# Is Curtain Width The Width Of One Curtain?

## Do you double the width for curtains?

The actual amount of gather depends on heading styles and personal preference, but as a general rule the width of your curtains should amount to double the width of your track.

This is referred to as ‘two times gather’..

## How wide is each curtain?

The width is always the first measurement given, for example 46”x 54” (117cm x 137cm) means that each curtain is 46 inches (117cm) wide by 54 inches (137cm) drop. All curtains are sold as a pair unless stated otherwise.

## How do I know what size curtains to buy?

Measure the width of your window. Add 12 inches to each side, 24 inches total. Take the total number (width plus the number you added to each side), and divide that number by how many drapery panels you want in the window.

## How do I measure curtain width?

For the width, take your steel tape measure and take the length measurement of your track or pole, excluding the finials on your curtain pole. If you don’t have a track or pole up, as a general rule of thumb we recommend measuring the width of your window plus 20cm either side.

## What width curtain panels do I need?

Determine the number of panels you need to order: ~ Multiply window width by 1.5 to 2 if you want curtains loosely gathered for a relaxed, tailored look. Divide your total by the width of a single curtain panel to get the number of panels you need.

## What is length and width of a curtain?

Curtain measurements are always written with the width first and then the length. For example, a panel that is 46″ x 54″ is 46 inches wide and 54 inches long.

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

How Wide Should Curtains Be? To ensure that panels look ample and drapey when closed, they should have a combined width that is 2 to 2½ times the width of the window. Exceptions: If you’re hanging curtains just to frame a window and don’t intend to shut them, you can round down to 1½ times the width.

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

between 200 and 250 inches wideThe average curtain bought to hang on a 100-inch window should measure between 200 and 250 inches wide. To achieve appropriate fullness with thinner material, get curtains upward of 300 inches wide.

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

144To get the measurements, measure the width of the rod from left to right. For instance, if your window measures 72” wide, you will need curtains that will give a maximum width of 144” (window width x 2 = 144”.)