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by Aracely Betz (2020-03-17)

Buying ready made curtains online doesn't have to be a real chore. As long as you're armed with all the correct information before you decide to begin your hunt for the perfect pair of curtains, it couldn't be simpler. To ensure you buy curtains which will fit whenever you hang them up, here is our the way to guide to guarantee you get the perfect measurement.

Firstly, you will find curtains three kinds of curtains:

Tab top - Eyelet - Pencil pleat

When you're buying your ready made curtains online, here's just how to do it...

To start with, you will need to make sure you fix your curtain pole or track before you decide to take your measurements. Your track or pole needs to be bigger than your window by about 15-20cm on either side of the window. This is to allow space for your curtains to hang when they are open so they don't obstruct any light from the window. Also make certain that you hang the curtain pole or track about 15cm above your window. This tends to help keep as much light out as it can be when the curtains are drawn.

To ensure accurate measurements it is a good idea to employ a metal or wood ruler so you get a perfect reading. Using your metre rule, measure the full length of your curtain track or pole. You don't need to measure the finials, but you need to do need to account for the length of your track if it overlaps at the mid-point (where the curtains draw closed).

In case you are buying tab top or eyelet ready made curtains online, then measure the drop of your curtain from the very best of the curtain pole. This is to make certain the curtain will not come up short at the bottom. For pencil pleat curtains take the measurement from the bottom of the small curtain ring in case you are using a curtain pole. For anyone who is using track, measure from the top of the track to be sure it's covered by curtain.

Measure down to 1cm above the window sill for curtains which will sit at this height, or down to your ideal length if your curtains will sit below the window sill. For floor-length curtains, measure down to 1cm above the floor to make sure that a good clean finish.

Finally, you may need to take into account how gathered you want the ready made curtains you are buying online to look. If, by way of example, you are buying a pencil pleat curtain with a standard 168cm width, and also you hang it on a pole with a length of 150cm - 210cm it will have a full appearance. Hang it on a longer length pole as well as the gather will be less full and much flatter. This really is the same for tab top and eyelet curtains.

Now that you know how to measure for your ready made curtains, buying online should be a cinch. But always make sure you double check your measurements before you decide to go ahead and click the 'buy' button.