Post # 1
I’m having a debate with DH … currently, the existing rods in our new place make the floor length curtains (84″) touch the ground and give a little poof. When we hung curtains in our old place, we left a little gap (so they didn’t touch the ground).
I suppose it’s all preference, but is there a ‘correct’ way you are supposed to gauge the length?
Post # 3
@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
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
Mine are an inch off the ground too.
Post # 6
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
@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
- 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
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
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
I like drapes to just skim the floor.
Post # 12
@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.
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Post # 14
i like them ceiling to floor, touching the floor but not excessively.
Post # 15
@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
When I watch HGTV decorator shows, they always hang them so they touch the floor and pool a bit