(Closed) Floor length curtains – touch the floor or not?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@oracle:  I don’t know about “correct” but I hang mine one inch off the floor… I can only imagine the dust and hair that would stick to the bottom of my white curtains if they touched the floor! yuk!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I also don’t think that there is a correct way, but I would hang them so they are and inch or two off the ground.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Mine are an inch off the ground too. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I always leave a small space. They’d be disgusting so fast if they touched the floor. I don’t need extra laundry in my life.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@oracle:  There is a way to gauge and it’s mainly about the style and decor of the room.  “Elegant” is right to the floor.  “Romantic” and “Contemporary/Designer” is pooled on the floor.  “Casual” is to the bottom of the window sill. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

Ours (installed by the previous owners) are way too long and pool on the floor, which I think can look okay, but I prefer them to just barely come to the floor.  But our heat returns are located under the windows in a couple rooms, and the curtains were covering them, so I had to pin up the bottoms of one of the curtains so now it just looks stupid and lopsided.  So take that into account – don’t cover the vents with curtains!  

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think technically they’re supposed to at least graze the floor but I always leave at least a small gap. I have two dogs and the amount of dog hair that would be caught in the fabric is not something I want to deal with, lol.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper

@Sunfire:  This!

Ours come to right above the tile so that it isn’t quite touching but there isn’t a noticeable gap. I would hate to think with our dogs what the condition of our curtains would be if they pooled onto the floor!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I like drapes to just skim the floor.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Treejewel19:  Yep.  I was just going to say – there’s no option for “an inch or two off the floor” that looks right, lol, they need to touch or skim the floor.  (But I didn’t want everyone to be mad at me!) 

FWIW, I have cream-colored curtains, lined raw silk, pooled on the floor and they don’t get dirty.  Keep the floors clean, lol!  BUT:  I also do not have pets and that makes a difference.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

i like them ceiling to floor, touching the floor but not excessively. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@oracle:  mine are a couple inches off the floor. Probably better off anyway because I would have so much cat hair stuck in them if they were bunched up on the floor. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

When I watch HGTV decorator shows, they always hang them so they touch the floor and pool a bit

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