Net Curtains – As with all windows you need to measure the width and height of each window before you can choose the sizes you require. Net curtains generally come in eleven or twelve standard heights to choose from (the height is also referred to as the drop).
So measure the height of the inside of your window from top to bottom on either side in case your window is not even. When the curtain is installed you will only want a very small gap on the bottom of the window, just so that the bottom of the net is not quite touching the window sill.
Please note that the heading (the loop along the top of the net curtain) is always included in the height of the net curtain. Also, if you choose to hang your nets on a tension rod then you can adjust how the curtain hangs by moving the rod up and down. Tension rods are, in our opinion the best way to hang nets as they do not leave marks behind once removed and can be reused over and over again and the widths are adjustable.
Now that you have the correct height of your window you can look at the standard drops available and see if any match up or are slightly less than your windows drop. If you decide that the drops are not matching up or you want the drop of your net curtain to be exact, then you can click the made to measure option on all our net curtain products shown on the website and type in the correct size you want. There is a small additional charge for this service to cover the cost of manual labour involved but we make it as cheap as possible, it is just a service we provide for our customers to give you the flexibility you need to ensure you curtains fit correctly.
The width is the easy part, all you do with net curtains as a general rule of thumb is double the width of your window. That way you will have twice the material for the width of your window ensuring that when it is hung up there are pleats in your net curtain. This is personal preference though, some people may want the curtains to be fuller so there are more pleats and there is less visibility through the window for privacy reasons. Others may want more sunlight through and may not need the privacy. But it also comes down to whether you want fuller looking curtains or not. There are four options on each net curtains product for the fullness; x1.5, x2, x2.5 of x3 fullness. This simply means that when we get the order though and process it we times your windows with by the above number.
A window 1 metre wide with a fullness of x1.5 would have a total curtains width of 1.5 metres.
A window 1 metre wide with a fullness of x2 would have a total curtains width of 2 metres.
A window 1 metre wide with a fullness of x2.5 would have a total curtains width of 2.5 metres.
A window 1 metre wide with a fullness of x3 would have a total curtains width of 3 metres.
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