//How to Measure Curtains

How to Measure Curtains

This is our part 2 guide on how to measure curtain and blind drop in our two-part series.

We have created this guide for you to learn how to measure your windows for curtains and blinds.

Part 1 was on how to measure windows for curtains rod and track where we showed you how to measure the width of your window to get a proper rod or track installation.

In this guide, we will talk about how to get curtain measurement when you already have curtain rod and tracks installed to get the curtain dimensions you need.

If you need help, you can also book an appointment with us to get a free on-site consultation!

How to Measure Curtain Width with Existing Curtain Rod or Track

If you already have a set of curtains or blinds, you can follow the measurements for width here:

Curtain Rod or Poles

Guide to measure curtain width with curtain rod or pole.

Measure the width of the pole that you have without the end caps and you will get the width that is required of your curtains.

Curtain Tracks

Guide to measure curtain width with curtain track.

Measure the full track’s width and you will get the right width you need.

Get Better Curtain Width Coverage

Measurement for Width of Curtains

Add 2.5cm to the width of your curtains (left + right) so they can overlap and close fully.

Pencil Pleat Curtains and Eyelet Curtains

Double the width of your curtain rod or track to get the correct sized curtain gathering.

How to Measure Curtain Drop With Existing Curtain Rod or Track Installed

This part will teach you how to find the curtain drop (length) with different kinds of curtain rods, track or curtain style.

Curtain Poles with Ring (Pencil Pleat or Pinch Pleat curtains)

Guide to measuring curtain drop for pencil or pinch pleat curtains.

Measure from the eye of the ring to the length/height you require.

Standard Pleat Tracks

Guide to measuring curtain drop with curtain tracks.

Measure from the top of the track to the length/height you require.

Eyelet Curtain Rod

Guide to measuring curtain drop for eyelet curtains.

Measure from the top of the pole to the length/height you require.

Get Better Curtain Drop Coverage

Measurement for Length of Curtains

Above Sill: End 1cm above windowsill
Below sill: End 15cm above windowsill
Floor Length: End 1cm above the floor

Accuracy of Your Curtain Length

Measure different points (left, right, center) of the room as windowsills and floors might be uneven at time. Use the smallest measurement as your length.

By now, you should already know how to measure windows for curtain rods and tracks. We have also taught you how to measure for curtain drop according to the length you want.

In addition, in this guide, we have given you tips on getting the right measurements when you already have curtain rods or tracks installed.

If you still have any questions, feel free to drop us a Whatsapp message or contact us for a free consultation!

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