High and wide was great in my last home, a condo with low-ish ceilings.
Our current house has equally low ceilings. On the second floor, I hung our bamboo blinds flush with the ceiling and put the curtain rods right over them. We have custom drapes in one bedroom, so I ordered them to touch the floor. Amazingly, the West Elm drapes I used in the guest bedroom were exactly the right length to kiss the floor.
I've been trying to work on our living room and while browsing inspiration pictures, I noticed that the "high" part of "high and wide" varies a lot among professional designers. At the molding, under the molding, and even on top of the molding seems acceptable.
But what is correct? Just as I as asking myself this, Barry Dixon posted this on his instagram account:
Scrolling through his account, it seems he has a clear preference.
In Barry, we trust. I'm hanging the rods I got for the living room where the crown starts.