“Measuring for drapes is not a complicated process,” according to FactoryDirectDrapes.com. “In fact, it is relatively easy if you simply follow the directions we provide.”
Rules for Measuring for Drapes
- WIDTH is always measured and expressed first when ordering.
- HEIGHT is always measured and expressed second when ordering.
- Use a retractable metal tape measure to ensure accuracy (i.e.: never use a cloth tape measure or a yard stick)
- Never measure the existing drape or window covering. You will not get an accurate measure this way.
FactoryDirectDrapes.com goes on to provide clear and easy-to-follow instructions (illustrated with how-to photographs) to help you be sure to get the right size of drapes to fit an existing rod — custom or standard — or for a window for which you’ve not yet installed a curtain rod.