WIDTH

Measure the width of each window, including molding or trim if you want the curtains to cover them. Determine the number of panels you need to order:

For relaxed, tailored look: Multiply window width by 1 1/2 to 2. Divide your total by the width of a single curtain panel to get the number of panels you need.

For a full luxurious look: Multiply window width by 2 1/2 to 3. Divide your total by the width of a single curtain panel to get the number of panels you need.

 
  LENGTH

For a classic look: Mount your curtain rod 4" above the window opening. Measure from the curtain rod to 1/2" above the floor for length.

 
 

For a dramatic look: Add 6" to 8" to the length to create a "puddle" on the floor.

 
 

To create the impression of greater height in the room, position the rod 2" to 3" below the ceiling. Remember, this approach will likely expose the top edge of the window opening and some of the wall above it – if you want them covered, position the rod at the standard height (see above).

 
  RODS & FINIALS

Rods are typically positioned 4" above the window.
Rod length should be the same as the total fabric width.
Add the length of two finials to rod length to get the total amount of space required.

 

 
  ABOUT OUR CURTAIN DIMENSIONS

Rod-Pocket Curtains: Length is the distance from the top of the rod pocket to the bottom of the hem for length. It does not include ruffles or other decorative elements above the pocket.
Tie-Top Curtains: Length is the distance from the top of the panel to the bottom of the hem. It does not include the ties.
Tab-Top Curtains: Length is the distance from the top of the tab to the bottom of the hem.