Custom Extra Long Curtains & Window Drapes

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF EXTRA-LONG CURTAINS

Now here’s a curtain length worth longing for. From tall picture windows to high ceiling spaces, windows draped in extra-long curtains exude timeless charm. Tall, high ceiling curtains not only look grand, but also draw the eye upwards, further accentuating the scale and height of a space.

Whilst stunning, extra-long drapes and high ceiling curtains are challenging to find in readymade shelf aisles. Luckily, it’s easy to get handcrafted custom curtains to your specifications with Spiffy Spools. Simply choose from over 1000+ fabric selections, and order your  extra long window curtains in any length up to 400 inches.

Extra Long Window Curtains – Range of Lengths to Spruce Up Any Room

No doubt long window curtains leverage the full height of the room and render a grander look. They create a sense of drama and can optically add extra height to an otherwise low ceiling room.

Depending on your individual aesthetic and decor, you can pick various heights and ‘puddling styles’ for your long window curtains. Here are three primary curtain puddling styles.

Break Puddle

Also known as “break length,” drapery is pooled one inch on the floor in this style. An exercise in elegant restraint, one-inch puddle breaks work best with laid back fabrics such as linens and cottons.

Medium Puddle

If you’d like a little more character than what you get from the relatively minimalist puddle break but are shying away from a full, dramatic puddle, the medium puddle is a great option to consider. Medium puddle curtain styles require curtain length to be increased by two to five inches.

True Puddle

Finally, a true puddle will provide you with the most dramatic effect. This puddled curtain style can be achieved by extending the curtain length between 6-16 inches. Keep in mind, the longer the length, the more striking your drapery will be.

There further are different ways to arrange these puddle styles. You can read more about these in detail in our blog post here about PUDDLED CURTAINS & DRAPES STYLING IDEAS.

Tips to Hang Your Extra Long Curtains    

Tend to Extend: Avoid installing your drapery poles/tracks too close to the window frame. Instead, mount them at least four to six inches above the window frame—or close to the ceiling—to create an illusion of an even grander window.

Avoid patterns in tall drapery: Tall drapery looks best in solid or monochrome textured fabrics. Our stylists recommend avoiding large bold patterns and letting the size take centre stage.

Consider your fabric choices: While no fabric composition is ‘wrong’, extra-long drapes are most popular in light sheers and linens. Velvets are also a stunning choice in formal settings but need extra room to stack on sides.

Have you been struggling to find curtains long enough for your needs in conventional stores? For extra-long curtains made extra easy, shop Spiffy Spools today!