How to measure your window for curtains.

How to measure your window for curtains.

4 easy steps to measure your window!

Step One

First you need to decide what kind of curtains you want. Do you want floor length formal drapes, informal tab-tops or café curtains.

Step Two

Next you need to decide where the curtain rod will go. A good place for the rod would be about 6 inches above the window frame. But you might want to place it higher or lower depending upon the look you are trying to achieve.

Step Three

Decide how much coverage you want. Curtains usually extend about 6 inches above the window frame, 2 to 3 inches on each side, and 2 to 3 inches on the bottom.

Step Four

Use a tape measure to measure from where the curtain rod is or will be to the desired bottom point of the curtain, and measure from side to side. Multiply the side-to-side measurement by 1 1/2 or 2 to allow for proper fullness of curtains.

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