curtains measurements help

(10 Posts)
biglips Thu 02-Jul-15 22:43:46

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/home_decoration_pictures/2416605-curtains-measurements-help?

thank you

Ruhrpott Thu 02-Jul-15 23:12:10

This is a good website description of what curtain choices you have

www.fivestarcurtains.co.uk/measuring-up-your-curtains.html

Or buy made to measure.

OhEmGeee Thu 02-Jul-15 23:35:17

You need to measure the curtain pole and the drop. So how long you want them, which is obviously longer than the window.

wowfudge Fri 03-Jul-15 12:01:53

OMG - depends on the style of window and the sill though doesn't it? You wouldn't have curtains longer than the sill if the sill sticks out and the curtains wouldn't be hanging straight. Also you wouldn't have curtains hanging over a radiator or you are just heating the window in winter, not the room.

biglips Fri 03-Jul-15 21:13:39

Ahh, right so it just the drop ive gotta extend it longer than the sill as thought it was also the width that I had to extend too. I'm buying a ready made curtains

biglips Fri 03-Jul-15 21:14:48

And thank you

Ruhrpott Fri 03-Jul-15 21:42:04

With a 93 cm width you need a total curtain width somewhere between 140 and 180 cm. You need

Ruhrpott Fri 03-Jul-15 21:42:58

The smallest ready made width which is 117cm each curtain giving you 234 cm in total

wowfudge Fri 03-Jul-15 22:23:04

Width you need minimum one and half times the width of the window, ideally twice the width.

OhEmGeee Sat 04-Jul-15 10:18:24

The best thing I did was found a local person who makes curtains. They are perfect and she is awesome. I sourced cheaper material from markets and fabric shops rather than paying a fortune for high street material and now have brilliant curtains that no one else will have, and they fit. It's worth it.

Of course curtains don't heat the window, they sit above the radiator.

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