Do curtains have to touch the floor?
Yes, curtains should be long enough to touch the floor. With a few exceptions, the longer the curtains are the more stylish and elegant it will look. This is why most standard ready-made curtains are lengthy.
Can you use sheets as curtains?
So here’s your options when it comes to making curtains from sheets: you could use one twin flat sheet for each panel (very full curtains at 66 inches wide) you could cut a full sized flat sheet in half (making each panel 40.5 inches wide)
Should curtains go to the floor?
Interior designers note the bottom of your curtains should fall to the floor, and you can even let them “puddle” a bit. However, if you don’t want your curtains to drag on the floor when you open and close them, let them stop about an inch from the floor, but no more.
Do curtains make a room look bigger or smaller?
Making Your Room Look Larger or Smaller with Curtains High-hanging curtains with long vertical stripes create the illusion of height, which is excellent for low ceilings. However, short curtains and horizontal stripes shorten your wall height and make the room appear smaller.
Why are curtains expensive?
Curtains are large items. They require a lot of additional space for storage, which adds to the overhead costs of the retailer or artisan. Their large size also makes them difficult to work with, meaning it can take creators longer to make them than expected, even with help.
How difficult is it to make curtains?
Making curtains is easy, but only if you know the basics Curtains are almost all straight sewing, making them an easy project for beginners. That said, there are still some basics to master before embarking on sewing curtains for the first time.
What can I use in place of curtains?
From moveable curtain panels, to elegant shutters.
- Roman blinds. Roman blinds are a classic look and, being less bulky than curtains, enable you to use luxurious fabrics for a fraction of the cost.
- Curtain panels.
- Window film.
- Matchstick blinds.
- Café curtains.