- Measure the width of your window frame (A).
- Add a 5-10 inch margin on the sides for proper coverage (B).
- You can simply plug in A and B into our our measurement tool when placing your order to calculate your ideal curtain width. If you'd like to figure out the curtain width yourself, read on!
- Decide what fullness you'd like. Fullness refers to the ratio of fabric to the width it's covering. For example, if you're covering a 50 inch wide space, using 100 inches of fabric would be 2x fullness.
- Fullness is a matter of personal taste: more fullness creates a richer look. Our recommendation is to go with a minimum of 2.5x for sheer curtains and 2x for solid ones.
Example: If you measured A to be 50 and want to add 5 inches on each side, your total width is 60. With 2x fullness, you'd want a curtain that's 120 inches wide (or 2 curtains that are 60 inches each!)
If you choose pleated as your hanging style: Pleated curtains are made with a "built in" fullness of 2x: Since the top of the curtain is stitched into pleats, a 100 inch wide fabric becomes a curtain that covers an area of 50 inches. So when ordering a pleated curtain using the option to enter the curtain width directly, if you submit 100 your curtain would be made from 100 inches of fabric with a "finished width" of 50.