Measuring for your curtains is easy no need for deductions or calculations we’ll do all of that for you to make sure everything hangs perfectly. Follow our simple guide below for your type of track or pole and let us do the rest.
Measure the curtain track or pole width, not the window width. It’s important that this is the measurement provided, as we’ll use your track or pole width to calculate the required amount of fabric for your curtains.
For the most part, you will be unable to adjust the width of the curtains once they are made, so it’s important that the width measurement is as accurate as possible. If fitting a new track or pole, this should extend 15cm to 20cm either side of the window and at least 15cm above.
For a curtain pole simply measure the width of the pole between any finials or end caps, that is the width you should enter.
For a standard curtain track simply measure the full width of the track, that is the width you should enter.
If your track has an overlap in the centre, measure the full width of the track (a) and the width of the overlap (b). Add the two together and that is the width you should enter.
Curtains can be hung either to the floor, to the sill or to below the sill. We suggest that curtains finish either;
- 1.5cm above the floor
- 15-20cm below the sill (or 2 – 3cm above the radiator)
- 1.5 cm above the sill
It’s important to allow a small amount of space at the bottom of the curtains; If they drag at the bottom then they could mark or fray.
When using a curtain pole, measure from the underside of the decorative ring to where you want the curtain to finish at the bottom.
When using a curtain track, measure from the top of the track to where the curtain is to finish at the bottom.
Our eyelet heading curtains will fit poles up to 30mm in diameter. Simply measure from the top of the pole to where you want the curtain to finish at the bottom. We will make the curtain with 3cm of fabric above the top underside of the eyelet where it sits on the pole.
We add this automatically so simply measure from the top of your curtain pole.
IF YOU ARE UNSURE PLEASE CONTACT OUR CUSTOMER SERVICES FOR FURTHER ADVICE.
Tip: Do not forget to check for obstructions such as window handles, windows opening inwards, or perhaps wardrobe door opening towards window etc as these can prevent the blinds from either opening/closing or being able to be fitted in the first place.