Traditional Architecture

The way to Gauge Width for Lace Curtains

January 29, 2020

Hanging new drapes is a fantastic way to quickly upgrade the decor of your house. Important to this process of hanging new curtains is measuring width so you get the ideal fit. If you plant to hang lace curtains, you’ll realize that measuring their width is usually no different from measuring for other curtain substances.

Determine where you will hang the drapes. You may hang them within the window frame, outside the window trim or on the face of the trim.

Measure the inside width by measuring the opening in jamb to jamb. Step between the jambs at the top, bottom and middle. Record the measurement. If the dimensions are different, then record the average.

Determine positioning of the brackets if you’re hanging the drapes beyond the trim or onto it. Measure and record the distance between the mount locations.

Multiply your dimension by a variable to attain the fullness you desire in your drapes. Mirrors are usually 1 1/2 to 3 times the width of the pole. The more lace you utilize, the more complete your drapes will be. To get a sheer effect, use a smaller variable. When you multiply the breadth of the opening by the fullness variable, you are going to have the width of the completed lace curtains.

See related