Shop by the Width of Your Window
Window Width and Curtain or Valance Width
In the list down below you can see curtains width based on the width of a window in inches. Width is specified either for one (single) panel or for two panels, because certain window curtains are sold as a pair or a single panel.
Find the curtans by the size of your window, door or the opening you need to cover. Width is horisontal dimension (from left to right side of your window).
Important information: The width of the curtain product has to be BIGGER then the width of your casement.
There are a few reasons for that:
1. The width of the curtains are measured when they are stretched. When they are hanging on a rod they cannot be stretched, they are loose, i.e. they cover smaller width.
2. When grommet top curtains are put on the rod, grommets prevent the curtains to be stretched to their full width, normally the maximum width they are able to cover is about 85% of their listed width. The maximum width that grommet top curtains can accomodate is mentioned in each grommet top product desctiption page.
3. Normally people try to get a pair of pinch pleated and grommet top drapes to overlap in the middle, which take away a few inches. If pinch pleated drapes hang on the traverse rod, it is a common practice to get the drapes wrapped around its corners, which takes away additional 7-13 inches from their width.
4. Some washable curtains shrink after being washed (Weathermate and Trellis style). They lose 1-2% of the width after being washed in cold water and line dry (according to their care instructions). If they are dried in the drier (contrary to the care instructions), the shrinkage is much bigger.
Please, take into consideration all these factors while choosing the right width for your window or door.