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All of our ready made curtains are sold in pairs, the sizes refer to each seperate curtain. So if you purchase a pair of curtains that are 90 inches X 90 inches , you will receive two curtains 90 inches wide by 90 inches drop. This allows for a full and luxurious fitting of the curtains, which means there will be plenty of gather or folds in the fabric


First of all, measure the width of your curtain track/pole. If you have not fitted your track or pole, please consider that the track should be fitted 6 inches (15cm) above the window and extend 6 inches 15cm either side excluding finials of a pole.

We recommend you use the following table as a guideline that will result in the look of full curtains

Width Of Track
/ Pole

up to 48"

48 " - 66"
(122 - 168cm)

66" - 90"
(168 - 229cm)

90" - 108"
(229cm - 274cm)

Curtain Sizes

46" (177cm)

66" (168cm)

90" (228cm)

108" (274cm)

web siteAs a MINIMUM THE total width of both curtains should be one and a half times as wide as the track or pole (excluding finials)


Before you measure the length of the curtains you need to decide whether you would like your curtains to fit to the window sill, below the sill or to the floor.

We recommend that:

- Sill lengths curtains finish 1/2" (1.5cm) above the sill
- Curtains that finish below the sill finish 6 " (15cm) below
- Floor length curtains finish 1/2" (1.5cm) from the floor

We highly recommend you use a metal tape measure so that your measurements are accurate.

Measuring curtain length for poles

Pencil Pleat Curtains: Measure From the eye, the small metal circle at the bottom of each curtain ring. This will prevent the poles or rings from being hidden by the curtain.

Tab Top Curtains: Measure from the very top of the pole

Measuring curtain length for tracks - Measure from the top of the tracks

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