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How to Measure

Getting Started

Before you start measuring, print off our handy Check Measure Worksheet for Curtains

Check Measure Worksheet - Curtain Sheers

Things to Remember

  • Always measure in millimetres (mm)
  • Always use a steel tape measure or Laser for accuracy. Make sure the tape measure is straight and tight when you take your measurements
  • Measure all windows, even those that appear to be the same width and height
  • Do not take any deductions (iseekblinds will do this for you)

Outside Mount - Top or Face Fix

To measure a Curtain on the outside of your window frame measure the width that you want your curtain to be allowing as much stack back as possible onto the wall.

Curtain Drop

Curtains can be hung in a number of different ways depending on the effect you are trying to create.

To add a sense of luxury and grandness, add additional length to your curtain so that it ‘breaks’ gently over the floor.

For other areas it may be more practical for the curtain to hover just above the floor.  This is an important consideration if you are placing furniture in front of the window, such as a couch or a bed.  

Depending on where you plan to feature your curtain, the third option is for the curtain to just touch the floor.

If measuring to the floor, remember to allow 20mm for the fabric to settle over time

Measure the drop from where you want the top of the track to sit; whether it be the top of the architrave, face of a wall or ceiling to where you want the blind to finish (i.e. floor or bottom of the window frame)

Choose how you want your track - left hand stack, right hand stack or centre opening.

Please note - iseekblinds will not make any deductions from these sizes.

How to Measure

In this video, Michael demonstrates the simple process on how to measure for your Curtains

If you have any additional questions or a specific requirement for your window, you can all the team at iseekblinds on 1300 664 257, send us a Quick Enquiry or for those tricky windows, book a personal 1:1 session with one of our experts. 

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