Step - 1
For decorative panels once you determine the length you are essentially done.
For functional panels you will need to determine both the length and the width. Changing all Measuring for Curtain Changing
Step - 2
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.
Step - 3
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.
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.
Step - 4
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.