Curtains - do I really need double width?
Tangoandcreditcards · 28/03/2015 10:11
I'm moving to a house in a few weeks, I've measured the windows and the bedroom is 3m wide. There is already a curtain track so need pleats not eyelet.
I need to buy curtains but nice 3m ready-made seem hard-to-come-by or expensive. How far will the more standard widest width (229cm/90in) really go? All the online guides say 229 max, but I don't trust curtain sellers not to be trying to sell me more curtain than I need!
Anyone stretched ready-made pencil pleat curtains to their limit? How far can I go?
LionWings · 28/03/2015 10:44
Next says their 228 (x2) cover up to 295cm if you want to risk the extra 5cm - badly fitting curtains are the worst though (made that mistake before!!).
FWIW I got some custom made curtains much cheaper on eBay (compared to new price). They'd been used in a show home.
Molichite · 28/03/2015 13:06
I always thought to rule was 1.5-2 times. I'd use the ones you suggest no problem. Actually I like having less bulk when they are open. It might look studenty to others, I've no idea, but personally I would go with anything over 1.5x.
Don't forget to measure the track, not the window.
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