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Measuring Guide

Will it Fit?
A guide to measuring for your delivery
Before Beginning
Before We Begin, Gather Your Tools
We recommend that you use a metal measuring tape for accuracy.
Also, a pencil and paper is a good idea so you can write down your measurements.
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Measuring for curtains is easy, just follow these simple steps.
Measuring for Curtains
Measuring for Curtains
Measuring for curtains does not have to be intimidating. Here are a few guidelines to get you measuring like a pro.
Measuring for Curtains
Measuring for curtains is a simple task, but only if you know the special tips and techniques. Our step by step guide will show you how to get all the needed measurements correctly. We have also included tips, advice and special things to consider when you measure for curtains. So you can measure for your curtains with confidence.
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Decorative
For decorative panels once you determine the length you are essentially done.
Functional
For functional panels you will need to determine both the length and the width. Changing all Measuring for Curtain Changing
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a - Basic Width - Find Your Basic Width
With your rod in place, measure the length of the rod, not including the finials (end pieces) (Measurement A).This is your width.
B - Basic Length - Find Your Basic Length
Next, measure from the top of the rod to the floor, (Measurement B). This is your length.
c - Record Basic Measurements - (Measurement A x Measurement B)
Record these measurements carefully, always recording the width first and the length second. So, if you have a 50 inch rod 84 inches off of the floor, you record them like this: 50 X 84.
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Pleated Panels
If you have decided that Pleated panels are more your style here is something else to keep in mind. Pleated panels need to be fitted to the rod. You don't have to worry about adding anything for fullness because a pleated panel has the fullness sewn into it. So, for a rod that is 50 inches you need two 25 inch pleated panels.
Flat Panels
If you have decided that Flat panels are for you here is something to keep in mind. Flat panels are just that, flat, there is no fullness built into the panel. If you want your treatment to look full when you pull it closed you will need to double or triple your rod measurement. So, for a rod that is 50 inches you need a minimum of two 50 inch panels for proper fullness.
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We're almost there ... let's figure out what length to order.
Rings or a Traverse Rod with Carriers?
When you are using rings or a traverse rod with carriers, the measurement from the bottom of the rings or carriers to the floor is the final length. Order this measurement, minus a half inch or so, if you wish to have the curtain hang just to the floor.
No Rings or a Traverse Rod with Carriers?
When no rings or carriers are being used, the measurement from the top of the rod to the floor is your final length. Order this measurement, minus a half inch or so, if you wish to have the curtain hang just to the floor.
Measuring For Roman Shades
How to hang your new window treatments like a pro.
Measuring for Roman Shades
"Measure twice, cut once," This saying is also an important step when ordering a custom roman shade. This advice and these guidelines will help you accurately measure for a custom roman shade and avoid costly mistakes. We will show you all the tips and techniques we have learned to get the best measurement results.
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Is your Roman Shade an Inside or Outside Mount?
Inside
  • Mounted within the window frame
  • Provides a clean, built-in look
  • Great way to leave attractive woodwork exposed
  • If window frame isn't deep enough please select outside mount
Outside
  • Great option when there is not enough depth for an inside mount
  • Mounted to the wall, ceiling or molding surface surrounding the window
  • Often used to make the window appear larger or to hide a less attractive window or door
  • No minimum depth requirement
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Inside Mount - Find Your Width
Measure the inside width at 3 locations- the top, middle and bottom. Record the smallest of the 3 measurements. This is your ordering width. We will make the necessary deductions (approx. 1/8”-1/4”).
Outside Mount - Find Your Width
Measure the width of the area you wish to cover. If space allows we recommend adding 2-3” (1-1 1/2” each side) to this measurement to help eliminate light seepage. This is your ordering width and will be the overall measurement of the shade.
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Inside Mount - Find Your Length
Measure the height at 3 locations – the left side, the middle, and the right side. Record the largest of the 3 measurements. This is your ordering length.
Outside Mount - Find Your Lengthh
Measure the height of the area you wish to cover. We recommend adding 3 – 4 inches to this measurement to allow for mounting hardware and to prevent light. This is your ordering length.
Need More Help, See Our Videos
Our videos are here to help walk you through the measuring & hanging process of various drapery styles.
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