How high to hang curtains above patio door?


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Old 05-04-16, 10:42 AM
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How high to hang curtains above patio door?

So I need to know how high we should hang our curtains above our patio door. The picture below shows the problem. On one hand we have 9' ceilings and only a standard slider so there is a large gap above the door. We also are adjacent to vaulted ceilings (18') that can throw things off a little bit. The way I see it, there are three options.
1 - Right at door height.
2 - level with the top of the windows on the right
3 - All the way to the ceiling
Right now we're leaning towards 2, but wanted to get some feedback from folks on what they thought.
Thanks!

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Old 05-04-16, 11:10 AM
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Will you be hanging anything over the windows (either one)?
If not, I'd want them to be even with the windows. You don't want them at door height.
 
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Old 05-04-16, 11:20 AM
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I hung mine just above the door at the height which made sense based on the length of the stock blinds. Yes, that would leave a gap between the top of the blinds and the ceiling in your case (as it did in mine).
 
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Old 05-04-16, 11:47 AM
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nope, not hanging anything above the windows or the doors
 
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Old 05-04-16, 01:24 PM
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Curtains? Or vertical blinds? Roman shades?

I would put them the normal distance above the door trim... around 3" above.... but the length of the curtain will determine where it gets mounted, unless they aren't made/purchased yet. A wide box valance might be good.
 
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Old 05-04-16, 01:39 PM
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yeah we were going with curtains. We don't want to invest a ton of money so that made the most sense. The curtains have been purchased but we could return or hem as appropriate.
 
 

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