How long should curtains be?
I always thought that the curtains should be long enough so that they just kiss the ground, or hovers just a bit above the ground.
But, I was in JC Penny looking at ordering different curtains, and the person working there seemed like she really knew her stuff. And, according to her, she said it was more of a personal preference and that it was perfectly acceptable for the curtains to be shorter.
She said that it was fine too if the curtains were shorter than the ground by a inch or even too short to touch the ground by a couple of inches, and she showed some photographs showcasing that.
With sliding doors in the living room that connects to a patio outside, I was thinking about using grommet curtains that would easily slide back and forth to give you access to the sliding doors and thus to the outside. But, if the curtains are going to be moved back and forth a lot like that, wouldn't it better if there was a clear separation between the floor and ground by a couple of inches so the curtains would never get slowed down by the floor when you use them? Or, would that just look weird and sloppy?
It seems like curtain length is a function of how formal the curtains are- longer curtains are more formal than shorter curtains. Fancy, silk curtains are longer where they pool a bit on the floor. But, these grommet curtains will be casual, 100% cotton in the living room between the living room and the patio outdoors.