From style to function, window panels are the cherry on top for your window decor. From top to bottom, Bed Bath & Beyond’s selection of window curtains and drapes will complement your space. So, the question then becomes “are curtains out of style?” Overdressed, overlayered, overmatched curtains are indeed out of style, however, classic pleated window curtains will never go out of style - the key is finding an option that suits your decor. While some individuals opt for the light and airy feel of curtain-free style in open living spaces, other spaces such as bedrooms and private rooms will still need some sort of curtain panels, even if just sheer curtains. Window curtains put the finishing touch on your space, making it feel polished and accentuating the room’s design. Having your curtains tailored and using airy, white fabrics is on-trend and will help keep your room feeling bright and spacious.
Do you need curtains with blinds? While you don’t necessarily need curtains for privacy if you have blinds, they still serve as the perfect finishing touch on your windows. Window curtains can also help to block out heat or prevent light seeping through if you’re interested in room darkening or blackout options. When pairing curtains and blinds together on the same window, it’s generally for better light control, sun blocking, or heat retention. Realistically, you don’t need to pair curtains with blinds if the room itself doesn’t warrant it. Of course, it’s your home and it needs to be your space - if you prefer not to use curtains, then don’t hang them. Window options include sheer curtains, valances and scarves, kitchen and bath curtains, door curtains and more to accommodate any space in your home. Remember: Window panel sizing is width x length, so you need to measure the width first. The standard window panel is 40 inches wide, and the varying sizes available represent the length that you will need.
Should Drapes Touch the Floor?
Depending on the look you’re hoping to achieve with your window treatments, window panels are available in a variety of lengths. Should drapes touch the floor? The proper styling of curtains and drapes is for them to just touch the floor or hover about a half in above. Hanging style is a personal style choice, but for a romantic, flowing look it is proper for drapes to puddle on the floor. For example, 63-inch panels will sit on the sill of your window, 84-inch panels will softly brush the floor, 96-inch panels will puddle and rest gently on the floor, and 108-inch panels should be hung above the window to elongate the look and add elegant style to your room. Having curtains hit a half-inch above is also a great approach for cafe curtains, which only cover the lower half of a window and rest on the sill. Café curtains are a great solution for kitchens or bathrooms where privacy is necessary, but full-length curtains aren’t practical. To learn more about selecting the perfect drapes for your space, peruse our helpful window treatment buying guide for everything you need to know about Bed Bath & Beyond’s window curtains.