Decorators’ Handbook: Curtain Length
One of my biggest pet peeves is this:
I know there are probably quite a few things that an interior designer would be ripping apart in the room above, but my main offense is SHORT CURTAINS!
If you have a weird window to floor length and your local retailers don’t carry your height size then one of two things can get done:
1. Get them made by a seamstress. For me it’s between $70-$80 per panel.
2. Go with a different window treatments and use a roman shade instead.
The proper ways to do curtains is as follows:
Brushing the floor: Structured Style
Positives: Gives off a clean cut and tailored room. No fuss!
Negatives: If you have problem floors then the crisp cut of the curtain will call attention to your uneven floor.
Breaking the Floor: Relaxed and Glam!
Positives: Gives your room a softer look. My favorite part about it is that it’s forgiving of imperfect measuring.
Negatives: Because your curtain panel will be 1 or 2” on the floor some may be nervous that it will get dirty easier.
* Overall this is a personal favorite of mine.
Pooling at the Floor: Lush!
Positives: Gives off a romantic feel with 2 plus inches on the floor.
Negatives: Same as with breaking the floor. Plus due to all of the extra floor you will not notice any sort of moulding/trim on the floor.
Here is a great sketch of the looks featured above by I dream of drapery:
Floor Length = Brushing the Floor
Trouser Length= Breaking the Floor
Pooling at the Floor = Puddle Length
So, who is with me? I can’t be the only that hates short curtains.
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