Is there a proper height at which to hang curtains above a window? This is something that has always troubled me.
The simple truth is that there is no one specific height from which you should hang curtains above a window. I like my curtains hung high, just below the crown molding, to create a sense of height in the room. You may hang curtains anywhere from right above the window frame to just below the crown molding, depending on your taste. Keep in mind, however, that it's important to stay consistent with drapery height as you go from one room to the next. Otherwise you'll lose a proper sense of flow.