Is the width of curtains per Curtain?

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All of our ready made curtain sizes are labelled with 'width by drop' sizing, so the first number is always the measurement across, and the second is always the measurement down. For example, a pack of curtains labelled W 117cm X D 137cm will contain two curtains each measuring 117cm by 137cm.

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Then, what width of curtains do I need?

Measure the width of the rod from left to right. A common rule for displaying curtains properly says the curtains finished width should be at least 2 times the width of your window (if not more - sheers can be 3 times the window width) to achieve a look of proper fullness.

Additionally, how wide should curtains be for 100 inch window? For example, if the window is 100 inches wide, the curtains should be made to 125 inches wide in order for them to hang off the window when in the open position. For an inside-mount curtain, measure from one edge inside the frame to the inside edge on the opposite side.

People also ask, how are curtains measured?

Place the measuring tape at the top of the window frame or in the top inside corner and measure down to your desired length. For a higher curtain placement, measure up from the top window frame 20 inches to achieve an elongated appearance.

What does a pair of curtains mean?

Ta, from that page - Dunelm Mill ready made curtains are sold in pairs. The size given refers to each individual curtain, so if you buy a pair of curtains measuring 117cm x 137cm (46" x 54") you will receive two curtains each with the same measurement of width 117cm x length 137cm (width 46" x length 54").

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Do eyelet curtains need to be double width?

You need to allow for both flat panels to be a minimum of one and a half times the curtain pole width. I personally think they look much better at double the pole width. Give or take a couple of inches. This allows the curtains to have enough fabric to allow the pleats to look right when hanging over your window.

How wide should curtains be for 60 inch window?

Example: For a 60-inch window with two curtain panels, add 24 inches to 60 inches (window width) and divide by 2 (number of panels) to get 42 inches. The two panels ordered each need to be at least 42 inches wide.

Should curtains touch the floor or window sill?

In formal or dressy rooms, curtains should just touch the floor. A romantic room deserves elegant, extra-long curtains that pool or puddle on the floor. Curtains to the sill, or to the bottom of the window trim (called the apron), look great and are practical in a kitchen.

What are standard curtain sizes?

When measuring for curtains, keep in mind that curtains usually come in only a few different lengths: 63 inches, 84 inches, 95 inches, 108 inches, and 120 inches. Tier curtains, which are shorter and generally don't cover an entire window, are usually either 24 inches or 36 inches long.

What size Ready made curtains do I need?


Ready-made curtains are available in three standard widths: 112 cm (44 inches), 167 cm (66 inches) or 228 cm (90 inches). You should choose the width that most closely matches the size of your track or pole.

How much wider Should a curtain rod be than the window?

When installing curtain rods, hang the rod so that it extends at least 3 or 4 inches beyond the window on each side, which allows your curtains to overlap both the window and the wall to prevent light from leaking in around the window's edges.

Should curtains touch the floor?

The fabric should just touch the floor or hover half an inch above. This is also a great approach for café curtains (short panels that cover only the lower portion of a window and hit the sill), which work well in spots like the kitchen and bathroom, where long drapes aren't practical.

Do curtains come in 72 inch length?

72 Inch Length Curtains: Amazon.com.

How do you measure ready made curtains?

To find the finished length you require, measure from the top of the curtain track, to where you would like the curtain to finish. Readymade curtains with Eyelet Heading to find the finished length you require, measure from the top of the curtain pole to where you would like the curtains to finish.

Are curtains measured in cm or inches?


It is advisable to use a metal tape measure were possible when measuring for curtains. The width is always the first measurement given, for example 46”x 54” (117cm x 137cm) means that each curtain is 46 inches (117cm) wide by 54 inches (137cm) drop.

What is 90 by 90 in CM for curtains?

Dimensions on the packet refer to each individual curtain - e.g. 90 x 90 per curtain, meaning both curtains together are 180. The width of both curtains should be two and a half times the width of the track or pole.

Our Standard Curtain Measurements.
Inches Centimeters
66" x 90" 168 x 228cm
90" x 90" 228 x 228cm

Are curtain measurements for one curtain or both?

All of our ready made curtain sizes are labelled with 'width by drop' sizing, so the first number is always the measurement across, and the second is always the measurement down. Our ready made curtains are sold in pairs, and the size refers to each individual curtain.

How full should grommet curtains be?

The grommet panel must be a minimum of 70 inches wide, between the side hem seams, to provide just slightly more than 1.5 times fullness on the 40-inch space. Purchase more panels and push the grommets closer together on the rod for a fuller look.

What is a short curtain called?

A valance is a short curtain and comes in many many shapes and styles.

What are the standard lengths for curtains?


Curtains and drapery panels come in standard lengths of 63 inches, 84 inches, 95 inches, 108 inches and 120 inches. Tier curtains, also referred to as café curtains or kitchen tiers, come in 24-inch and 36-inch lengths. Panel widths vary according to style and manufacturer, but 54 inches is a standard width.

How wide should curtains be for 28 inch window?

For example, if you have a 28-inch-wide panel and a 36-inch curtain rod, purchase two panels for minimum fullness, three panels for medium fullness and four panels for extra fullness.

How wide should curtains be for 120 inch window?

I would normally recommend at least a width and a half - i.e. each curtain is 180 inches wide. Double width (240″) makes them really full. You need to think about how much space you have each side as when the curtains are open they take up space at the side.