A guide to measuring -
It is important to measure accurately, fix your curtain track or curtain pole 10 - 15cms above the window recess and run it 15 - 30cms past the window recess.
Curtain tracks and rails - Measure your curtain rail / curtain track from end to end. Some curtain tracks have a central overlap. Measure the overlap separately and add it to your end-to-end measurement for the correct total width.
Curtain Poles - Measure the curtain pole from end to end not including the finials / end ornaments.
Drop If you want your curtains to reach to the floor we recommend you measure from the track, pole or rail to one cm above the floor (A).
It’s the same if you want your curtains to reach to a window sill - measure from the track, pole or rail to one cm above the sill itself (C).
If you want your curtains to fall below a window sill measure to between 15cm and 20cm down from the sill (B). Alternatively, if the window has a radiator below it you can measure to about 3cm above the top of the radiator.
Pencil pleat and pinch pleat headings If you have a curtain pole, find the right height by measuring from the bottom of the pole’s rings to where you want the fabric to finish (we recommend one cm above the floor/window still or 15/20cm below a window sill). If you have a curtain track, measure from the top of the track.
Eyelet headings If you have a curtain pole, find the right height by measuring from the top of the pole to where you want the fabric to finish (we recommend one cm above the floor/window still or 15/20cm below a window sill).
Valances Make sure you measure the valance rail itself and the depth at both ends to arrive at your final figure. Don’t measure the curtain track as many valance rails are at least 30cm wider than their curtain track.