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January 16, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I've had my eye on these paisley drapes from PB, but I'm not sure what size to get.

I like the puddled/pooler look against wood floors, but not sure how it would look against my carpet. Like a nice 1-2" break like in the picture. Any opinions on this?

I've read about how hanging curtains high gives the impression of a taller room. From my carpet to the top of trim measures 84", but the brakets for the curtain rod make it about 86" from the ground. Carpet to ceiling measures 96". Minus a few inches to puddle, and thats still a really high curtain.

Should I order the 84" panels (hang on rings and no puddling) or the 96" panels (hang on the rod and puddle)?
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You'll be happier with 96 and if they don't work the way you want you can have them hemmed. With 86 your stuck with 86 - no option. Hang 'em high though. You won't regret it.
January 16, 2013 at 12:35PM     
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Really? I'm scared to order the 96". They're in my cart - I just can't pull the trigger!

Does anyone have pictures of pooling on carpet? All I see are with wood floors. I don't want them to look sloppy! I don't have pets and won't open and close them BTW.

Floor to ceiling is 96" so if I hang the rod at about 93" I should get an inch or two of puddling.

It feels so foriegn to me. I have only had curtains just skim the floor. I need more feedback! And I don't want to pay more $ to get them hemmed....the longer curtains are already more expensive!
January 16, 2013 at 12:45PM   
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I think you could get away with the 86 if you don't use a full rod and just do side panels. OR:

Have you taken into account the size of the rings? If you do the PB rod, with the rings and clips, I think you will make it.

January 16, 2013 at 12:50PM   
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I guess the question is hang them high...or low?
January 16, 2013 at 12:55PM   
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Can anyone share a pic to help me visusloze?
January 16, 2013 at 1:31PM   
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January 16, 2013 at 1:39PM   
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I would hang them as close to you ceiling as you can...it really does look great.
January 16, 2013 at 1:41PM   
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Dlyte Interior Design
Hanging your drapes with the rod up to the ceiling gives the illusion of a larger room and will add vertical interest to the space. By hanging your drapery at the window height you'll be slicing the entire room along the 7' mark.
Definitely get the 96" panels, you won't regret it.
January 16, 2013 at 1:43PM     
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Okay I'm ordering the 96" longer panels! Wish me luck. I'm stuck in such a rut that it feels uncomfortable to do anything other than what I've been doing (low curtains hung at trim). ;)
January 16, 2013 at 7:29PM     
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96-----you are correct.
January 16, 2013 at 7:42PM   
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If you continue to do what you've always done you'll get the same results you always have! Jump!!!
January 16, 2013 at 8:07PM   
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Julie Thome Draperies, Inc.
96 is correct! you can always have them re-hemmed. if you order 84 there is nothing to let out of hems to make them longer. Dont be afraid!
January 16, 2013 at 8:10PM     
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