To avoid mistakes, your curtain pole or track should be in place already. If you make calculations without a pole or track, you are more likely to get incorrect measurements. We advise you use a metal tape measure for accuracy. Measurements should be in cm to the nearest 1/2 cm. Please double-check your measurements.
For tab top or eyelet curtains, measure the drop from the top of your pole to where you want your curtain to finish. (Please note:tab top and eyelet headed curtains cannot be fitted to a track.)
The total drop for pleated headings is measured in 2 parts – the eye drop and the heading height.
This is the distance from the eye (where the curtain hook attaches) to where you want your curtain to finish.
The heading height is the distance from the eye to where you want the top of your curtain to be.
For tracks, we suggest a heading height just above the top of your track so that it is not visible above the top of the curtain.
For poles, we suggest a heading height from 2cm above the eye to just above your curtain pole according to your own taste. Curtains will hang best with a smaller heading height.
We advise using a metal tape measure for accuracy. Measurements should be in cm to the nearest 1/2 cm. Please double-check your measurements.
The three scenarios for measuring blinds are:
First check for obstructions that might stop your blind hanging freely and then decide on the amount of fabric to overlap the top and sides of the window recess. We recommend at least 5cm for both.
First, decide whether you want your roman blind to hang on the outside or inside edge of the window architrave.