Measurement Guide

Measuring for Curtain Poles/Tracks

When measuring for your curtain pole/track, you must measure the width of your window plus 12.0″ – 16.0″ to ensure your curtains have the appropriate cover. When fitting your curtain pole/track, fit c. 6.0″ above your window recess and centre to ensure you have 6.0″ – 8.0″ on either side of the window.

Measuring for Net Curtains

Net curtain width

measurement-guideWhen measuring the width of your window for your net curtain, you must measure the recess width. This is shown by the horizontal arrow in the diagram to the right. We recommend you measure the width in several places and then take the shortest measurement. For appropriate fullness/gather in your net curtain, we recommend multiplying your calculated width by 2.

Net curtain height

When measuring the height of your window for your net curtains, you must measure the recess height. Again, we recommend you measure the height in several places and then take the shortest measurement.

Measuring for Curtains

Curtain width

  1. Measure the full length of your track or pole (without its finials).
  2. Depending on the type of curtain you are looking for, you will have to adjust your measured width as follows:
    • For eyelet curtains, multiply your calculated width by 2.
    • For pencil pleat curtains, multiply your calculated width by 2.
    • For tab top curtains, multiply your calculated with 1.5.
  3. Add another 1.0″ to your total width measurement to ensure your curtains overlap in the middle when closed.

Curtain length

  1. Decide where you want your curtains to fall, measure from the top edge of your curtain track/pole to:
    • Sill length, measure to 0.5″ above the windowsill;
    • Below windowsill, measure to 6.0″ below the windowsill; and
    • Floor length, measure to 1.0″ above the floor.
  2. For eyelet curtains, write down your measurement and add 1.5″. This is the distance from the inner edge of the eyelet to the top edge of the curtain.
  3. For pencil pleat and tab top curtains, write down your measurement.

If you need any advice whatsoever about measuring please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (+353-1-8744606), email (sales@duffyscurtains.com) or in person at 27 North Earl Street, Dublin 1.