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MEASURING CURTAINS AND BLINDS

 

Use of the general rules for measuring curtains, but also pay attention to the additional elements and tips. That way you can calculate exactly how much fabric you will need.

 

MEASUREMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Hang the rail rod first.
  • Height:

- Long curtains: bottom rail rod to the ground - 2 cm, so the curtain does not drag over the floor.

- Short curtains: up to the windowsill -1 cm. If you want to keep out moisture and cold temperatures, let your curtain fall over the windowsill if possible.

  • Width: exactly the width of the rail rod. Limit the amount of light with a rod that is 10 cm longer on both sides of the window.

 

TIPS FOR MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Only start measuring after the rod or rail hangs.
  • Are there no rails yet? Then let it protrude 20cm outside the window both left and right. This way the curtain can hang nicely along the window.
  • Take into account any window handles, door handles and handles, windowsills and heaters, so that the curtains can always hang freely.
  • Always make sure that you can measure the length in one go. Preferably use a metal tape measure or a fixed measuring rod or distometer.
  • Measure the height and width of the window in different places because a ceiling, a floor or a frame are not always completely level.
  • Is there a difference between the different measurements? Then choose the smallest dimensions.
  • Always check measurements twice so that you can avoid mistakes.
  • Rod and rings

- The length of the rod determines the width of the curtain.

- The height of the curtain depends on whether you choose a rod with a built-in rail or a rod with rings.

- Do you use a rod with rings? Then measure from the top of the rod to the ground and subtract 2 cm from it. Otherwise the curtains would be too short.

 

TIP: Are you buying a new house? Take into account the floor covering to be applied so that your curtain is not too long!

 

FINISHING OF THE CURTAIN

  • Do you want the curtains to be finished neatly? Make sure that the curtains get a fleece band of at least 8 cm.
  • The standard distance between the pleats should be about 10 centimetres.
  • Sides of drapes should be stitched with a blind stitch if possible.

Not sure about measuring yourself? We have a measurement and installation service that are happy to help you out!

 

 

 

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