Curtains are a form of window decoration in the home that offers several practical benefits. Curtains ensure that the light from outside is blocked. And curtains are indispensable when it comes to privacy at home. Curtains also have an insulating function. They stop drafts and ensure that the heat is retained inside the house. Besides these practical aspects, curtains also have a decorative function. They are real atmosphere creators. There are many types of curtains available, in different colors and fabrics. Today we want to talk about the length of the curtains. What is common, and what other options are there? Read it below!
When it comes to the length of the curtains, there are three possible options. You can hang them free from the ground. You can let them hang standing on the floor. Or you choose to let the curtains drape on the floor. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages. So there is no right or wrong. Which option suits you best is therefore very personal.
Leave curtains hanging freely
Most people choose to let the curtains hang freely from the floor. The curtains are then usually hung 1 to 2 centimeters above the floor, so that the floor is not touched by the curtains. This is also called the ‘Kiss the ground’ method. The main advantage of this method is that the curtains are less likely to get dirty. Sliding is also a lot easier than the other two options. A possible disadvantage may be that you can see height differences in the floor or window frames more easily.
Let curtains hang on the floor
You can also choose to let the curtains hang freely on the floor. Five centimeters is usual in this. This gives the curtains a luxurious and classic look. And the advantage of this option is that the height differences are not visible.
Drape curtains on the floor
This last option is actually the same as the second option. The difference is that with this option you have even longer curtains (+12 centimeters, so that the curtains drape on the floor, as it were. Especially in interiors with high ceilings and large windows, draping curtains can be super stylish. And with this option too. you have the advantage that height differences will not be visible.