Follow these 3 easy steps or watch our video for how to measure for curtains:
- Make sure to use a metal tape measure for accuracy.
- Measurements should be in centimetres and to the nearest 0.5cm.
- Write down the measurements as you go along and double check all measurements taken.
Double Pinch Pleat
Triple Pinch Pleat
These curtains will be hung from hooks that attach to the eyelet rings, measure from the small ring that the hooks go into, to where you want the bottom of where you want the curtains to finish.
These curtains will be hung on the pole itself, measurements should be taken from the top of the curtain pole to the bottom of where you want the curtains to finish.
|Sill Length Drop||to sill - 1.25cm|
|Below Sill||to sill + 15cm|
|Floor Length||to floor + 1cm|
Please note if you have a radiator and want your curtains to sit above it, measure to 1cm abve the radiator.
If taking measurements for Ready Made curtains please consider these curtains have already made in a variety of sizes for you to choose from. Please select the closest match.
Top Tip for your Width
Our Ready Made curtains have already been made with a tolerance to allow you to buy up to 20 cm longer or shorter than your pole or track length.
Top Tip for your Drop
You can buy our curtains with a longer drop than required and contact us about our alterations service. Please note a Ready Made curtain's width cannot be altered.
If you already have a curtain pole or track:
Measure its full length, excluding any finials.
If you do not have a curtain pole or track fitted:
Measure the full length of your window , if it is in a recess, measure the full length of the recess.
If you have a recessed window, you have the option of fitting the curtains inside the recess or above. If you want your curtains above the window, you need to decide how far your curtains will over-hang the wall, each side of the window. This would normally be around 20cm (8 inches) each side and enables the curtains to open wider, allowing more daylight to enter the room and gives room for the fixture on the end of the curtain pole.
Now add A + B + B (MEASUREMENT C). This will give the desired curtain track/pole width.
The curtain pole should normally be 15 cm above the windows.
Please note do not include curtain pole finials in your width measurements.