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The Curtains That Skim the Ceiling and Floor
We've all heard that the closer the curtains are to the ceiling, the taller your walls seem, but the big error people make is sticking with a 64- or 72-inch length. The curtains dangle above the floor, making your walls look even shorter (so much for fighting with that curtain rod). That's why Myles recommends looking for ones that are 96 inches long, which work in most homes. A little "puddling," or extra fabric resting on the ground, is better than coming up short, because it's visual of the curtain stretching from the floor to the ceiling that makes the walls appear taller.