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How far should my curtain rod extend past each side of the window?

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ANSWERED BY MIKAYLA KEATING • APR 15, 2021

Hi Kathy, 

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for interior design help. 

You can for sure install your rod so it extends 10 inches past each side of the window. Make sure your panels are wide enough so that they can fully close to block the window. Even if you are not going to be closing the windows, having the proper width of panels w...

Hi Trisha!

Thanks so much for reaching out to us with your design question! I would be more than happy to offer some advice in regards to your space.

The wi...

Hey Maryann!

Thanks so much for submitting your question to our Design Bar! I would love to offer some curtain suggestions for your home. 

If you are lookin...

Hi Luisa, 

Thanks for writing to Decorist Design Bar.  Looking at your floor plan in regards to a window seat, yes you will have room.  However, the key to it actually being comfortable and practical to sit in are the seat dimensions.  It needs to be no more than 19 in...

Hi David, 

Thanks for writing to Decorist Design Bar. I love the windows in the living room.  I would recommend 84" panels for curtains, with the option t...

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How can we arrange our transitional living room?

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ANSWERED BY RIE & CO INTERIORS • MAR 30, 2021

Hello Rachel,

Thanks for visiting the Design Bar for interior design advice!  Im happy to share my recommendation for your living room arrangement.  The first arrangeme...

Hello Camari,

Thanks for visiting the Design Bar for interior design advice and congratulations!  Im happy to share my recommendation for your boy's nurs...

Hi Miriam! 

Thanks so much for reaching out to our Design Bar with your question. Im not sure I 100% understand what you are asking though. If you are wondering where to hang curtains for these three windows due to the cutout on the right side, I would hang them as high up as they can go ...

Hello Smruti,

Thanks for visiting the Design Bar for interior design advice!  Im happy to share my recommendation for curtains for your home.  Window tre...

Hey Emily! 

Thanks so much for the follow up with the image of your door. 

Honestly, I dont think the door itself with the window is all that bad! Are ...

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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:

Accessory Help

Need help picking accessories to give your room a new look? Our interior designers can help with pillows, tabletop or mantle decor, lighting and lamps, art, rugs, and more. Examples of Accessory Help questions include help on creating a gallery wall of art an pictures in your living room, finding new bed linen and lighting to update your bedroom, decorating a nursery with wallpaper, or giving your family room a new look by adding new pillows and a new rug in a fresh color.

Design Dilemma

If you need help with a tricky floor plan, decorating a tiny space, or ways to mix two different design styles, our interior designers can give you professional advice to find a design solution. Examples of Design Dilemma questions include help on creating different functional areas within an open concept floor plan, making a tiny bathroom feel larger, or finding ways to mix traditional furniture in a modern style space.

Paint Color

Our interior designers have decorated thousands of rooms between them and have worked with the whole spectrum of color. If you're trying to decide on a paint color for any room in your home, or to do a little DIY transformation of an item of furniture, our designers can help. Want the perfect shade of blue for your bedroom or a bold accent wall in yellow for your living room that won't look too glaring? Submit a Paint Color question and get your answer in 24 hours.

Finding Items

If you're having trouble finding that one item of furniture, our designers can provide you with options personalized for your space. Looking for the perfect sofa that will work in a traditional style room? Need a small-scale armchair to fit into a cozy corner? Our designers have access to special brands and are up to date with the latest design and decorating trends in the marketplace. The interior design who answers your design question can provide you with options that you might not have thought of, from brands you may not be as familiar with.

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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