Ensuring a perfect fit is as simple as following these instructions. All we need is accurate measurements of width and length.
You will need:
- Ideally a metric metal measuring tape (these tend to be far more accurate)
- Something to record your measurements and away you go...
Establish if you have a POLE or TRACK to hang your curtains from.
Measure each window and doorway individually as some windows and doors may vary in sizes. Measuring A- for the WIDTH and B- for the LENGTH ( or drop).
For the Width. Measure the pole excluding the finals (the decorative ends attached to your curtain pole). See diagram.
For the Length. Establish how long you would like your curtain to be, i.e. to the window sill, or to the floor. See diagram of curtain length for guidance. You also need to know what heading type you are after on your curtain as this will determine where to start to measure the length from.
For example - if you have chosen a pleated curtains- which will have a hook that hooks onto the curtain ring on the pole. Measure the length from the eye of your curtain ring (as shown in the diagram).
For Eyelet or Tab top curtains measure the length from the top of the pole. (Refer to the diagram.)
For the Width. Measure the length of the track. If it is a split track system (i.e. two tracks) measure both tracks (again refer to diagram SPLIT TRACKS) . If measuring a split track system, ensure that you take down the two measurements of the tracks to ensure the split of the curtain will be precise, marked A & B.
For the Length. Establish how long you would like your curtain to be to the window sill or floor. (See diagram of curtain length's for guidance). Measure the length from the eye of the curtain glider within the track. (See diagram of Track measurement for guidance.)
Measuring for a Track