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Ready Made Measuring Guide: Eyelet Curtains

Get that chic, modern feel with eyelet curtains - think soft waves and easy to open and close. But how do you measure for them?
Measuring correctly for eyelet curtains is a crucial element to creating your dream room. Get it wrong and you could end up with curtains that look awkward in your space - not what you want. Follow our handy guidelines to make sure that you get that bespoke curtain fit just the way you like (even though they're ready-made!). 

Make sure you have the right curtain pole

Our eyelet curtains fit on curtain poles up to 28mm (2.8cm) in diameter. Double check your curtain pole's diameter before you buy - you want them to look in proportion and glide beautifully. Unfortunately you can't use tracks with eyelet curtains.

Fitting your curtain pole

If you are fitting your curtain pole for the first time, make sure you allow roughly 15cm above and to both sides of your window, excluding finials (the decorative pieces on the end of the pole).

This means you will be able to fully draw back your curtains without obstructing your window, allowing daylight to flow into your room. It will also help to block the entire window during the night.

Find out the width you need

Make sure you measure the width of your curtain pole, not the width of your window. Exclude the decorative end finials from this measurement.

With ready-made curtains, you should choose the width of curtains that is the closest match to your pole or track width. If you are choosing between two widths, go for the larger as this will ensure your curtains are fuller and have a more luxurious feel.

Remember that the given width measurement of ready-made curtains is based on the curtain pole, not the actual width of the product.

Find out the drop/length you need

For eyelet curtains, measure from the top of the pole, down to your preferred drop. Take a look at our curtain buying guide for more information on what length might work best for you.

Note that for windows over radiators, the curtains should end 2-3cm above the top of the radiator. This is so the heat does not escape behind the curtain instead of into your room.

When picking your ready-made curtains, choose the length that is the closest match to your preferred drop. Go for the longer length and you have the option of getting your curtains shortened to the correct length by a professional alteration service.



Above your window sill
Ends 1cm above the window sill
Below your window sill
Ends 15cm below the window sill
Floor length
Ends 1cm above the floor

All done!

With your width and drop properly measured you can now select the correct sized curtain. Want the exact size? Take a look at our made to measure curtain collection.