How to Measure for Curtains


Determine Mounting Technique

Inside Mount Curtains

While not as common, inside-mount curtains are another mounting option that will provide a specific look. Inside mount refers to a curtain rod that is secured inside the window frame, creating a more streamlined appearance. Inside-mount curtains don’t completely block out light, but they still provide privacy and offer a modern look.

Outside Mount Curtains

The outside mount is the most common mounting style for hanging curtains. When curtains are mounted outside, the rod is secured to the wall outside of the window frame. Outside-mount curtains can give the illusion of a larger window, provide full coverage to block out natural light, and create a more luxurious look.

Measuring the Width

Measure the curtain track or pole width, not the window width. It’s important that this is the measurement provided, as we’ll use your track or pole width to calculate the required fabric for your curtains. If fitting a new track or pole, this should extend 6” to 8” on either side of the window and at least 6” above.


Measuring for Poles

For a curtain pole simply measure the width of the pole between any finials or end caps, that is the width you should enter.


Measuring for Tracks

For a Standard curtain track simply measure the full width of the track, that is the width you should enter.


Measuring the Drop

Curtains can be hung either to the floor, to the sill, or to below the sill. We suggest that curtains finish either,

                A. 0.5 inches above the floor                   I                  B. 6-8 inches below the sill                      I                    C. 0.5 inches above the sill

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