To avoid mistakes, your curtain pole or track should already be in place. You can make calculations without a pole or track but are more likely to get incorrect measurements.
We advise you to use a metal tape measure for accuracy. Measurements should be in cm to the nearest 1/2 cm.
Please double check your measurements.
1. Measure Width
If you have a pole, measure the distance between the finials (the decorative baubles at the end of a pole).
If you have a track, measure the length of the track.
2. Measuring Curtain Drop
Before you start, you have to decide where you want your curtains to finish.
For floor-length curtains, we suggest curtains 1.5cm longer than floor-length. If your floors are uneven, make sure that you measure each side of the window and choose the longest measurement.
For sill -length curtains, we suggest either 15cm below the sill or 1-2 cm above it.
Measuring drop for Tab top and Eyelet
For tab top or eyelet curtains, measure the drop from the top of your pole to where you want your curtain to finish.
(Please note:tab top and eyelet headed curtains cannot be fitted to a track.)
Measuring curtain drop for pleated headings (all except Tab Top & Eyelet)
The total drop for pleated headings is measured in 2 parts – the eye drop and the heading height.