How Low Should Your Drapes Go?

I am asked again and again, "How long should full-length drapes be?" People want to know if their drapes should puddle, break at the floor or hover just above it. These variations are left over from a time before central heating and air conditioning, when people put up drapes for protection from the elements more than for light and privacy control. Today, far from hanging an animal pelt over the entry to a cave, we have stylistic options to consider.

Often in design there are no right or wrong answers. Either you like it or you don't. But here are some guidelines to help you think about your choices so you pick the curtain length that is right for you.

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