How Much Wider Should Your Curtains Be Than Your Window?

Does it matter if curtains are too wide?

A common rule for displaying curtains properly says the curtains finished width should be at least 2 times the width of your window (if not more – sheers can be 3 times the window width) to achieve a look of proper fullness..

What is standard curtain width?

45 inches wideThe most common premade lengths are 63, 84, 95, 108 and 120 inches. Widths vary, but most are 45 inches wide. More than one panel is usually necessary to cover standard window designs.

Should curtains touch the floor?

So should curtains touch the floor? The short answer is yes… usually. But when making any decision about your window treatments, whether they’re drapes, blinds, or shades, it’s important to consider every aspect of style and function so you can choose the best option for your windows and your home.

What does double width curtains mean?

These double 2x panels on a standard window are hung “wide” so that as much window as possible is showing. They would fully cover the window when closed and retain a lovely fullness when closed. These double 2x panels on a double window are hung “wide” so that as much window as possible is showing.

How wide should curtains be for 100 inch window?

between 200 and 250 inchesHow Wide Should Curtains Be For A 100-Inch Window? The average curtain bought to hang on a 100-inch window should measure between 200 and 250 inches wide. To achieve appropriate fullness with thinner material, get curtains upward of 300 inches wide. For decorative purposes, you can go 150 inches in width.

How wide should curtains be for 60 inch window?

Example: For a 60-inch window with two curtain panels, add 24 inches to 60 inches (window width) and divide by 2 (number of panels) to get 42 inches. The two panels ordered each need to be at least 42 inches wide.

How do you measure a window for curtains?

Measure the width of your window across, from plaster to plaster, and from top to bottom. Then add on 6” (15cm) above the window and 6 – 10” (15-25cm) either side of the window to allow for the pole/rail size. This is to allow the curtains to clear the window when open, maximising the light into your room.

What are the drop sizes in curtains?

Drop: Ready-made curtains are available in three different drops: 137 cm (54 inches), 183 cm (72 inches) or 228 cm (90 inches). Some manufacturers also offer a 274 cm (108 inch) drop; click on this link to view the available designs: Larger Sizes.

What is the widest width of ready made curtains?

90 inch wide90 inch wide curtain tend to be the widest width available in ready made curtains, and so will fit most larger and patio windows.

Is the width of curtains per Curtain?

All of our ready made curtain sizes are labelled with ‘width by drop’ sizing, so the first number is always the measurement across, and the second is always the measurement down. Our ready made curtains are sold in pairs, and the size refers to each individual curtain.

Are 84 inch curtains long enough?

For rooms with ceilings over 10-feet high it can be difficult and extremely expensive to find longer curtain panels. In that case, hang the curtain rod about 10-12″ above the window frame and use 94-96″ panels. Unfortunately, most standard 84″ curtain panels are not long enough for floor length curtains.

How wide should curtains be for 72 inch window?

To get the measurements, measure the width of the rod from left to right. For instance, if your window measures 72” wide, you will need curtains that will give a maximum width of 144” (window width x 2 = 144”.)

Do curtains need to cover entire window?

Curtain rods should extend at least six inches past the window so you can see the entire window. Use enough fabric. You want your curtains to feel full, not skimpy. If you’re getting pre-made panels, make sure you get enough curtain panels to cover the entire window.

Can you put long curtains on short windows?

Hanging long drapes on a short window is one of the easiest ways to increase the importance of the window and bring it into proportion to the room. Short drapes on a short window call attention to the size of the window and reduce the significance of the room, window and drapery style.