Measuring for Window Curtains
CHOOSE YOUR WIDTH
Valance
o Order enough to cover the window, rod and stack backs of the curtain beneath.
Stack backs are the space occupied by a curtain when fully open.
Tier or Panel
o 2-2 ½ times the width of the window.
Sheers should be 3 times the width of the window.
Allow for up to 12 inches stack back on each side of the window. This
makes the room look larger, and allows more light in when the curtains
are open.
CHOOSE YOUR LENGTH
Valance
o Length varies depending on the style and preference.
Tier or Panel
o Measure from the rod to base of the window, then add another 4-6
inches so the hem will not be seen from outside.
CHOOSE YOUR ROD
Valance
o Return rod or classic rod
Tier
o Classic rod or Return rod
Panel
o Classic rod, return rod, track rod or tension rod.

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