## How wide should my curtains be for a 72 inch window?

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Suppose you want your 72 inch window to be covered with standard thick curtains. You’ll want to look for curtains that measure **144 to 180 inches wide**. Remember that this is the total width to aim for and not the width of each curtain if you intend to have two (one on each side).

## How much wider should the curtains be than the window?

How wide should the curtains be? In order for the curtain panels to look good when closed, they should have a total width that is **2 to 2.5 times the width of the window / rod**.

## How wide should the curtains be for a 60 inch window?

For example, for a 60 inch window with two curtain panels, add 24 inches to 60 inches (window width) and divide by 2 (number of panels) to get **42 inches**. Each of the two panels ordered must be at least 42 inches wide.

## How do you measure the width of the curtain?

in width **take your steel tape measure** and take a complete measurement of the length of the stick or track. For pencil pleats on the track, measure the drop starting from the top of the track, and for pencil pleats on a curtain rod, measure from the eyelet of the rings to the curtains (where you will hook the curtains).

## How long should curtains hang under the windowsill?

Slightly over the length of the window sill

Bring the hem of the curtain just above the radiator or into **approximately a maximum of 4 inches (10 cm) below** windowsill.

## What is the standard width of the curtains?

Drapery tends to cover larger windows in formal living rooms and burrows, while lighter fabric curtains hang over smaller kitchen and bedroom windows. The most common finished lengths are 63, 84, 95, 108, and 120 inches. The widths vary but **most are 45 inches wide**.

## How wide should the curtains be for a 100 inch window?

For example, if your window is 100 inches wide, the curtains should be made so that **125 inches wide** that they hang out of the window when open. For an inside curtain, measure from one edge inside the frame to the inside edge on the opposite side.

## How wide should the curtains be for a 120 inch window?

How wide should the curtains be for a 120 inch window? Depending on the weight of the fabric and how large the curtains are to be. **At least one and a half wide** what I recommend. 180 inches is the width of each curtain.

## How high to hang the curtains?

As a general rule (from the Architectural Digest), curtains should be hung **four to six inches above the window frame**so install the curtain rod accordingly. When you hang the curtain rod high, the window will appear higher.

## Are the curtains measured per curtain?

All our finished curtains are sold in pairs and the sizes shown refer to **the size of each curtain;**. For example, in a pair of curtains 46 “wide x 54” long, there will be two curtains each 46 “wide.