how to measure your windows
Taking exact measurements is critical to avoid costly mistakes. Be sure to have the proper tools handy: a pencil, paper, & a metal measuring tape, which is more accurate than the typical dressmaker tape measure.
There are three simple measurements you need: measure the width at the top, the middle and at the bottom of the window.
- For an inside mount, use the shortest width.
- For an outside mount, consider how wide you'd like the treatment to extend beyond the window frame on each side.
The wider you go, the more dramatic the look
There are five common lengths for standard curtains: 63", 84", 95", 108" and 120". Consider how tall your windows are and where you want the curtain to hit: below the windowsill, midway between the windowsill and floor or all the way to the floor. Whatever you choose, we have curtains in a variety of lengths including extra-long for a dramatic look.
Helpful hint: Avoid the most common measuring mishap—remember width is always listed first and height is always listed second
curtain call: decorative & functional
While curtains add a stylish touch to any room, they also offer
great benefits from controlling light and adding insulation.
- Sheer curtains: designed to enhance your home's natural light.
- Room-darkening curtains: block out light from filtering in to reduce glare
from the sun.
- Privacy curtains: enhance your view out, while preventing others from seeing in.
- Insulated curtains: designed with a lining & inter-lining to keep the room warmer
in the winter & cooler in the summer.
- Extra-long curtains: these extended-length designs fit longer windows just right.
- Fashion curtains: fun prints & on-trend designs pull together any style of room.
find your fabric
Define your style and complement your decor.
Lightweight fabrics: sheer, lightweight panels have a flowing, billowy look that gently filters light into the room for a warm and casual feel. Silk, linen blends and cotton blends are typically lighter fabrics. Remember that lighter fabrics require additional panels to achieve a fuller look.
Heavyweight fabrics: a distinctive, elegant look perfect for more formal rooms. Longer panels can be "puddled" on the floor for a dramatic look. Velvet, burlap and wool are all typically heavier fabrics.
Helpful hint: Don't be afraid to mix it up! Sheers can lighten up the heaviness of velvet drapes, and adding a scarf valance over your tab top panels will dress up the look.
hang your curtains in 5 easy steps
Follow this step-by-step guide to help you set up your window treatments.
- 1| Make sure you have all the tools you will need.
- 2| Take exact measurements and mark with a pencil. Hardware should be about 3" on each side away from the window and 4" above the window.
- 3| Use a level to make sure all your lines are straight and then position the brackets and make a small dot with your pencil where the screws need to be drilled in.
- 4| Mount your brackets and place your rod in. Add finials to the ends if desired.
- 5| Tighten up your screws to make sure they're secure and you're all set!