Guide

Measuring for Curtains


Measuring width 

Curtain pole or track should be installed before you start your measurement. 
Measure width of your track (from end to end) or pole, between the decorative finials (not the window!) 

 

 

Measuring drop

Measure to sill + 1cm, below the sill + 15cm, to floor + 1cm.
We reccommend measure the drop in 3 places and choose the longest measurement.

 

 

Pencil pleat

Measure drop from the pole eyelets to your finished length.

 

 

Triple and Double Pinch Pleat

Measure from the eyes of the rings to your required length.

 

 

Tab and Eyeleat

Measure from the top of the pole to your required bottom hem position. 
Let us know diameter of your curtain pole.

 

Measuring for Blinds


To fit inside the Window Reveal

1. Measure the length from the top of the reveal to the sill in several places as your window may be uneven.
2. Measure the width of the reveal at its narrowest point to ensure that blind can move freely. 
3. Let us know which side you want a mechanism for your blind. 

To fit outside the Window Reveal

1. Measure the length between the top of the blind and the hem position.
The top of the blind usually looks best at 10cm above the reveal and fall 5-15cm below the sill (or to the sill 
if the sill projects). 
2. Measure width beyond the reveal, then add at least 5cm to each side. 
3. Let us know which side you want a mechanism for your blind. 

 

Curtain Heading Styles


Pencil Pleat

Pencil Pleat Heading - The most popular heading for curtains and valances. We use a 7.5 cm (3") tape for our curtains. Pencil pleat suits all types of track and pole.

 

Pinch Pleat

Pinch Pleat Heading - Classic, elegant pinch pleats use more fabric and are fuller than pencil pleats. Our pleats are hand-sewn (not curtain tape) and permanently fixed for a more luxurious, tailored look. A pinch pleat is a fixed, sewn-in heading.  Pencil pleat suits all types of track and pole.

 

Tab top

Contemporary look tab top heading curtains have 10 cm long tabs (included in the curtain drop) and are suitable for poles up to 45mm in diameter. Tab top headings are not suitable for curtain tracks or bay windows.

 

Eyelet

Modern eyelet heading curtains are a great look for any interior. Eyelets are available in different colours and diameters. Tab top headings are not suitable for curtain tracks or bay windows.

 

Inverted pleat

Inverted pleats create a smart, formal, yet alternative look. The finished width of the curtains is fixed. Inverted pleat suits all types of track and pole.

 

 

Curtain lining


100% Cotton Lining - A lining helps your curtains & blinds hang well and proctets them from sunlight damage.

Interlining - This is a third layer between the main fabric and the lining. Interlining adds heat insulation, as well as a luxurious look and volume to your curtains.

 

Blackout lining - 3 pass heavy blackout lining is perfect for keeping unwanted light out of the room. This also helps to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It adds weight to the curtain and protects the main fabric from sunlight. A great option for children’s bedrooms.

Lined and Interlined - The classic sumptuous look. This option uses two lining layers and hangs beautifully, and helps to insulate, keeping the room cosy and warm. These curtains will be heavy and require a strong pole or track.

 

Blackout and interlined - This option has all of the above - it blocks light, insulates and protects the main fabric. It uses two lining layers including blackout, as well as the main fabric. These curtains will be heavy and require a strong pole or track.