How To Measure Curtains

Measuring curtains is an important step in choosing the right curtains for your space. Here are the steps you can follow to get accurate measurements:

  1. Measure the length: Measure from the top of the window frame to the floor or the desired length of the curtains. It’s important to measure in multiple spots to account for any discrepancies in the window frame.
  2. Measure the width: Measure the width of the window frame, including the molding or trim, and add an extra 4-8 inches on each side for full coverage. This will ensure that the curtains fully cover the window and overlap in the middle for maximum light blocking.
  3. Consider the heading: The heading refers to the top of the curtain where it is hung from the rod. Different headings will affect the length of the curtains, so consider what type of heading you prefer: rod pocket, grommet, tab top, etc.
  4. Decide on fullness: Fullness refers to the amount of fabric used in the curtains. A fullness ratio of 2.5 to 1 is recommended, meaning the curtains should be 2.5 times the width of the window. This will provide a full and gathered look.
  5. Consider any obstructions: Be sure to take into account any obstacles such as radiators, shelves, or furniture that may obstruct the curtains.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your curtains fit perfectly in your space and add the right amount of privacy and style. Don’t hesitate to consult a professional if you’re unsure about the measurements, as getting the right size is crucial to the success of your curtain project.

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