Guide to Curtain

Choosing Your Curtain Style

Heading Styles

Single Lining helps your curtains to hang well and protects against sunlight damage.

Interlining gives a more sumptuous look, keeps you warm and cuts out light. 

Please note, three layers of fabrics are heavy and require a strong pole or track.

Backout Lining if you would like to sleep longer. 


Feel free to discuss any extras such as tiebacks, trimmings, pelmets or borders when asking for your quote. Where possible we can also advise on accessories.

Guide to Measuring Your Curtains

Before taking any measurements, we would recommend first fixing your curtain pole or track.  In general, it should extend 15cm on either side of the window frame to allow the curtains to be pulled back during the day. For ease and to ensure accuracy, it is always best to measure with another person. Always use a metal tape measure, as a fabric or plastic tape may stretch, write down the dimension in centimetres to the nearest 1/2cm and double-check all measurements.


  • Measure the pole, not the window.
  • Poles: measure the widths between the decorative finials (fig 3)

Length (for pleated heading only)

Measure from the bottom of the curtain ring so that the pole will be seen above the curtains (fig 5).

Measure to:

For sill length curtains, we suggest 15cm below the sill or 1-2cm above it (fig 6).

For a more sumptuous look, add an over drop of 1.5cm to the full length. This will help draftproof your windows too. 

If your floors are uneven, make sure you measure each side of the window and choose the longest measurement.



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