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.
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.
If you’re measuring from wall to wall or inside a bulkhead or recess, we recommend deducting 20mm from the total width to make completely sure the track fits.
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 10mm off the floor for a full curtain effect. If you are top fixing the curtain you may want to measure to 20mm off the floor as the curtain will drop slightly over time.
A face fix curtain is where the brackets are mounted onto the wall. We recommend this option if your ceiling has a cornice.
A top fixed curtain is where the brackets are mounted onto the ceiling. This is a good option if you’re fixing within a bulkhead or your ceiling does not have a cornice.
When measuring of top fix please note the curtain will naturally droop over time so it’s worth making extra allowances for the drop of the curtain.
Once you’ve recorded your measurements head over to the product page, customise your order and we’ll send you our beautiful new curtains perfectly fitted for your window.
We couldn’t have made it any easier.