How to measure for curtains
How do you measure up for curtains?
Correct measuring is the key to easy, hassle-free installations, so it’s worth taking the time to get it right.
First of all, you’ll need a metal tape measure, a pencil, paper, and a sturdy step ladder to get to high places.
A curtain is made to fit a track and depending on the size of the window should be wider than the window recess ensuring that the curtain stack does not cover the window when they are open.
If you are ordering a custom track, the curtains will be underslung and the track will be visible. If you order an expandable track the curtain will sit above the track.
With this in mind measure the exact width of your track in millimetres.
Ideally, the track should be 150mm to 300mm longer than each side of the window.
Next, measure where you want the top of the product to start, down to wherever you would like the bottom of the curtain to finish.
We recommend measuring from the track down to the floor, so you get a beautiful full curtain effect.
Make sure that the curtain is long enough to cover the recess, as a rule of thumb 150mm above the recess should give you ample coverage.
You might want to take the curtain track under a cornice or fit to an architrave, every situation is different.
We’ll take care of the necessary deductions to make sure your curtains fit perfectly.
Once you’ve recorded your measurements head over to the product page, customise your order and we’ll send you out beautiful new curtains perfectly fitted for your window.
We couldn’t have made it any easier.