How long should curtains be?


We wrote a new blog called How to Measure Curtains that contains more information on this topic.

There is no right and wrong answer to this question. A rule of thumb is that it is always better to go higher and to go full length, no matter what sizes are your windows. 

Where should curtains tops be?

Tracks look the best when they are mounted directly to the ceiling. They work perfectly with full height curtains. Rods are usually mounted between ceiling and window. If you find it hard to decide where to go. Go with the rule of thirds. 

Where should curtain bottoms be?

  • Floating above the floor. It creates a "breathable" floating look. If you would like to have straight curtains, this is the best option. 
  • Just hitting the floor. It is hard to make right but it creates a custom-made classic and tailored look. 
  • Puddling. Panels extend to the floor by one to three inches. It adds coziness to space. It is the best for those who are seeking European style and romantic feel. Another upside of the choice is that you don't need to worry about precision measurement in length. The downside is it is high maintenance, and if you have pets it might not be your best choice.

We offer ready-made panels in lengths from 63 to 144 inches. Measure from the floor to where you’ll hang the rod, then round up. You can always have the dry cleaner hem them a bit if needed. Custom-made panels are perfect for extra large windows and for tailored looks. 





Verified Customer Reviews

07/08/2020
I love the quality of the curtains and the overall look is beautiful! We bought ripple gold curtains. I thought they would be wrinkled from shipping, but when I got them up, not a wrinkle in sight! I would recommend LOFT curtains hands down and I’m already working on my next project with them! Customer service is also excellent, you get a person on the phone every time and we called several times with questions for mounting the ceiling track.
Rica B.
07/07/2020
First, I'm no designer and I was very uncertain about what I needed. After receiving the samples I contacted a sales rep and he helped me through the decision process including reviewing photos that I sent and careful measurements. The results was a perfect fit for the room. I looked at other options for this window treatment (a total of 33 feet) and nothing came even close in price and the quality is top notch.
Nicholas C.
07/06/2020
It was a seamless order and the packaging was beautiful!
Jameka T.
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