There is a lot of buzz about this subject. Trends and styles change like the weather. There are plenty of options and no right or wrong choices. We have selected the 3 most common lengths you can use in your living room and we added a few pictures so you get an idea of what you would like your curtains to look like.
Floor length curtains are the most common choice. The length is 1 to 2 inches above the floor. When this length is used your ceilings tend to look higher than they are. It is common to use this length in houses or condos with lower ceilings. Floor length curtains are easier to open and close plus they don't collect dirt on the bottom.
Puddle length curtains are chosen for a sophisticated look. This length is at least 6 inches longer than the floor for the curtains to drape on the ground. This length adds a touch of warmth and relaxed atmosphere to the space. The main constraint of puddle length curtains is they are not easy to open and close. If you are a pet owner they attract hair and dirt on the bottom. Additionally, they need to be rearranged often or placed in an area with low traffic.
Apron or half-length curtains are casual and a favorite selection in kid-friendly homes. There is no specific length measurement. Somewhere in between the windowsill and the baseboard. This look is casual and it works great on high ceilings, additionally, it helps accenting the size of the window. Apron height curtains are easy to open and close, no dirt is collected on the bottom and works great when you have the radiator under the window.
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