To date, I have discovered just 2 appropriate circumstances for using cafe curtains which are curtains that cover only the lower half of a window and usually employ sliding rings. The first is in a situation when going to the floor is simply not an option... like in kitchen sink window or a window seat window like this one below:
And the second is treating a window in a cottage, rustic or country environment... where their cutesy-nature add charm. Even still, light, gauzy fabrics work best paired with simple, slim hardware.
I know I love that fluffy creature framed between the windows... but can anyone tell me what that is??