Curtain Measurement and Installment Guide

We believe a room is never complete until the windows are dressed. Window coverings are not only practical, but they are a great way to refresh a room without making any structural changes or splurging on new furniture. Not every window is the same, which is why we offer custom curtains at a length and width that works for you. From choosing a fabric to installing the curtains, the process can be intimidating, yet the outcome is rewarding. Follow these simple steps to guide you through the process, start to finish. 

Section I: Choose Your Look! 

Fabric

  1. With over 12,420 unique options, it's easier than ever to customize your perfect curtains for a look that’s totally unique to you. Choose your fabric from our assortment of 30+ patterns. Order a swatch to see the prints IRL before you buy!

Style 

  1. Whether it’s rod pocket, ring top, pinch pleat — choose the construction option that best suits your style, and your windows. Try our complimentary design help if you need an extra hand or check out our Custom Curtain Style blog post for a breakdown of each look. 

Lining 

  1. Our curtains are double-backed with privacy (blocks 70% of light) or blackout lining (100% opaque). Privacy lining lets a bit of light in, while the blackout lets you sleep in. 

Section II: Find Your Fit!

Rod Placement

  1. Decide how long your curtain rod needs to be by measuring the width of the window. Hang the rod within the window frame or give the illusion of a larger window by extending the rod beyond the frame. Extend the rod at least 6-12" on either side of the window frame (if you have the space) so that when the curtains are pushed totally open you can see almost all of the window.
  2. Your rod placement will inform the curtain length you choose. When in doubt, hang high. Install the curtain rod 6-8" above the window frame to add some height to your space. If you are using drapery hooks and rings, make sure the rod is high enough that the bottom of the rings are above the molding.

Length

  1. To figure out the appropriate length, begin by measuring the distance between the top of the rod to the floor. Next, determine the draping style that is best for your space. For a clean look, the fabric should fall 1/2" above the floor (subtract 1/2" from your measurement) and for a puddling effect, add 3-4" to the rod to floor measurement.
  2. For ring top and pinch pleat construction, take into account that the drapery rings and hooks used to install the panels add length to your curtain. Measure from the bottom of the rod to the floor and subtract 1" (.5" for the ring and .5" to hang slightly above the floor). 

Width

  1. Windows come in all shapes and sizes, which is why we have you covered with three different widths—25”, 50”, or 100”.
  2. We recommend the following:
Curtain Width Guide

    Section III: Install

    Rod Pocket

    1. Install the curtain rod at the height you noted above.
    2. Simply slide the rod into the curtain pocket.

    Ring Top and Pinch Pleat 

    1. Install the curtain rod at the height you noted above.
    2. Attach the drapery hooks on the back of the panel to the rings on your curtain rod. 

    Section IV: Accessorize! 

    We’re obviously all about accessorizing! Add some extra oomph with decorative rods, rings, and tiebacks. Check out our curtain hardware edit on the Spice Market!

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