Measurements - Curtains - Mesken

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Measurements - Curtains

Measuring Width

Curtain measurements - width 
  • 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. 

 

Measuring Length 

 
  • Measure the distance from the top of your rod to the floor. If you don't have your rod up yet, keep in mind hanging your rod higher would make your ceilings appear taller.
  • Since materials can stretch over time, we recommend hanging your curtains with a small "puddle" of 1-2 inches (B) to disguise any variance. If you'd rather have your curtains end just above the floor (or even higher), adjust A accordingly.    
  • You can simply plug in A and B into our our measurement tool when placing your order to calculate your ideal curtain length. If you'd like to figure out the curtain length yourself, read on!
  • The curtain style you choose has a small effect on your actual curtain length: ring top and pleated curtains "gain" about an inch when you hang them with hooks/rings whereas grommet and rod pocket "lose" an inch. To compensate, deduct one inch from your calculation above for ring top/pleated and add an inch for grommet/rod pocket to get your final curtain length. If you use our measurement tool when placing your order, we make these adjustments automatically.  

 

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