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Our guide to curtain measuring
Nothing can refresh a room like a new set of curtains. From modern designs such as geometric and bold stripes to classic florals, they can bring a whole splash of colour and new design to any room in the house. Victoria Linen stock a great range of curtain fabrics in 100’s of patterns and colours, take a browse through our range online or call us on 01706 220020 for more information and fabric samples.
A great way you can save some money when refreshing your windows is by doing your own measurements, this is a fairly simple task that will help when asking for a quoted price from any curtain maker.
Check out our handy guide below:
Before you start, we recommend getting someone who can help you measure your window, especially with long or wide windows. You will also need a step ladder or a ladder and a tape measure.
Firstly you need to measure the width of your window, you do this by measuring the length of the pole or track.
If you have a pole, only measure the length of the pole and not the decorative parts at each end. If you have a track, all you need to do is measure the length of the track.
Secondly, you need to decide what size drop you want on your curtains.
For floor length curtains measure from the pole or track to approximately 1-1.5 cm further than floor-length.
For sill length curtains, measure from the pole or track to either 1-2 cm above the sill or 15 cm below the sill.
Once you are happy with your measurements why not check out our website or give us a call (01706 220020) We have 100’s of fabrics that can be made in any size so you are sure to find the pattern that suits you.