Q: Curtains: How high to the ceiling? Where to hem?
When installing curtains, it's the finishing details that make the biggest difference to the look you will achieve. Two main things to consider:
1. GO HIGH Hang curtains as close to the ceiling as you can. This helps with drawing the eye upwards, and creates the illusion of higher ceilings.
2. HEM TO TASTE When it comes to the hem, the question of how much puddle--if any--is a personal choice. I love a light neutral linen with a very subtle puddle that just brushes the ground. When using silk or sheer fabrics, you can go for a larger puddle for a lovely, more dramatic effect.
These are two of my favourite curtain offerings on the market right now: