So you've been meaning to cover those living room windows but haven't quite gotten around to it yet. Maybe one of your New Year's resolutions was finishing up that room in your house that has hovered around 60% complete for the last two years. We believe in you, this is your year! Perhaps you've wanted to replace those old, ugly blinds in the spare room for a while now but haven't quite made it a priority yet. Or you live in a small space and want to refresh your windows but aren't sure if long drapes will take up too much real estate in your already tiny room.
In case you fall into any of the categories or you compose a new one altogether (you little trailblazer, you) bear in mind that whatever the case, finding long drapes affixed to your ceiling (or very near to it) can help to create a dynamic and larger look to your space. By hanging curtains from the highest point of the wall that fall all the way down to the floor, you create a soft and subtle guide for the eye to follow, encouraging you to take in all of the space you have therefore giving the illusion of a larger room.
Not convinced just yet? Well here are 5 examples we've rounded up to give you some visual inspiration and prove that floor-to-ceiling drapes can open up your room and even give you the appearance of a larger and more stylish room!
Of course it helps if you already have higher ceilings but this look is just as successful with lower ceilings as well. To make the look really sleek, look for a low profile track like this one that is covered mostly by your drapery.
Check this out, in spite of some interesting moulding and ceiling heights, this floor-to-ceiling curtain situation is so well integrated it looks like part of the architecture itself!
Here's another example or ceiling length curtain but the rod is mounted to the wall, which might make it easier if you have particularly high ceilings for curtains that are just an inch or two short.
If you don't want a sliding track, using a curtain rod that extends just past the window frame is also a neat and simple solution but still, keeping in mind that the drapes sweep from top to bottom, or bottom to top if you prefer. This makes the living room and the windows themselves feel slightly more generous and grand. Something to keep in mind when you're updating or decorating your own space.