How to measure your window for curtain tracks

  • First, decide where the track is to be positioned - this can either be on the window frame or above it on the wall.
  • Measure the required width (A), taking into account the space needed for the curtains to be drawn back either side of the window (B). We recommend at least 15cm. This measurement will increase for wider windows to allow the curtains to draw back away from the window.

Diagram of a curtain pole being hung in front of a window frame

  • If the track is to be corded, ensure than you can easily reach the cord pulls to operate the curtains.
  • Remember that when deciding on your size of curtain track that you can widen the track to change the size or aspect of your window. For example, a tall narrow window if required can be made to look more square with a wider track. Sizes and measurements may be slightly different for bay window curtain tracks.

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