Long Curtains — Advice/Pics Needed!

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper

I don’t fit your standard but I just wanted to say that our curtains start about an inch above the frame and look fine.  If there’s a rule about it, I sure don’t know it!  I purchased ones that drop about a foot lower than the frame and my lovely husband decided to knot them so they’d be shorter.  Like seriously, my curtains have a knot in the middle  In the bedroom I did hem them, so if you hang them and think it’s too long, you can just make a new hem.  Straight seams are the easiest thing to do!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I LOVE long curtains! I’ve lived in really old houses with really high ceilings, and love the big gigantic window treatments! My SO’s mom makes custom ones for a living and said to go as big as you can! And also, that yes, hanging them higher does make them look bigger, but to really emphasize it to hang sheers as well. That way the light will come in and fill up the sheer making the window look gigantic 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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sarathemermaid :  we have just 8 ft celiings – and i bought 108 inch curtains! “high and wide” is the rule i live by for curtains – it makes your windows look bigger! plus, i’m a fan of the “puddle” at the bottom. i hung my curtain rod about 6 inches down from the ceiling, and out to the sides of the window – so the curtains themselves gather together and overlap the window casing by about an inch on each side. unfortunately, i dont have any pics right now – but just google “high and wide” window curtains and you’ll see what i’m talking about.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We have super high ceilings and always go with really long curtains- hung slightly above or at the window sill on the top (mostly because our windows are so big) and then puddle if possible at the bottom.  It’s an easy look that really finishes your room.  You’ll love it!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Everyone is giving great advice about hanging curtain rods high above your window frames, and having the curtains touching or pooling on the floor (my preference).  Also pay attention to the width of the curtains as well, if you have large windows don’t skimp on getting twice as many as you may think are needed, hanging across the windows.  It makes the room look more lush and pulled together.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Yeah, I’m a puddler who hangs them high and wide as well. I love a good, heavy silk drape puddled on the ground and a near bare room:-) 

 

If this is to go around sliding door frames, I’d get side holders to hang below the middle (if you like a European look) to pull the drapes to the sides and keep them out of the way. THis will also make them appear  shorter. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

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julies1949 :  I thought below the frame was a legit style choice? No? 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

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sarathemermaid :  The knot isn’t cute, lol.  Maybe if it was planned and executed well, but as it stands, nope it’s just silly. 

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sweatergal007 :  I like my curtains just below the frames but Julies is kind of right – there’s a length in between that does look pretty awful.  I’m kind of surprised how many like them puddled on the floor, that sounds sloppy to me and in our house wouldn’t last a second, haha.

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