Measuring for Curtains (Flat Windows)

Measuring for curtains is simple. Follow the relevant guide for you below to get your perfect fit.

You will need:

  • a metal tape measure
  • a pen or pencil
  • a piece of paper
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I already have a pole or track...

01. WIDTH

Measure the width of your pole between the pole ends.

02. HEIGHT

Measure from the bottom of the pole to the floor in three places and take the longest measurement. For Eyelet style, measure from the top of the pole to the floor and ADD 3cm.

online studio

Enter your measurements in our online studio, customise your curtains and get a quick quote.

I don't have a pole or track...

01. WIDTH

Measure the width of your window frame. Add 10 - 30 cm of stack-back to each side for every 1m of window frame (check out the table below).

02. HEIGHT

Measure the height from where you would like to install your pole to the floor. For Eyelet curtains ADD 3cm.

online studio

Enter your measurements in our online studio, customise your curtains and get a quick quote.

TOP TIP: How to get the perfect width...

Try to maximise natural light by making sure your curtains clear your windows when they’re open. Different curtain styles need different amounts of space, i.e. some ‘stack back’ into smaller spaces. Use the table below to work out exactly how much you need.