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Curtain Measuring and Hanging Tips

  • For proper fullness, order curtain pair widths that are approximately double the width of your window.
  • By moving your curtain rod up or down a little, you can adjust for the length of the curtain panels.
  • For more information on measuring for curtains and valances click here.


Types of Curtain Rods

Standard 3/4 inch Curtain Rod Continental 2 1/2 inch Curtain Rod Decorative Curtain Rod
Curtain Pocket Size Rod Diameter
1 ¼ Inch - 1 ½ Inch Pocket ¾ Inch Rod
1 ¾ Inch Pocket ¾ Inch Rod
2 Inch Pocket 1 Inch Rod
2 ½ Inch Pocket 1 ¼ Inch Rod
3 Inch Pocket 1 ½ Inch Rod



Curtain Rod Pockets

A 1 1/2 inch pocket will accept a standard 3/4 inch flat curtain rod or a 1/2 inch diameter round decorative rod.
Our Lace Window Treatments and Window Tiers usually have this size pocket.

1.5 Inch Rod Pocket Curtain Panel


A 3 inch pocket will accept a 2 1/2 inch continental curtain rod or a 1 1/2 inch diameter round decorative rod.
Most of our Curtains and Drapes have this size pocket.

3 Inch Rod Pocket Curtain Panel


Decorative Rods should be used with Grommet and Tab Top Curtains. Tabs and grommets do not hide the curtain rod.

Grommet Top Curtain Panel Tab Top Curtain Panel

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