Measuring the Curtain Width & Drop
Measuring the Curtain Width
Measure the curtain track or pole width, not the window. If fitting a new track or pole, this should extend 15cm to 20cm either side of the window and at least 15cm above. It’s important that you are accurate when measuring the width of the track or pole.
For a curtain pole simply measure the width of the pole between any finials or end caps, that is your correct curtain width.
Measuring the Curtain Drop
Curtains can be hung either to the floor, to a sill or to below the sill. We suggest that curtains finish either;
- 1.5cm above the floor
- 15-20cm below the sill (or 2cm above the radiator)
- 0.5 cm above the sill
Pencil & Pinch pleat pole heading
When using a curtain pole, measure from the underside of the decorative ring to where you want the curtain to finish at the bottom.