To find the right width for your curtain, first measure the width of your window frame, A.
Next, decide how far you want your curtains to extend beyond the window on each side, B. We recommend 10 inches.
We recommend a fullness of at least 2x. This means if the total area you’re covering is 50 inches wide, your fabric would be 100 inches wide. What fullness do you prefer?
Note: For pleated or ripplefold styles, we recommend adding 10% to your coverage width. Please also select a minimum 2x fullness for 2-pinch pleat and ripplefold and minimum 2.5x for 3-pinch pleat and European pleat.
Finally, how many panels do you want to split this curtain into?
To find the right length for your curtain, first measure the distance from the top of your rod to the floor A,
Since materials can stretch slightly over time, we recommend hanging your curtains so they create a small “puddle” (1-2 inches) on the floor to disguise any variance. Enter B below to indicate how long your puddle should be.
If you want to have your curtains end off the floor instead, leave B as 0 and reduce A by ½ - 1 inches.
Note: The inputs above calculate the distance between your rod and where your curtain ends. To get your actual curtain length; if your hanging style is ring top or pleated, we will deduct 1 inch from the above measurements. For grommet and rod pocket, we will add 1 inch. The length you will see in your order confirmation is your final, end-to-end curtain length.
Most of us assume man-made fabrics are inferior to natural materials like cotton or linen. In fact, synthetic materials have advanced tremendously in recent years. In terms of look and feel, the synthetic fabrics we offer at Mesken are largely indistinguishable from natural ones.
Polyester and its variants have the advantage of being strong, durable, and resistant to mold and bacteria. There’s no need for dry cleaning and they’re less prone to wrinkling. Plus, they’re generally less expensive than cotton or linen.
Don’t get us wrong — we love our cotton and linen fabrics just as much. But our synthetic fabrics make great curtains that are not only stylish and practical but also more affordable.X
Pleated curtains are made with a built in 2x fullness. That means if you enter a curtain width of 50 inches, we’ll use 50 inches of fabric for a finished pleated curtain of 25 inches.
If you use our measurement guide instead of entering the curtain width directly, make sure to select a minimum fullness of 2x.X