Standard Curtain Dimension: how to choose the right size?

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Curtains are an important decorative element in a home, but they also have the function of protecting your privacy and filtering light. It is therefore essential to choose curtains of the right size so that you can fully benefit from their benefits.

How to measure the dimensions of your windows to choose the right curtains?

To choose the right size curtains, it is important to measure your windows correctly. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Measure the width of your window using a tape measure. Take the measurement inside the window, on each side.
  • Measure the height of your window using a tape measure. Measure from the top of the window to the windowsill or to the floor, whichever you prefer.

It is important to take these measurements accurately, as curtains that are too small or too large will not look aesthetically pleasing and will not perform their function optimally.

What is the standard length of curtains?

The standard length of curtains depends on the window location and your personal style. Here are some options:

  • Curtains that touch the floor: If you want large curtains that go all the way to the floor then they should stop between 1 and 3cm from the floor. This option is particularly suitable for bedrooms and living rooms.
  • Curtains that go all the way to the window sill: If you prefer curtains that go all the way to the window sill, you should measure the height of your rod at the bottom of the window and add 2 to 3 centimeters to leave room. sewing. This option is particularly suitable for kitchens and dining rooms
  • Curtains that stop below the window sills: If you prefer curtains that stop below the window sills, you should measure the height of the rod at the window edge and add 15 to 20 centimeters for let this one hang. This option is particularly suitable for bathrooms and children's rooms.

What is the correct width of curtains?

For a good result after making, we advise you to multiply the width of your rod by 1.5 to 2.5 times (end to end) in order to have a more or less ample curtain.

By following these tips, you should be able to find the right size curtains for your windows. Do not hesitate to seek advice from a professional or inquire at your favorite curtain store if you have any doubts about the dimensions to choose.

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