If you’re searching for curtains, you might be thinking, “There’s curtains in all sorts of lengths. Which length is right for me?” When choosing curtains for your home or apartment, length plays a big role. This article will help you figure out how to choose curtain lengths are appropriate for your windows.
Curtains come (or can be made) in a variety of sizes, ranging from just above the windowsill to long flowing curtains resting on the floor. Understanding what these differences in size and how they relate to different types of windows and rooms can help you translate what kind of mood do they set.
- Long curtains often set a formal and dignified tone. A formal or dressy room should have curtains that brush the floor.
- In a room with a romantic feel, extra long curtains forming puddles on the floor are appropriate.
- Shorter curtains are perfect for a casual, relaxed and informal feel. Short curtains often look great in kitchens.
You might be searching for curtains to hide some uncouth looking windows. After all, not every window is pretty and some of them really need to be covered up.
- If your window is too short, attaching rods just below the ceiling molding and hanging long, to-the-floor curtains will make the window appear to be longer and more elegant.
- When windows feel awkwardly long, adding a deep cornice or valance above draperies with a bold horizontal pattern can really help. To create further distraction, you can add a horizontal line in the form of a contrasting louvered shutter.
- If a window is too wide, you can break up the overwhelming space with several large panels. They can be tied off in pairs or hung straight.
- If windows are too narrow, you can extend the curtain rods beyond the window and hang the draperies so that they barely cover the frame, while leaving as much glass exposed as possible. This will give the illusion of wider windows.
Now that some things have been cleared up in regards to choosing curtain lengths, you will be able to better understand the kinds of decorating decisions you need to make.