Measuring for Drapery Hardware
– Measure the width of your window treatments, taking into account if you want to mount the hardware on the wall or directly on the window trim.
– Allow 3″ minimum on each side of the window for the draperies to be completely open.
– Be sure to consider extra wall space needed for decorative finials, as the rod dimensions do not include the additional width added by each finial.
– To make windows appear larger, mount the curtain rod at minimum 4″ above the trim
Measuring for Draperies
A. CLEARANCE — Measured from the back of the rod to the wall
B. RETURN — Measured from the center of the bracket cup to the wall
C. PROJECTION — Measured from the front of the bracket back to the wall
Length of Drapery Panel
Depending on the look desired, determine if the drapery should fall at the sill, below the sill, to the floor, or puddle on the floor.
Two Options for Drapery Fullness:
1. STANDARD — Width of window x 2½”
2. FULL — Width of window x 3 (Recommend for sheers and unlined drapery.)
Top of draperies should be at least 4″ above the glass, so that the backs of pleats cannot be seen from the outside of the window. Ideally, bottoms of panels should fall to the window sill, apron or the floor. Allow about 1″ for clearing sill or floor.
The glass-side treatment should fall ½” shorter in length than the overdrapery, so that undertreatment hems do not “hang out.”
Kirsch® swivel sockets are an ideal solution for any windows down to a 90° angle including bay and corner windows. If you wish the corner to be free of fabric, use two, one-way draw rods. Add width for full stackback (at wall sides of glass). If fabric is desired in the corner, because of wall or woodwork, use two two-way draw rods. To mount, run one rod into the corner and butt the other rod into it.
Use either three two-way draw rods or one two-way draw on the center window and a one-way draw on each side window. Remember, minimum rod length is 28″; for smaller side windows, use cut-to-measure rodding. To mount, butt all three rods.
Cut-To-Measure Rodding for Corner & Bay
Where precise fit and appearance are important, the best results will be obtained by using cut-to-measure rod sets. Cut-to-measure rodding must be used if all panels are to be controlled with a single cord. A wide variety of rods are available for corner, bay and bow windows.