How to measure curtains


Measuring curtains is best done with a tape measure.

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Pleated curtains

The pleated curtain fabric can be ordered with curtain tape (reinforcement of the upper side and the pleats) and with adjustable hooks.

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Pleated curtains, the height:

Measure from the top of the rail / track to the desired height.
Would you like the curtains to reach from floor to ceiling, then measure from floor to ceiling minus 2 cm.

For a wide window, measure the left and right of the window and take the average height.


how to measure height curtains

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Pleated curtains, the width:

You already have a rail / track:
In this case, measure the full width of the rail / track.

You do not yet have a rail / track:
In that case measure the width of the window and add the extra space required to hang the curtain beside the window.

How do you calculate the extra space beside the window to hang the curtain?

Extra space pleated curtains:

    Single pleat, WITHOUT lining

For each meter of window you need 20 centimetres (7.87 inches) extra rail / track (10 cm (3.93 inches) left and 10 cm (3.93 inches) right) if you choose curtains WITHOUT lining.

    Single pleat, WITH lining

For each meter of window you need 25 centimetres (9.84 inches) extra rail / track (12.5 cm (4.92 inches) left and 12.5 cm (4.92 inches) right) if you choose curtains WITH lining.
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    Double pleat, WITHOUT lining

For each meter of window you need 30 centimetres (11.81 inches) extra rail / track (15 cm (5.90 inches) left and 15 cm (5.90 inches) right) if you choose curtains WITHOUT lining.

    Double pleat, WITH lining

For each meter of window you need 35 centimetres (13.78 inches) extra rail / track (17.5 cm (6.91 inches) left and 17.5 cm (6.91 inches) right) if you choose curtains WITH lining.
extra width double pleat curtains to calculate beside the window
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Eyelet curtains with pressed stainless steel rings:

Stainless steel rings for curtains

Eyelet curtains with pressed stainless steel rings, the height:


You measure from the top of the curtain rod to the desired height.

Would you like the curtains to reach from the curtain rod to the floor, then measure from the top of the curtain rod to the floor minus 2 centimetres.

    • Eyelet curtains with pressed stainless steel rings, the width

Measure the full width of the curtain rod.

    • You do not yet have a rod?

In that case you measure the width of the window plus plus the extra space.
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How do you calculate the extra space besides the window to move the eyelet curtains with pressed stainless steel rings aside?

    • Stainless steel eyelet curtains WITHOUT lining

For each meter of window you need 20 centimetres (10 cm (3.93 inches) left  and 10 cm (3.93 inches) right) extra curtain rod length if you choose curtains WITHOUT  lining.

    • Stainless steel eyelet curtains, WITH lining

For each meter of window you need 25 centimetres (12.5 cm (4.92 inches)left and 12.5 cm (4.92 inches)right) extra curtain rod length if you choose curtains WITH lining.


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Pleat curtain hangs on rings under the curtain rod:

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Pleat curtain hangs on rings under the curtain rod, the height:

Measure from the bottom of the ring to the desired height.

Would you like the curtains to reach from ring to floor, then measure from the bottom of the ring to the floor minus 2 cm.


Pleat curtain hangs on rings under the curtain rod, the width: :

Take the full width of the rod.
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