To determine the optimal width of your curtain rod, you’ll need to measure the width of your window including the frame or trim. Take this measurement three times: once at the top, once at the center, and once near the bottom of your window. These measurements will most likely vary slightly.
How do I know what size tension rod to buy?
Purchase a rod that’s longer than your measurement.
As such, you should buy a rod that’s longer than what you need when fully expanded. For example, if you need to fill a 5 ft (1.5 m) space, get a rod that can expand up to 7 feet (2.1 m). Check the weight capacity of your tension rod as well.
How much bigger should curtain rod be than window?
As a general rule, drapes will be open during the day, so make sure the curtain rod extends at least four inches on each side of the window’s inside frame. To create the illusion of a wider window, extend the rod up to 10 inches beyond the window’s frame.
How wide should curtains be for 36 inch window?
Example: If your window measures 36″ wide (window width x 2 = 72″), you need curtains that will give a minimum width of 72″ or 2 panels for that window. In this case 2 panels will give about 100″ to 120″ of width which will look nice and full. Always round up to the next full number.
How do you measure a window for curtains?
Measure the Width
If you want your curtains to close and cover the entire window: Measure the width of your window. Add 12 inches to each side, 24 inches total. Take the total number (width plus the number you added to each side) and divide that number by how many drapery panels you want in the window.
Are curtains measured per curtain?
All our ready made curtains are sold as pairs, and the sizes stated refer to the size of each curtain. For example, in a pair of curtains 46″ wide x 54″ length, there will be two curtains, each measuring 46″ wide.
How far below window should curtains hang?
While fashion once dictated a “flood level” bottom line for curtains—one that hung just past the window sill, short enough that it would not get wet in a flood—today, style calls for curtains to either hang down to within ½-inch of the floor or even puddle slightly.