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Curtain size help please.

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cupcake78 Wed 26-Feb-14 04:37:57

What size curtains for a window size 49" by 51"?

I'm getting very confused. Are the dimensions of ready made curtains the size of the window or the size of the curtain ?

AnythingNotEverything Wed 26-Feb-14 05:16:52

Ready made curtains come in standard sizes to match the size of curtain poles.

Length is slightly flexible as you can raise the curtain pole, and width should be 2.5 times the width of your actual window to allow for fullness. You can scrimp a bit on this in some rooms, but you don't want the curtain pulled taut in a living room. It looks cheap.

Dalaimama Fri 28-Feb-14 11:51:49

When you say 2.5 times the width of the window do you mean per curtain or in total?

Always wanted to know this

TIA!

AnythingNotEverything Fri 28-Feb-14 14:32:35

In total. Ready made curtains have a "to fit pole size xyz" which allows for this.

Dalaimama Fri 28-Feb-14 19:36:05

Thanks!

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