How To Measure Curtains

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How To Measure Curtains

Measuring curtain width 1. Measure your track or pole For the best performance, your curtain track or pole should be positioned approximately 15cm (6″) higher than the window, and be wider than your window by 15-20cm (6-8″) either side. Curtain Track Measure its full length, end to end. Curtain Pole Measure the pole length, not including the finials (the decorative pieces on the end). 2. Calculate your curtain width To get a soft gathered look when your curtains are closed, use your pole or track measurements as a starting point and multiply it as follows (depending on your chosen curtain type): Pencil PleatPole or track width x 2 EyeletPole or track width x 2 Tab TopPole or track width x 1.5 Multiplying the width – If you use the pole or track measurements as they are, your curtains will cover the width but the fabric will appear flattened across the window. 3. Add another 2.5cm (1″) Adding an extra 2.5cm (1″) to the width measurement will allow your curtains to overlap in the middle when closed.

How To Measure Curtains

1. Measure your track or pole For the best performance, your curtain track or pole should be positioned approximately 15cm (6″) higher than the window, and be wider than your window by 15-20cm (6-8″) either side. Curtain Track Measure its full length, end to end. Curtain Pole Measure the pole length, not including the finials (the decorative pieces on the end). 2. Calculate your curtain width To get a soft gathered look when your curtains are closed, use your pole or track measurements as a starting point and multiply it as follows (depending on your chosen curtain type): Pencil PleatPole or track width x 2 EyeletPole or track width x 2 Tab TopPole or track width x 1.5 Multiplying the width – If you use the pole or track measurements as they are, your curtains will cover the width but the fabric will appear flattened across the window. 3. Add another 2.5cm (1″) Adding an extra 2.5cm (1″) to the width measurement will allow your curtains to overlap in the middle when closed.

How To Measure Curtains

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Exceptions to this rule: If you intend to hang pencil pleat curtains from your pole, and want to make a feature of the pole, measure from the eye of the curtain ring. 3. Things to remember Measure at multiple points Windowsills and floors are not always level, so measure at 2 or 3 points and use the smallest measurement to ensure the best fit. Header tape Our pencil pleat curtains come with either a 3″ or 6″ header tape. Header tapes offer 3 or more rows on which to attach your hooks. Where your curtains stop will be impacted by the row you choose to hang your curtain hooks from. This allows some flexibility if your want to give the appearance of more length, without letting the hems down.

How To Measure Curtains

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How To Measure Curtains

Buy curtains from Curtain Shop and get the same great value , wide selection and great service that you have since 1976.  Discount curtains include drapes and curtains, kitchen and tier curtains, sheer panels, valances and more quality window treatments.

How To Measure Curtains

Choose a Mounting Option: Sill Length Shorter curtains make a formal room more casual. Measure from the top of the window mount (A, B, C) to the sill (C) or just below the sill (D). Floor Length Floor-length curtains lend presence to a small window. Measure from the top of the window mount (A, B) to the floor (E).

How To Measure Curtains

Measuring a curtain track or pole If you don’t already have your track or pole in place, we recommend fitting one before you measure. To fit correctly measure the width of the window plus 30/40cm (12-16″), this will ensure your curtains will comfortably cover your window. Fit your track or pole approximately 15cm (6″) above your window recess and centre ensuring you have 15-20cm (6-8″) either side of the window.

How To Measure Curtains

If you don’t already have your track or pole in place, we recommend fitting one before you measure. To fit correctly measure the width of the window plus 30/40cm (12-16″), this will ensure your curtains will comfortably cover your window. Fit your track or pole approximately 15cm (6″) above your window recess and centre ensuring you have 15-20cm (6-8″) either side of the window.

Once you have the width, measure for the height of the inside mount window treatment. Measure vertically from the inside edge of the top of the window frame to the inside edge at the bottom of the window frame. Measure in three places, at the left, center and right of the window, again, rounding your measurement to the nearest 1/8-inch. Take the longest length as your final length measurement.

Shorter curtains make a formal room more casual. Measure from the top of the window mount (A, B, C) to the sill (C) or just below the sill (D).

How to measure for curtains When planning a window treatment, careful measuring is the key to achieving the look you want. For great results, follow these easy steps to determine the hardware and window panel length you will need.

Before deciding on which mount you will use, measure your window to be sure it is square. Measure diagonally from the two top corners to the two bottom corners. If the two measurements are significantly different, the window is off-kilter and you should choose the Wall Mount.

Guide to Window Hardware Is your window a square? Before deciding on which mount you will use, measure your window to be sure it is square. Measure diagonally from the two top corners to the two bottom corners. If the two measurements are significantly different, the window is off-kilter and you should choose the Wall Mount.

Time to Measure Once you have chosen the mounting option that works best for your window, it’s time to measure your windows to determine hardware length. Keep in mind that if you have chosen the Wall Mount option, you will need to add 6 inches to the length of your rods. Also, depending on what style you choose, finials can add up to 4 inches on each end of the rod, so you want to make sure there is enough clearance to allow for your finials.

Measuring for an inside mount: Measure horizontally from the inside edge of one side of the window frame to the inside edge of the opposite side. Measure at the top, middle and bottom of the window, rounding your measurement to the nearest 1/8-inch. Take the narrowest of these measurements as your final width measurement.

Creates a sleek, modern appeal to windows. The inside mount technique is appropriate for applying Roman shades or if you want to keep molding in line of sight. Remember to keep all hardware within the frame. When measuring for an inside mount, begin with the width. Measure the window at 3 different points (top, middle, bottom) and use the narrowest figure for your final measurement. For determining the length, measure 3 different points and use the longest figure for your final measurement (unless you are hanging Roman shades, than use the shortest measurement.)

Curtains should always be long enough to reach the windowsill, but how much farther they extend is a personal decision. There are two options for displaying your window treatments: to the sill (or just below the sill) and to the floor. For deeply recessed windows, you’ll want the window panel to be at sill length, or just below. If the width of your mounting measurement is less than 88″, we recommend at least two panels. If your measurement exceeds 88″, additional panels will be required for total coverage.

1. Assemble Your Tools: Grab a pencil, paper and a metal measuring tape for taking window measurements. If you’re using a cordless drill to hang up your drapery rod, make sure your battery is fully charged. Decide on the type of aesthetic appeal that you are trying to achieve as well as the intended function of the window coverings and purchase your curtains and hardware accordingly. TIP! Be careful when using a fabric measuring tape as it can stretch or droop, leading to inaccurate measurements.

2. Choose Your Mounting Technique: To determine how long your drapes should be, consider the mood you want to project in the room. To create a formal room, curtains should puddle on the floor (to achieve the ideal drape puddle, you should add 2-4″ of additional fabric to your length). Otherwise, fabric should hit the top of the floor. Fabric should always be long enough to cover the baseboard.

Depending on your lifestyle, window treatment options can aid in creating an energy-efficient, sleep-friendly, and climate-controlled environment. If you’re someone who works at night, or just needs to get some extra sleep during the day, blackout drapes might be the ideal window treatment for you. If you want to save some money on your energy bills, you may choose a set of insulated curtains that keep the warmth and chill out of your home. Check out some of our energy-efficient window treatment options.

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