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 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.
How many panels would you like to split your curtains 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
Ripplefold and pleated curtains are made with the following built in fullness:
Ripplefold and 2-Pinch Pleat : 2x
3-pinch pleat and Euro Pleat: 2.5x
For example if the area you want to cover is 50 inches, we first recommend you add 10% to ensure ample coverage (55”). Then use the appropriate fullness above to calculate the fabric needed. If you’ve chosen 2-pinch pleat, 55"x2= 110”. This means we would use 110” of fabric to make a curtain with a finished width of 55”X