Custom Short Curtains & Window Drapes

Sometimes, less is more. From apron to sill-length, short curtains bring a casual, laidback look to a window. Depending on the size of your room, they also make more sense proportionally, ensuring that you don’t overload a space with too much of a good thing.


Perfect for frequently opened windows, especially in kitchens, short-length drapes are easy to draw back and easy on the budget. As for placement, try to hang these window treatments so that they end at the bottom of your windowsill, brushing lightly against it. We’ve included some suggestions to assist you in selecting the best window treatments for short windows, living room, or bedroom drapes that cover the window and keep out prying eyes.

Play to your audience. Short drapes are the perfect solution for kitchens and baths where long-length drapery might get in the way of function and safety. We also highly recommend short curtains and roman shades for nurseries and playrooms, where toddlers with sticky or grimy hands can accidentally (or purposefully) yank on longer curtains. You’ll stress less knowing that your kiddo won’t be able to reach the curtains until they can understand that they’re not supposed to.

What’s getting in your way? Radiators, counters, and pieces of furniture are often found beneath window sills. If full length drapery would cause loss of heat from radiator, or be in the way of a comfortable window bench seat, consider opting for a shorter length instead. Not only will short drapes be easier to open and close, but they’ll stay cleaner since they won’t be resting behind or on top of furnishings that could get dusty.

Dare to be bold. Because short-length curtains take up less visual space, they allow you to get more adventurous. Love a loud pattern? Adore a vibrant color? Go for it! An eye-catching design won’t overwhelm your room thanks to its size.

Basements. Many of our clients also prefer shorter curtain styles for basement wide windows. Basement windows are often smaller, so getting custom curtains to match their dimensions in your preferred fabrics is ideal.

And that’s the long and short of short curtains panels. For your made-to-measure drapes shorter than 36 inches, shop with us today!