I've always hated curtains that don't go all the way to the floor - in a way, it is like the window is wearing a miniskirt... But in my new apartment, we have furniture touching the walls in 4 out of 6 windows, so long curtains are not an option.
Currently we have the previous owner's mix of ugly curtains, ugly blackout plastic curtains (yikies) on plastic, spray-painted silver curtain rods, and mini blinds. It is a mess.
To make matters worse, condo rules say all window treatments must be white or cream.
I was considering replacing everything with roman shades to avoid that short curtain problem. The decor is eclectic, mostly a mix of modern and some rustic elements in the textiles. I tend to see roman shades used mostly in contemporary spaces, and that is a style that is not really represented here, so my concern is whether it will go.