How to measure your window for curtains
How to measure your window for curtains.
4 easy steps to measure your window!
First you need to decide what kind of curtains you want. Do you want floor length formal drapes, informal tab-tops or café curtains.
Next you need to decide where the curtain rod will go. A good place for the rod would be about 6 inches above the window frame. But you might want to place it higher or lower depending upon the look you are trying to achieve.
Decide how much coverage you want. Curtains usually extend about 6 inches above the window frame, 2 to 3 inches on each side, and 2 to 3 inches on the bottom.
Use a tape measure to measure from where the curtain rod is or will be to the desired bottom point of the curtain, and measure from side to side. Multiply the side-to-side measurement by 1 1/2 or 2 to allow for proper fullness of curtains.
Using the correct curtains can help save on your energy bill! Energy Saving Tip!! In summer months, use white curtains to help reflect the heat. In colder winter months, the use of heavy dark curtains help warm rooms and allows you to lower your themostat. Remember for each degree you lower your thermostat, you can save @ 3 to 5% on your energy bill.