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How To Measure For Curtains

How to measure curtains

If you are getting frustrated in your endeavour to correctly do your measuring for curtains, A1 Blinds and Curtains are here to help. No doubt, you will want to prevent potentially wonky curtains from mucking up the aesthetic and décor of your space. So, read our directions below on how to get your drapes measured to perfection.

Curtain Measuring Tools

To start the process, you are going to need the correct curtain measuring tools. Although many people go for fabric or plastic tape to measure their curtains, this tape can stretch over time resulting in inaccurate measurements. Our experts recommend you use metal measuring tape to get the most precise measurements. Few things ruin a rooms aesthetic more than wonky drapes.

How To Measure For Curtain Width

Next, it is important that you do curtain width measuring to avoid curtains that are too narrow or too wide. The standard curtain width is about triple the size of the window frame. But we will give you an idea of the looks you can create. Wide curtains are great for a particularly formal appearance. On the other hand, narrower curtains give more of a modern edge.

Curtain Height Measuring

Finally, you need to do curtain height measuring to ensure that you create the right look, do not allow in excessive light, or cause a slipping hazard. Measuring the height from the floor to the top of the window frame, you can opt for a range of curtain lengths, depending on the room style and function. Lengths you can go for include the “puddle”, “break”, “brush” and “hover”. Let us break these down for you:

“Puddling” curtains have around eight inches that pool onto the floor for a luxurious look. These look particularly glamorous when made from materials like silk or satin. However, while this length and material might be suited to certain living rooms and bedrooms, they could form slipping hazards in homes with children.

“Breaking” drapes could be for you if you are after a chic and trendy length for your bedroom, living room or bathroom. You can create this length by adding an inch or two to your measurement from rod to floor.

“Brushing” curtains, indeed, barely brush the sill. They are viewed as a relatively classic and fresh look.

“Hover” drapes are perhaps the most popular curtain length of all. Simultaneously classic, elegant and practical, hover curtains leave a finger width of space between the drapes and the window sill.

Here at A1 Blinds and Curtains, our design professionals provide free on-site measurements, to give your bedroom the look of your choice. Whether you are elsewhere in the South West, South East Wales or Gloucester, get in touch.

How To Hang Curtains

When you have completed the curtain measuring and making process, you will want to know how to properly hang curtains. To avoid ruining your wall, we advise you go for no-drill curtain rod brackets, which are placed above the window trim. Then, quite simply, hang up your drapes! If you are still reluctant, get one of our design experts to fit your curtains. Simply call up A1 Blinds and Curtains on 0800 037 7368 to arrange your service.