Measure the width of the rod from left to right. A common rule for displaying curtains properly says the curtains finished width should be at least 2 times the width of your window (if not more – sheers can be 3 times the window width) to achieve a look of proper fullness.
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What size curtains should I buy?
The correct sized curtains should have a natural gather even when fully closed. To get this gather right, you’ll need to double your track or pole measurement. This number is the width measurement you’ll need to buy.
How do you measure the width of curtains?
If the curtains come separately, double the curtain panel listed width. You can use a tablecloth or blanket to compare full sizes. Window treatments are most commonly measured width by length, where length is the distance from the rod pocket to the very bottom of the panel.
How do I know what length curtain rod I Need?
Determine Rod Length. Before you measure your window for width, it best to choose the length of your curtain rod. Curtain rods are typically extended 3 to 6 inches past a window frame. However, because rods can be installed either inside, below, or above trim mount, determining where you install your rod affects the length.
How do I choose a drop size for my curtains?
Note: Choose a drop size equal or longer than the measured required length as our ready-made curtains can be reduced in length at any local clothing alteration to fit your window more accurately if required. Pencil pleat curtains can be hung from a curtain track or curtain pole.