Get it Right First Time – How to Measure For a New Pair of Curtains
Curtains are a very important part of every home decor. Not just homes, for every room, curtains hold an important place. They give an amazing and elegant look to every room. However, you have to be very careful in selecting the style and fabric of the curtain, as it must be in contrast with the rest of the d?ï¿½cor of your room. Your curtains must not look out of place as they will make your room look very ugly.
Generally speaking, curtains are pieces of cloth, which are used to cover the windows in the room. Their purpose is not only to provide privacy, but they are a vital part of the interior decoration. As there are different designs of the windows as well, therefore, it sometimes becomes very difficult to select the appropriate curtain for the window.
The more difficult thing when selecting the curtain is the measurement of the curtains. Not everyone is familiar with the process of taking measurements of the curtains. To some people, who have not done this before, measuring the curtains is a very difficult task. However, to tell you the truth, it is not at all a difficult thing to do. Once you learn it how to do, I am sure you will find it very easy.
This article will give you an overview of how to correctly measure the curtains. You just need to know a few things to take these measurements and you will be all set to take the measurements of the curtains on your own.
The first thing is the measurement of the width of the curtains. For this purpose, you must measure the track from one end to another. If you have a track with a centre overlap, you must take two measurements from the two sides of the overlap and then add them up.
One thing that you must remember is that the tracks or poles must be wider than the window frame. The reason to keep the tracks wider than the window frame is so the curtains can be stacked on the sides of the window. If you have poles with decorative ends, you must measure the width of the curtains between the decorations.
The next thing to measure is the length of the curtains. While measuring the length of the curtains, it can be kept either 1cm above the floor or 15 to 20cm below the sill. The other option could be 1cm above the sill. It depends upon your own requirements as to how much length do you want.
The most important thing that you must remember is that you must take the measurements from three points for the length. It is quite possible that the track is not at equal height at every point. Therefore, you must take at least three measurements for the length and then keep the length of the curtains the shortest of these three. After reading this, you must be very relieved to know that it is very easy to take the measurements of your curtains.