How to Measure
Tips for Panel and Valance Rod Pocket Treatments
For curtain panels or valances with a pocket for gathering or shirring onto a curtain rod.
1) To determine width:
Measure the width of each window you plan to decorate.*
Round measurement to the nearest inch and multiply by 2 or 3, depending on the desired amount of gathering (fullness) you want.
Divide this number by the width of the curtain pair, panel, or valance to determine how many to purchase. Round to the nearest whole number.
Width of Window x 2 (or 3) ÷ Width of Curtain or Valance = ________.
To Determine Length:
Measurement is from the top of the rod.
Popular Curtain Lengths
2) 63 inches - hangs to windowsill on most windows
3) 84 inches - hangs to floor on most windows
4) 95 inches - for use on taller windows or to puddle on the floor
Move rod up or down to adjust for the length of the Curtain Panel.
Because not all windows are exactly the same, measure each window separately.