# How to measure the width of curtains ?

### Grommet Top

This is one of our most popular headings. Grommet top curtains feature 1.9 inch eyelet holes spaced evenly through out the top of the curtain. When closed, Grommet eyelet curtains give a beautiful wave look. They are suitable for curtain poles only and should only be paired with poles with at least 1.5 inch in diameter.

#### Calculate the Recommended Curtain Width

If you already have a curtain pole, measure its full length. We recommend a fullness ratio of **1.5x-2x**to create the waves and folds when the curtains are closed.

Fullness Ratio= Curtain width / Curtain pole length

If you do not have a pole yet, follow the steps below to measure the desired pole length and then calculate the recommended curtain width before you order curtains from us.

Referring to the diagram

**1. Obtain Measurement A**

Measure the full width of your window, if it is in a recess, measure the full width of the recess.

**2. Obtain Measurement B**

If you have a recessed window, you have the option of fitting the curtains inside the recess or above. If you want your curtains above the window, you need to decide how far your curtains will over-hang the wall on each side of the window. This would normally be around 8 inches each side and enables the curtains to open wider. More daylight can enter the room and gives room for fixture on the end of the curtain pole.

**3. Obtain Measurement C**

Simply add up Measurements A+B+B from steps 1 and 2, this will give you the desired curtain pole length. Please do not include curtain pole finials for measurement **C**.

**4. Obtain the recommended curtain width**

Finally, multiply **C** by 1.5-2, depending on how full you would like your curtains to look when closed, you will have the recommended curtain width.

Recommended Curtain Width = 1.5 to 2 x Measurement C

#### Choose Your Desired Curtain Length

**Sill Length**

Measure the distance between the top of the pole to the bottom of the window and then add 1.2", this should be the ideal length for the curtain if you are looking to achieve sill length.

**Below Sill**

Measure the distance between the top of the pole to the bottom of the window and then add 7.2”, this should be the ideal length for the curtain if you are looking to achieve below sill length (about 6“ below your window sill).

**Floor Length**

Measure the distance between the top of the pole to the floor and then add 0.2", this should be the ideal length for the curtain if you are looking to achieve floor length (about 1” above the floor).

### Tab Top

Tab top curtains feature fabric loops at the top which the curtain pole passes through. Tab top can be used to showcase the pattern of the curtain as the curtain fabric is flat when the curtains are shut. Please note they are suitable for curtain poles only.

#### Calculate the Recommended Curtain Width

If you already have a curtain pole, measure its full length. We recommend a fullness ratio of **1.5x-2x** because we think most of the time curtains with tab top heading do not need too much stacks and gathering at the top.

For example, if the pole’s full length is 80 inches, the single panel curtain’s width needs to be 40-60 inches if you are looking to have 2 panels of curtains.

Fullness Ratio= Curtain width / Curtain pole length

If you do not have a pole yet, follow the steps below to measure the desired pole length and then calculate the recommended curtain width before you order curtains from us.

Referring to the diagram

**1. Obtain Measurement A**

Measure the full width of your window, if it is in a recess, measure the full width of the recess.

**2. Obtain Measurement B**

If you have a recessed window, you have the option of fitting the curtains inside the recess or above. If you want your curtains above the window, you need to decide how far your curtains will over-hang the wall on each side of the window. This would normally be around 20cm (8 inches) each side and enables the curtains to open wider. More daylight can enter the room and gives room for fixture on the end of the curtain pole.

**3. Obtain Measurement C**

Simply add up Measurements A+B+B from steps 1 and 2, this will give you the desired curtain pole length. Please do not include curtain pole finials for measurement **C**.

**4. Obtain the recommended curtain width**

Finally, multiply **C** by 1.5-2, depending on how full you would like your curtains to look when closed, you will have the recommended curtain width.

Recommended Curtain Width = 1.5 to 2 x Measurement C

#### Choose Your Desired Curtain Length

**Sill Length**

Measure the distance between the top of the pole to the bottom of the window and then add 1.2", this should be the ideal length for the curtain if you are looking to achieve sill length.

**Below Sill**

Measure the distance between the top of the pole to the bottom of the window and then add 7.2”, this should be the ideal length for the curtain if you are looking to achieve below sill length (about 6“ below your window sill).

**Floor Length**

Measure the distance between the top of the pole to the floor and then add 0.2", this should be the ideal length for the curtain if you are looking to achieve floor length (about 1” above the floor).

### Grommet Top & Bottom

This is our most windproof curtain work and highly recommended for outdoor use. They also have 1.9-inch eyelets like our grommet top curtains. They are suitable for curtain poles only and should only be paired with poles of at least a 1.5 inch diameter. Grommet top and bottom curtains can block wind and rain real good as they are supported by two poles at the same time. Whatsmore, privacy is also guaranteed when these curtains are closed!

#### Calculate the Recommended Curtain Width

If you already have a curtain pole, measure its full length. We recommend a fullness ratio of **1.5x-2x**to create the waves and folds when the curtains are closed.

Fullness Ratio= Curtain width / Curtain pole length

If you do not have a pole yet, follow the steps below to measure the desired pole length and then calculate the recommended curtain width before you order curtains from us.

Referring to the diagram

**1. Obtain Measurement A**

Measure the full width of your window, if it is in a recess, measure the full width of the recess.

**2. Obtain Measurement B**

If you have a recessed window, you have the option of fitting the curtains inside the recess or above. If you want your curtains above the window, you need to decide how far your curtains will over-hang the wall on each side of the window. This would normally be around 8 inches each side and enables the curtains to open wider. More daylight can enter the room and gives room for fixture on the end of the curtain pole.

**3. Obtain Measurement C**

Simply add up Measurements A+B+B from steps 1 and 2, this will give you the desired curtain pole length. Please do not include curtain pole finials for measurement **C**.

**4. Obtain the recommended curtain width**

Finally, multiply **C** by 1.5-2, depending on how full you would like your curtains to look when closed, you will have the recommended curtain width.

Recommended Curtain Width = 1.5 to 2 x Measurement C

#### Calculate Curtain Length

Measure the distance between the top of the upper pole and the bottom of the lower pole and then add 4 inches, this should be the ideal length for your double grommet curtains.