Measuring for Pencil Pleat Curtains
Our made-to-measure pencil pleat curtains are tailor-made for you. Follow our helpful guide on how to measure to get the perfect pencil pleat curtains for your windows and to your desired length. Whether you want them to touch the floor, or pool for a touch of luxury, follow the easy steps below.
We recommend watching our how to measure video guide first.
You can hook pencil pleat curtains onto a curtain track or ring for an easy installation. Once you have decided how to install your curtain, measure for the width, as seen below.
Measuring for a Curtain Pole
Measure the width of the pole where the curtains will hang, between any finials or end caps, this is your width measurement.
Measuring for a Standard Curtain Track
On a standard curtain track measure the full width of the track, this is your width measurement.
Curtain Tracks With Overlap
Measuring for Curtain Tracks with Overlap
If your track has an overlap in the centre, measure the full width of the track (a) and the width of the overlap (b), this is your width measurement.
Based on your chosen installation method, either measure from the bottom of the curtain ring or the top of the track.
Measure from Curtain Rings
Measure from the underside of the decorative ring to where you want the curtain to finish at the bottom.
Measure from Curtain Track
For pencil pleated curtains on a curtain track, measure from the top of the track to where you want the curtain is to finish at the bottom.
Decide On Your Perfect Length
The ideal length will depend on your window or door size, the room styling and your personal preference.
Resting Above the Window Sill
We recommend ending the curtain length at 1 cm above the sill when opting for curtains to be the same length as the window.
Falling Below the Window Sill
For curtains falling below the window sill, we recommend ending the curtain length 15-20cm below the sill.
Floor Length Curtains
If you're looking for curtains which skim the floor, we recommend ending the curtain length at 1cm above the floor.
Gently Pooled On the Floor
We recommend adding 5cm to your curtain length to create a gently pooled look.
Generously Pooled On the Floor
We recommend adding 12cm to your curtain length for a generous pooled look.