STEP 1 - STATIONARY PANELS
Will your curtains need to functionally open and close? Or will they be stationary? For stationary curtains, simply decide on the fullness you prefer. Typically one width per panel is all that is necessary for a stationary application, but not always. For any of our curtain styles, our narrowest width panel available is one width wide. Each size wider is 50% larger than the last.
If your window is extra wide, you may want more fullness to prevent it from looking like you skimped on fabric. Stationary panels are supposed to give the illusion that they are functional.
STEP 2 - FUNCTIONAL CURTAINS
Determine your pole or rod length. To ensure your curtains clear your window when they are pulled open, we recommend using a pole or rod at least 30% larger than the width or your window. Make sure to take into consideration any architectural molding or trim.
STEP 3 - PROPER FULLNESS
To ensure proper fullness and window coverage, make sure the finished width of your curtain panel(s) are at least 1.5 times to 2 times the width of your window, including any architectural molding or trim. The finished width of a curtain is exactly the width of the curtain when pulled taught at the header, not the hemline. Different pleat styles will impact the finished width of a curtain.
STEP 4 - CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS
We are always here to help! Do you have a challenging space? Although we've tried to simplify the process, measuring for curtains can be confusing, especially with so many different style options and architectural style windows. Feel free to contact us with any questions at email@example.com or by calling (269) 389-0424. We are confident we can help solve any design or measuring dilemma!