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Jazz up any room in your home with a little window dressing.
You Will Need
- Tape measure
Measure the width
Measure the width of the window on the outside of the frame. If a rod is present, measure the width of the rod from end to end instead.
Write down measurement
Write down which window you measured and the width measurement.
Measure the length
Measure the length that you would like your curtain panels to be, starting at the top of the window frame or rod and ending at the point where you would like your curtains to stop.
Measure for floor to ceiling
Measure from the ceiling to 1 inch above the floor for floor-to-ceiling drapes.
Measure for floor length
Measure length beginning 4 inches above the window frame to 1 inch above the floor for floor-length curtains.
Write down measurements
Write down the desired lengths for each window and use these to purchase drapes or curtains that fit your needs and style. Enjoy your window coverings.