Make sure that you’re getting the right curtain size for your window before you place the order. If you buy a curtain that is too narrow/short, it will appear to be a mistake.  The right size curtain can really transform a space.

Don’t know how to calculate curtain size? It is easy, simply follow these steps with Senjoo!

Before You Begin

Please place the curtain rod/track at a proper height. We suggest that the rod/track sit at least 6-8 inches above your window, if your curtain rod is too low, it’ll shrink your window size and this is definitely something you want to avoid. It should also be 6-15 inches wider than your window on each side, to block light and allow space for the curtains to open.

Step 1: Curtain Width

The rule of thumb is that your curtains should be 2 to 3 times as wide as your window to achieve a look of proper fullness.

Width of per curtain panel= Rod or Track width / Number of panel x Fullness.

Standard fullness multiply by 2

Deluxe Fullness multiply 2.5

Ultra fullness multiply by 3

Width of per panel = Rod or Track width / Number of panel.

Unlike other headings, Pinch Pleat Curtain requires more fabric. Double pinch pleat is constructed with 2 times the fabric of the panel width and triple pinch pleat is 2.5 times. No extra fullness needed, the curtain width should be the same as the coverage width.

*Know more about Curtain Headings please refer to this article.

Step 2: Curtain Length

CURTAIN LENGTH

Curtain lengths vary depending on the style you want. Here are some length options to consider and when you should use them.

  • Sill Length: These curtains end right at the window sill. This is appropriate in places like a kitchen where the window is elevated.
  • Below Sill: Recommend to end 4-6 inches after the sill. They look grate in casual spaces like a breakfast nook or if you have a radiator under the window, or you want to keep fabric out of the way of pets.
  • Floor Length: Recommend to end 1cm above the floor. The curtains barely touch the floor and doesn’t rise above it. (High-water curtains, just like pants, are a definite no-no). This is a classic and popular option, especially for living rooms. And they’re one of the easiest to maintain and to open and close.
  • Puddle: The curtains are slightly longer, usually extend about 1-8 inches onto the floor. The result is a bit more of a romantic and luxurious look. It’s a good choice for traditional and formal places such as dining rooms. Please note this style requires a little more maintenance since the curtains will easily collect dirt, dust and animal dander. They are also harder to open and close, so avoid using them in high-traffic areas.

Generally, when you measure the length, start from the top of the curtain rod/tract to where you want the curtain to finish. (For grommet curtains, add extra 0.8 inches to the length, this is the length of the grommets).

Pro Tips

  • If you can’t find standard size curtains that fit your home, why not take advantage of our speedy made-to-measure service and have the curtains customized to fit perfectly? If you have any specific changes in mind, simply contact us here or email us at besboke@senjoohome.com and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.
  • Make sure your curtains are long enough. Short curtains make a room look smaller and incomplete. When in doubt, go with longer curtains rather than a shorter, cut off length.
  • Don’t skimp on fabric. One 52 inches wide panel won’t look good on a 52 inches window, you may need multiple panels for enough fullness. Generally your curtains should be 2 to 3 times as wide as your window to achieve a look of proper fullness.
  • If you need any further help, please drop us an email at support@senjoohome.com, we will help you make things right.

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