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How can I make my space feel taller?

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ANSWERED BY LINZIE MERCHANT • JUN 17, 2022

Hi Myriammontreal!

The few tricks I have up my sleeve to to fool your eye into makeing the space feel taller is to use curtains, hanging them as high as possible and letting them ...

Hello Rachelle!  

Thank you for reaching out to the Design Bar! Deciding on all window coverings is a common design dilemma, so I’m happy you came to the Desig...

Hi Maryellen!

I love the idea of adding drapery panels to each side of the windows even if you don't use them, I find draperies really help to frame windows nicely ...

Hi Kate!

I think that would be a great option! I would purchase a curtain rod that goes longer to give the illusion of a larger window behind the bed too! You may need to also get another set of curtains so that you can have 2 on each side so that there is enough fabric to make it fill "full"....

Hello Susan!  

Thank you for reaching out to the Design Bar! Choosing all the details of a design is a bit tricky, so I’m happy you came to the Design Bar for ...

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What curtains and curtain rod should I use?

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ANSWERED BY LINZIE MERCHANT • MAR 28, 2022

Hi Beth!

I would place the curtains in the corners of each window. So, one panel at each end and then one panel at each side of the center window as well! This will help to balanc...

Hello Donna,  

Thank you for reaching out to the Design Bar! It can be challenging to figure out the right layout especially in a new home so I’m happy you cam...

Hello again, Kristen!

Thank you for trusting the Design Bar with so many of your design questions! 

Without knowing the details of this space along with you...

Hello Sarah,  

Thank you for reaching out to the Design Bar! Figuring out the overall style and layout for a formal living room is a common design dilemma, so ...

Hi Bridget!

For curtain placement I would only focus on the lower portion of windows where people could potentially actually see in, I would place the curtain rod between the two sets of windows so that the rod and curtains only cover the lower windows. For furniture placement I think the loca...

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If you have an interior design question, let one of our 400+ interior designers give you personalized design advice, for free and within 24 hours! Just give us information on your interior design question, upload a photo of your space and we'll notify you when one of our designers has completed your answer. Each answer comes with details on different options and a personalized shopping list for you. Here are the main categories for the most common design questions:

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Choosing Art

Finding art is one of the most frequently submitted questions our interior designers get. Art can help transform a space and is one of the hardest things to find. Great art also doesn't have to be expensive and our interior designers are great at finding options at every decorating budget level. The most interesting and dynamic designs also mix art from different styles and our designers can help you put together different pieces of art in your room.

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