//How to Measure Window for Curtain Rod and Track

How to Measure Window for Curtain Rod and Track

You must be looking for a guide to measure your window for curtain rod and tracks in your home or office.

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

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

To know more about how to measure the drop for your curtains, you can refer to our guide on How to Measure Curtain Size.

Before we begin, you should note that there are 2 scenarios when it comes to measurement:

How to Measure for Curtain Rods

If you don’t have any curtain rods or tracks installed, you can first measure your window’s width then add 15cm on the either sides of the window to get the width for your rod or track.

How to measure your windows to get dimensions for curtain rod or track.

The extended measurement of 15cm on the left and right sides will allow for better and fuller light blockage in the room.

Your curtain rod or track should be installed 15cm above your window.

How to Measure Curtain Drop for Standard Windows

Measurement Type A: Standard Width x Floor Drop Height

Guide to measure standard window width to floor length drop.

Measure the width of your window + 15cm to left and right

Add 15cm to above window + Measure from top of window to 6cm above the floor

By giving a 6cm difference off the floor, it will prevent your curtains from getting worn out when drawing open or close daily.

Measurement Type B: Standard Width x Below Sill Height

Guide to measure standard window width to below windowsill drop.

Measure the width of your window + 15cm to left and right

Add 15cm to above window + Measure the height of your window (for length of curtain) + 20cm below windowsill

Tip: Adding the 20cm below windowsill allows light to be blocked out.

Measurement Type C: Standard Width x Above Windowsill Height

Guide to measure standard window width to above windowsill drop.

Measure the width of your window + 15cm to left and right

Add 15cm to above window + Measure the height of your window (for length of curtain) – 1cm above windowsill

Tip: Removing 1cm from windowsill would prevent the hems of your curtain from being worn out.

How to Measure Curtain Drop for Tall Windows

Measurement Type D: Standard Width x Full Wall Height

Guide to measure full length window drop.

Measure the width of your window + 15cm to left and right

Add 15cm to above window + Measure from top of window to 1cm to 6cm above the floor

Tip: Removing 1cm to 6cm from floor would prevent the hems of your curtain from being worn out.

We hope that this guide will help you understand how to measure and help you get the home furnishings that you want.

Remember that if you don’t already have curtain rod or track, you can get the dimensions for it just by measuring your window.

In order to get the curtain drop, you will have to add 15cm in length so that you can get the right coverage.

Once you have measured your curtain rod or tracks width, it’s time to learn how to measure curtain size in our Part 2 guide.

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