Friday, May 9, 2008

New curtains

I finally got some curtains for my room!! BUT, I ordered the 84" standard length drapes, and they are too short. So, I sent them back and got the next size up: 96". So now I have a problem. Do I hang the curtains at the standard "several" inches above my window and let the curtains fold over the carpet?? OR do I hang them where they will be just at the floor line, with the rod very near the ceiling?? Is it weird that I am even having this problem?? Is it the my ceiling is a weird height??

6 comments:

Valerie said...
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nicole said...

It might look pretty having the curtains gather a bit, especially if you have tie backs or something you may want the extra length. Whatever you do I am sure will look beautiful! :)

Kara said...

I say let them gather at the bottom. That's in right now. If you don't like it, you can always get them hemmed at the perfect length.

Stefanie said...

Good thinking! I agree. I think it would look funny if I put them at the ceiling.

anne said...

If you put the curtains all the way up near the top, your window area will look a lot longer (you might want to come down from the ceiling just a bit). This can open up the room and make it look larger as well. If the curtains gather on the floor a bit, they collect more dust and get a bit dirty. Either way, you should take some pictures while someone holds them up for you - in both positions. That way you can look at your options before committing to anything. Just an idea...

P.S. I found your blog through Bridget's, Kara's and a few others as well. I had lots of questions when it came to my curtains, and some of the advice came in handy. :)

Stefanie said...

Anne, thanks for your advice!! I put up the curtains at the height I wanted, but I do think I will have to hem them. We don't really like them gathered at the floor. We did put them about half way between the ceiling and the window. It looks better than I thought.