Measuring the width
If you have a pole, measure the pole width excluding the end finials. If you have a track, measure the total width.
For our made-to-measure curtains service, this is all the information we need as we add all the allowances.
Measuring the finished length
The finished length is the measurement from the very top of the curtain to the bottom hem. The diagrams show suggested lengths for both sill, and floor length curtains. Always measure the length to the left, right and centre of your pole/track. Where the measurements vary, choose the length that suits best.
FOR TAB TOP HEADINGS
Measure from the top of the pole to your required bottom hem position, this is the drop.
Now measure the diameter of the pole and add this to your drop measurement, this gives your finished length (this is due to some length being lost when threading tabs onto the pole).
FOR EYELET HEADINGS
Measure from the top of the pole to your required bottom hem position, this is the eyelet drop*.
Now add 3.5cm (1 3/8”) to this amount (this is the amount of curtain above the eyelet hole), this gives your finished length.
Measure from the eyes of the rings/gliders to your required bottom hem position, this is the hook drop.
Now add 3.5cm to this amount to get your finished length.
FOR ALL OTHER HEADINGS
Firstly, decide on the height you would like the top of the curtains to finish.
For tracks, we suggest aligning the top of the curtain with the top of the track. For poles, the curtain could be level with the top, centre, or bottom of the pole.
Measure from the required curtain top position to your required bottom hem position, this is your finished length.
Roman Blind Measuring
For fitting inside the window reveal
1. Measure the length from the top of the reveal to the sill in several places as your window may not be square, and choose the length that best suits. This is the finished length of your blind.
2. Measure the width of the reveal at its narrowest point. Subtract 1cm from the reveal width; allowing for a 5mm clearance to each side. This gives your finished width.
Note: Complete blackout will not be achieved.
3. Choose a mechanism and to which side this will hang. Tip: Ensure that the blind is far enough away from the window handles to prevent obstruction. You may need to fix the blind to the ceiling of the reveal.
For fitting outside the window reveal
1. Decide on your preferred blind position. The top of the blind usually looks best at 10cm above the reveal. For the hem position, blinds usually fall 5-15cm below the sill (or to the sill if the sill projects).
Measure the length between the top of the blind and the hem position. This is the finished length (measure in several places to find the length that best suits).
2. Measure the reveal width. Now decide how much the blind is to overhang beyond the reveal and add this to your reveal width (usually at least 5cm to each side, check for obstructions). This gives your finished width.
3. Choose a mechanism and to which side this will hang.