Asked by: Florene Neslyuzovhome and garden interior decorating
How do you measure for drapes?
Last Updated: 18th April, 2020
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Also, how do I know what size curtains to buy?
Place the measuring tape at the top of the windowframeor in the top inside corner and measure down to yourdesiredlength. For a higher curtain placement, measure upfrom thetop window frame 20 inches to achieve anelongatedappearance.
Beside above, how do you measure curtains to hang? Curtains should just touch the floor orpoolslightly. Determine where you'll hang yourcurtainrod based on the length of your curtains.You'll want toposition curtain brackets so your rod is aboutsix inchesabove your window frame. Measure the depth of yourwindow todetermine the size of yourcurtainbrackets.
Keeping this in view, how do you measure for curtain fabric?
To measure fabric for curtains, startbymeasuring the width and height of your window. If youwantfloor length curtains, measure from the bottom ofthewindow to the floor, subtract 1 inch, and add that number totheheight of the window to get the height of the fabricyoushould use.
Do curtains have to touch the floor?
The fabric should just touch the floor orhoverhalf an inch above. This is also a great approach forcafécurtains (short panels that cover only the lowerportion ofa window and hit the sill), which work well in spots likethekitchen and bathroom, where long drapesaren'tpractical.