What does W and D mean in curtain measurements?
Simply so, what do curtain measurements mean?
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. All curtains are sold as a pair unless stated otherwise.
Furthermore, how do you work out what size curtains you 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.
Considering this, 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.
What does the drop of a curtain mean?
The Drop or Drop: This is the measurement of your curtains from the top to the bottom, or header to hem. If your curtains go right to the ceiling of a standard room height, the drop will be around 2.4m. Some readymade curtains are purchased as 'panels', this means they are only one width of fabric wide.