Curtains

We aim to make it as easy as possible, instil confidence in your DIY skills and ensure you get it right. View our “How To Measure” videos and utilise our resources, joining the thousands of happy customers who have mastered the simple and easy DIY steps, achieved a great result and saved money in the process.


Before you start measuring, print off our Check Measure Worksheet to record your measurements. These check measure worksheets have been designed to ensure you capture all the details required to complete your order. When placing your order online, simply populate this information straight into the order form. Easy!


Track Sizes – Minimums & Maximums

Width (mm)Drop (mm)

Minimum width: 600mm

Minimum drop: 1000mm

Maximum width: 12000mm (12 metres)

Maximum drop: 2850mm - Belmore & Galaxy Blockout 
Maximum drop: 2900mm - Mystique Sheer 
Maximum drop: 3200mm - Bali Sheer & Lucern Sheer

How to create a "wall" of  Curtains
There are considerations when wanting to cover a large expanse. Please see the steps below for further information, or contact our team if you have particular questions - sales@iseekblinds.com.au.  

Split Tracks
All hand-drawn tracks greater than 3.6m in length will be "split" - this means they will be made in two parts. These tracks will be supplied to you with a "joiner", which joins the two parts together to form one long track equalling the length you ordered. Joiners will not adversely affect the integrity or strength of the track. 

 

Delivery Note:

Please note long length surcharges may apply to freight if the track is greater than 3600mm. See delivery details for more information

Find out more about Curtain Delivery

 

How to Measure

Curtian Width
Measure your width

The width you enter when placing your order will be the total width of your track.

Width for sheer curtains

  • Decide where you would like to position your curtain track.
  • The stack width for S-Fold curtains is approx. 1/3 the width of the track. 
  • For a centre opening ensure you balance the sheer equally on either side of the window or door. Michael recommends approx. 100mm overlap on either side.
  • *If you wish to split your centre-open curtain unevenly, make a note on the order to this effect (ie. for a centre-open curtain 5000mm total width, make LH side 3000mm and RH side 2000mm).  

Width for blockout curtains

  • Decide where you would like to position your curtain track.
  • The stack width for S-Fold curtains is approx. 1/3 the width of the track.
  • Consider your track placement and overall width to try and place as much of the stack as possible onto the wall. This will free up your glass and allow for more view and natural light.

Measuring ceiling mount - consdier the cornices

If you are measuring wall to wall, you may need to consider the cornices. The width of the track will need to be measured between the cornices

Michael’s tip - When you are taking the measurement between cornices, just give yourself about 5-10mm clearance on either side.

How to measure for a "wall of sheers" (track lengths up to 12000mm)

If you want to cover a large expanse of wall, windows and/or sliding doors with the curtains for a seamless, continuous appearance, then consider measuring for a "wall" of sheers (or blockouts!). This is a simple process if you get these steps right. 

  • Determine the configuration you will need, taking into account where your windows, doors and any other obstructions may be. 
  • Measure the total width you need to order - you can order lengths up to 12,000mm (12 metres) with iseekblinds
  • Be aware of the opening type you select - a one-way draw opening type will not work for a curtain track length of over 6000mm, simply because there will be too much fabric to stack to one side of the track. Find out more about our opening types here

When measuring and placing your order, follow these steps:

  • Order tracks at the finished width you need to cover (eg. 8000mm)
  • The opening types you need to order will either be 'centre-open' or "free floating'. Centre-open will give you two curtains, each stacking to one end of the track. Free-floating will enable you to have more than two curtain stacks on the one track. This provides great flexibility in positioning the curtain stacks around any obstacles. Refer to the image shown on the left. 
  • For free-floating with various curtains on the one track, work from left-to-right. When ordering, number your curtains and the total width you need each of them to be, as long as they add up to the total length of your track (eg. 8000mm). Place this information in the "notes" section of your order. ie. Curtain #1 @ 1500mm, Curtain #2 @ 2500mm; Curtain #3 @ 2000mm and Curtain #4 @ 2000mm. These should total your finished width of 8000mm. 
For clarification on this, watch our video on "How to create a wall of Sheer Curtains" or email us at sales@iseekblinds.com.au

 

Curtian Drop
Measure your drop

The drop that your order is the final drop including the height of the track. Consider your desired drop effect (see below) and don’t make any deductions.

Measuring for a ceiling mount

  • Select either curved or standard track. 
  • The track is attached to the ceiling.
  • Measure from the ceiling down to where you would like the curtain to finish

Measuring for a wall mount

  • Select our standard track.
  • The track is attached to the face of the wall.
  • Measure from the top of where the brackets are going to be placed (top of the track), to where you would like the curtain to finish.
  • Avoid placing your track directly above the window frame. By attaching the track higher up you will elongate your space, making your rooms appear taller.

Bracket options - wall mount

  • For wall mounts, you have an option to select from either a standard bracket or an extension bracket.
  • Standard brackets are adjustable up to 50mm clearance. These brackets will enable you to come over the top of an architrave and ensure your curtains hang without obstruction.
  • Extension brackets are adjustable up to 90mm clearance. These brackets will enable you to come over the top of a roller blind or plantation shutter ensuring full clearance for your curtain to hang

Michael’s tip - Make sure your floor coverings have been installed, or allow for the floor coverings when measuring the drop size.

Also remember to ensure the fabric you've chosen works with your required drop! See the specs above. 

Find out more about Track Style & Brackets

 

Drop Effects - Hover

Hover

Drop Effects - Just Touching

Just Touching

Drop Effects - Breaking Gently

Breaking gently

Drop Effects

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

Hover

  • The curtain ‘hovers’ just above the floor. A couple of centimetres above the floor will make cleaning easier. It can also be practical if this curtain is positioned over an exit door or furniture is going to be placed in front of the window. Measure down to the floor.

Just Touching

  • The curtain just touches the floor for a completed look. Measure approx. 10mm above the floor.

'Breaking' gently

  • To create a sense of luxury and grandeur, add additional length to your curtain so that it ‘breaks’ gently over the floor. Measure down to the floor and add another 30 - 50mm to your finished drop size.

*Dont take any deductions.

 

Opening Options & Drop Effects

Consider the best opening option for your window. Should you go for a centre-open, free-floating or a one-way stack? And what about drop effects? Curtains can be hung in a number of different ways depending on the look you want to create

Find out more

Mounting Options

There are two options available to you when considering the mounting of your curtains. Ceiling mounting your curtains will instantly add grandeur and height to your rooms and enable floor to ceiling coverage. Alternatively, go for a wall mount. Find out which is best for you below

Specifications

Track Options

When ordering your curtains, choose from our manual operation standard or ceiling-mounted tracks. Find out more below

Track Options
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