How to measure a window?
- Measure the entire window wall and all the elements contained within it. It may also be necessary to measure adjoining walls if they will affect the design of the treatment.
- Always use a steel tape measure for accuracy.
- Measure the projection of the casing and other millwork and adjust the return of the treatment, if needed, to accommodate their depth.
- Window width refers to the width of the window frames.
- Window height refers to the height from the top of the window frame to the floor.
Measuring for an outside-mounted treatment
- Check to see how long your brackets need to be to clear the window frame. Some window frames have crown molding or millwork that need extra projection from wall.
Overall curtain length is a matter of personal preference and need not be exact. If you have not yet installed your rod, you can adjust the placement of your rod, a little higher or lower, to get the bottom of the curtain to fall where you want at
- When measuring for rod pockets or rods with rings, remember to adjust the length accordingly.
Rod pocket finished length = panel length – diameter of rod
- Add center or multiple support brackets on wide or heavy treatments.
For ordering a floor length window treatment from us, you need to add 6'' to the window width for valance only and 10''-12'' for valance + drape panels. On the product page, once you select the type and size of a product, we will automatically calculate the maximum window width that the selected window treatment might fit.