How to Measure for Draperies and Avoid Common Mistakes

When trying to infuse a little style in a room, adding drapes is a fantastic way to introduce a little flair. However, measuring for draperies can be challenging if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you have one wrong measurement, your new drapes could be the wrong size for your windows.

Exciting Windows is here to help dispel some of the myths and misconceptions about measuring windows for new drapes. While we want you to come to us for any of our drapery selections, we also exist to educate you on home decor!

Measuring: A Step-by-Step Guide

When it’s time to measure for your new window treatments, this step-by-step guide can help you get accurate measurements each time.

1. Measure the Width

Use a metal tape measure and measure the width of the window opening or the area you wish to cover. If you prefer a more luxurious look, add extra width to your measurement to account for fullness. Adding 1.5 to 3 times the window’s width typically makes the space look fuller.

2. Measure the Length

Measure from the mounting point of the rod to your desired length. Ensure your measurements consider any obstructions like radiators or furniture that could affect the draperies’ hang. For a polished look, draperies should typically graze the floor for an elegant touch to your space.

3. Determine Rod Placement

Generally, the rod should be installed several inches above the window frame to create the illusion of taller ceilings and allow ample space for the draperies to hang without obstructing light or views.

By following these interior design tips, you can ensure your draperies fit flawlessly and enhance the overall ambiance of your space.

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Exciting Windows is your source for drapery and window treatments. To learn more about our offerings, visit our Contact Us page.