains Under Crown Molding - It's a common decor dilemma we get asked about a lot at

For over 10 years, we've been helping customers find the perfect custom curtains to complement their crown molding and interior style. Hanging drapery beneath those decorative moldings is an art!

But don't worry, I'm here to share all my insider tips.

Key Point Takeaway
Choosing the right curtain type Guiding selection based on functional needs and style preferences (sheer, blackout, patterns).
Curtain rod placement recommendations Achieving a balanced, luxurious look while showcasing molding (1-2 inches below or 8-10 inches above).
Curtain rod selection tips Ensuring curtains open fully for an unobstructed, polished appearance (extend 4-6 inches past trim).
Alternative window treatment options Highlighting crown molding with sheers or blinds inside the window frame.
Curtain size and fabric considerations Helping create desired look and feel (dramatic, casual) through length and material choices.
Custom curtain offering from Dolcewe Providing perfectly fitted curtains tailored to rooms with crown molding.


Understanding Crown Molding

Curtains Under Crown Molding

Let me start by explaining what crown molding is. It's that decorative trim that runs along the top of your walls, where they meet the ceiling, so essential in interior design.

Crown molding adds a fancy, finished look to any room.

The Design Challenge

But hanging curtains with crown molding can be tricky, and you’ll want to hang them the right way.

You want your curtains to look great, but you also don't want to cover up that beautiful molding! It's a design challenge for sure.

Choosing the Right Type of Curtain for Your Window

The first step is picking curtains that fit your windows and style.

Sheer curtains let in lots of light, while blackout curtains block it all out.

Patterns and colors set the room's vibe too!

Preparing to Install Curtains on Windows with Crown Molding

Luxurious Look with High-Hung Curtains

Gathering the Tools You'll Need to Hang Your Curtains

Gather a drill, level, tape measure and pencil before starting. Having everything ready makes installation a total breeze.

You may also need anchors or toggle bolts if drilling into stubborn walls.

Assessing the Crown Molding and Window Frame for Installation

Take a good look at your molding and window frame first. Note any obstructions or oddities so you can plan accordingly.

This prevents accidental damage during drilling.

Marking the Correct Placement for Rod Brackets

With some math and measuring, mark exactly where those bracket holes need to go using your pencil.

Double-checking this step ensures a level, balanced rod when finished.

Where to Position the Curtain Rod

Curtain Rod Selection Tips

Here's my recommendation: position that curtain rod 1-2 inches below the crown molding.

This lets the molding shine while still framing your windows beautifully with the curtains.

But let's say you have really high ceilings. In that case, hang the rod about 8-10 inches above the window frame. This prevents the curtains from overwhelming the space.

Heightened Illusion

Hanging curtains closer to the ceiling creates the illusion of taller windows and ceilings, making the room feel more spacious and grand.

Luxurious Look

Higher curtain placement adds a touch of luxury and elegance, instantly elevating the overall aesthetic of the space.

Choosing the Right Curtain Rod Before Installing Your Curtains

Now for the curtain rod itself. You'll want one that extends 4-6 inches past the window trim on both sides.

This allows your curtains to open fully, giving you an unobstructed view when desired.

Curtain Rod Selection

Next up, choose the perfect curtain rod. You'll want to go with one that extends 4-6 inches past the window trim on each side.

This overhang ensures your curtains can open fully, completely clearing the window for an unobstructed view.

Plus, it gives you that clean, polished look we all desire. No more curtains awkwardly brushing against the top of the window frame when opened.

Just a sleek, streamlined appearance that screams I have great taste!

Alternatives to Consider

Maybe you're someone who really wants to show off that beautiful crown molding. I get it - it's an architectural stunner!

In that case, consider using sheer curtains or blinds mounted inside the window frame. This lets the molding and trim take center stage.

With this approach, you get a continuous, unbroken view of those gorgeous details.

Plus, the sheers or blinds still let in natural light while providing privacy when needed. Win-win!

Additional Tips When Hang The Curtains Under Crown Molding

Consider Curtain Size

When choosing curtains, length is key.

  • Do you want them puddling elegantly on the floor for drama?
  • Or maybe you prefer a clean, tailored look with the fabric just grazing the floor.

 It's all about finding what works for your space and style. At Doclewe, we offer custom size to fit your unique windows. 

Check for curtain size calculator for help. 

Consider Curtain Fabrics

Don't forget to consider the fabric too!

  • Heavier, fuller curtains create a luxe, romantic vibe with their luscious draping.
  • Lighter fabrics have a more airy, casual feel. Think about the overall impression you want to make.

Incorporating Window Treatments for a Cohesive Look

Layer curtains with roman shades or blinds for bonus insulation and light control.

Just be sure to vary textures and fabrics so it doesn't look too flat and boring.

Shop Custom Size Curtains at Dolcewe

Why settle for ill-fitting curtains? At Dolcewe, we specialize in custom sized curtains made specifically for rooms with crown molding. Choose from:

  • Tons of styles, colors, fabrics and patterns

  • Various header options like rod pockets, grommets, etc.

  • Made-to-measure for a perfect fit

Our curtains start at just $26.99 and we offer free shipping on orders over $199. New customers get an extra 10% off just for signing up!

Don't spend another day wrestling with curtains that just don't quite work. Get custom luxury for less at

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