Measuring for custom curtains may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually quite simple! Just follow these five easy steps and you’ll be on your way to having beautifully tailored curtains in no time.

1. Measure the width of your window.

Determine the position of your drapery rod in relation to windows. Drapery is  typically installed at least 10cm above a window frame so that it’s hidden when you close curtains.

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2. Measure the length from the top of the window to where you want the curtains to end (usually about 15cm below the windowsill). The drapery length is dependent on the look you want to achieve, including where it will fall and whether or not your top treatment includes rings. Floor-length drapery can be made to puddle on the floor or float just above it. For a tailored look, and when your curtains will open and close frequently; use 0.5cm-1.5cm of fabric with an additional 25cm for dramatic flair so that you have plenty of material left over after opening them wide again!

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3. Determine drapery rod length.

The rod length you specify when ordering does not include the width of your finials or integrated end brackets; it will generally be equivalent to a drapery span. Make sure there’s adequate wall space available for them before purchase!

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4. Choose how wide you want your curtains to be. We recommend 2-3 times the width of your window for a full, dramatic look.

The width of your curtains should be at least 2 times as wide as the window to achieve a full look. Sheers can go up 3x in order for them look full and not slim.

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5. Choose the number of drapery panels

If you want your curtains to be shut fully, make sure to divide your total centimetre measurement by the width of your panels; Round up to the next whole number to achieve fullness.

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That’s it! With just a few quick measurements, you’re on your way to custom curtains that will perfectly fit your home.

These simple steps will allow you to save time and money. Just like that, your curtains will be on their way into your home and on the windows. As for the material of your curtains, don’t be afraid to use fun colours and patterns as this can be an accent piece that adds personality to your home!