For accurate measurements you’ll need:
If your drapes are stationary go ahead and add the desired additional length for a puddle or a trouser break. You're done! You can now go back to shopping.or
If your drapes are functioning and you will be opening and closing them frequently may we recommend the "off the floor" option for ease of use. For functioning drapes continue to the next page.
Example: For our example let's choose trouser break. We already know our length is 90.5". Now we add 1" which makes our FINISHED LENGTH 91.5".
Panels that are decorative sit on each side of your window and remain stationary. You need only to decide how many widths you want on each side of your window.
For windows wider than 60” we recommend 11/2 to 2 width panels on each side of your window.
Use the same rule for windows taller than 90 inches.
If your drapes are functioning proceed to the next step, “Width for Functioning Drapes”
For luxurious panels that look like the ones you see in decor magazines use more than 1 width per side.
Measure the length of your pole not including the finials.
C = 100”
To make your window appear wider extend your pole several inches beyond the window frame.
To make your window appear higher mount your rod a little.
Use our easy width guide to show you how many panels you need to cover the area your drapery rod covers.
This will include the window glass and the wall space your rod covers.