Short curtains are definitely not in vogue right now, with long drapes showing up consistently across the pages of design magazines and blogs. Yet there are legitimate reasons to go short, whether you have a cat who likes to claw the curtains, a radiator below the window, or you just like the look.
It's true that you can always choose shades, but short curtains have a casual, laid-back look that sometimes suits a room better than blinds. We know there are short curtain haters out there, and we'll probably get some heat for this, but we've rounded up a few examples to illustrate our point. In terms of length, all of these curtains fall at or slightly below the window sill.
Photos: Purl Bee (1), Sarah Coffey (2-3), Rachel (4), Beth (5)