If your windows are tall and narrow, curtains shoulder be longer than the seal and wider than the window frame; if your windows are short and wide, you can choose long curtains to cover the wide frame of the windows. Patterns of the curtains should not be too complicated.
How I measure windows for curtains?
1.Width of the curtains
You all know that the curtains you have chosen have ruffles then the width of the curtains should be 1.7-2.3 times wider than the width of your windows (width of unfold curtains that can cover the whole window). If the windows are not wide, those curtains cannot make your window look great; if curtains you choose are wider, they will be wasteful, so ideally the width of the curtains should be 2 times wider than your windows.
2.Length of the curtains
You must know the length of the curtains because if they are too short this can lead to aesthetic problems while curtains that are too long curtains will touch the floor and they will get dirty easily. In general, curtains should be 1-2 inches off the ground.
How to measure curtains for French windows, sliding windows and bay windows?
1. French windows
If you want to cover the entire wall, width of the curtains should be the width of your wall and the length of the curtains should be about 2 inches above the floor.
2. Sliding windows
Ways of measuring these kinds of windows are similar to that of French windows, length of the curtains should be about 4-6 inches longer than the window seal.
3. Bay windows
If you install sliding curtains tracks, the width of the curtains are the length of the tracks; if you just want to hang the curtains on the curtain rods, the width of the curtains should be close to the width of the window. Actually you can choose two divided curtains for your bay windows; one is just for the bay window, and another for all the wall.
After reading the introduction, you will know and understand how to measure curtains, no matter which kind of curtains you want to choose, you will know the ways of measuring for your windows.
After reading the introduction, you will get it and know how to measure for curtains, no matter which kind of curtains you want to choose, you will know that ways of measuring for your window are really similar.
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