Leaving windows naked doesn’t seem good; some design opportunity is missing here, which most probably tends to be a curtain. The right measurement of the curtain helps in decorating the window, provides privacy, and filters the light with warmth in the room.
Accuracy in measurement also enhances the shape and makes the style more elegant and soft. If the fabric is good and the style is beautiful but the measurements are not accurate, then it sums up at a low level as the appearance is disturbing.
Key Points For The Measurement
Without knowing the length, width, and window size, it is not possible to hang wallcurtains. For this purpose, some measurements are required to keep the process flowing; otherwise, there will be many hurdles and a waste of time as well. Keep in mind that when one panel is purchased, and it doesn’t come up with the desired length or width, you go again to buy it. Sometimes that thing is not available in stock. That’s how both time and money are wasted by a minor mistake.
1. Mounting Technique
Whenever curtains are going to be placed, make a decision whether they should be outside the mount or inside the mount of the window frame. As each mounting style offers a completely unique look.
This is the most common mounting style, as it is the best style for hanging curtains. In this way, the curtain is mounted outside, and the rod is secured to the window frame wall. It gives a more elegant and eye-catching look because it covers the whole window and blocks the sunlight.
It is not commonly used everywhere, but for an inside mount, the curtain gives another mount option that will provide a specific look. Creating a more streamlined appearance doesn’t completely block the sunlight but gives plenty of privacy and offers a modern look.
2. Determine Rod Length
It’s best to choose the length of the curtain rod before measuring the width of the window. Curtain rods are usually 3 to 6 inches wider than the window frame. Rods can be put inside, below, or above the trim. In terms of diameter, a curtain rod that is at least an inch thick is essential for strength and to avoid bowing in the center.
The rod with the header is treated differently because it joins with the curtain style. Unique types of styles are in demand, such as tie knots, which are knotted on the rod. In such cases, the size of that extra piece is also required.
Three Ways To Hang Curtains
- Here the curtain has to be hung cm above the windowsill.
- The curtain should end deep, 15 cm below the windowsill.
- It depends upon the style and design you choose. Usually, 1 cm is eligible.
3. Curtain Length
The choice of curtain type matters here, as if the style is such that the curtain has to be hung down, then it will be on the floor; if it has to be hung in the air, then it will be a few inches up. Falling curtains on the floor is also a unique style but depend upon the room’s condition and floor cleanliness.
Hanging on a pole or pleat also gives a specific touch to the curtain, but it all depends upon the length. Curtains of the appropriate size in a single panel work together to create a joint exposure. Keep in mind that pairs should be of the same size. If one panel is of other sizes, then it will reduce its beauty.
4. Width and Length of Window
The frame of the window should be measured after which the length of the curtains should be measured. If frame size couldn’t be measured, then the size of the rod and curtains can’t be in line as they depend upon each other.
The curtain’s width should be more than the final measurement of the window. For example, it could be 1 to 3 times more than the window measurement.
5. Common Measuring Error
Some common mistakes are usually made by people while measuring bunk bed curtains, dragging them into difficulties. Such an error does not happen intentionally; it happens in a hurry or while not focusing on the task.
So always take more time while doing this and never be distracted, because if this goes wrong, then everything planned in the future is a waste of time and money. If there is more than one person who is good, the length measuring can be double-checked and that person can help throughout the procedure.
- Confused about Inches and cm
- Swapping of numbers
- Mixing length with width sizes
- Didn’t write the length on paper
Length of curtains plays a specific role, as the curtains that fall on the floor give a dapper look, and those that hang up in the air give a tailor-made look. Different choices create different styles. Only one thing matters and that is the accuracy of measurement because it sums up the dedication of room decoration. Rather, it was done by logic or just by the thoughts of the mind.
Window, rod, and curtain must blend with each other as if they are in shape, then the whole room will have a gorgeous look. If they aren’t shaped well, then the room interior doesn’t matter here because the view from the window side would be awkward and non-worthy.