Window metaphors and references are endless. Our eyes are windows to our souls, God is said to open one when a door closes, and the law of window cleaning claims that “it’s on the other side.”
Despite our love of window analogies, often times the windows in our homes get neglected or poorly dressed. I have been quite guilty of this, too.
In my study of the greats, Bunny Williams, Mary McDonald, Miles Redd, and Dorothy Draper to name a few, and from my enrollment at birth in my mother’s school of observation, I have learned the rule that great design moves your eye.
Careful attention is paid, by the designer, to the eye’s journey from floor to ceiling. One of the best ways to bring your eye up is attending to how you “dress” your windows.
Dress your windows from ceiling to floor when using drapes and curtains. DESPITE the pictures on overstock.com, most curtain and drapery rods should be hung at the very top of your WALL, almost flush with the ceiling, NOT at the top of the window.
I promise this will cause your room to appear larger and add that bit of luxury and allure that just makes a space better.
Throw wide your windows and hang high your curtains… it’s a rule worth following.