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WIDTH - side to side:
Width is always the first measurement you should take.

Measure the width of your window from outside frame to frame.
Add 4" on each side of width (total 8") to ensure that the window treatment extends beyond the window frame. To give the illusion of a wider window, extend your rod a little more on each side.

HEIGHT - top to bottom:
Height is always the second measurement.

Decide where you want to place your drapery rod. As a general rule the rods are installed about 4" above the window frame or molding.

Your drapery style and hardware will determine how to take your measurements. Follow the guide below to determine where to place your measuring tape:

  • Using a traverse rod: measure from ¾" above the rod
  • Using a Decorative rod with rings: measure from below the rings
  • Using a Decorative rod without rings:
    Hidden tabs: measure from ½" above the rod
    Regular tab: measure from the top of the rod
    Rod pocket without frill: measure from the top of the rod
    Rod pocket with frills: measure from above the frill
    Grommets: measure from 1" above the rod

Measure from center of where the rod will be, to where you want the drape to hang. Determine the height by choosing between standard, floor or puddle lengths.

To give the illusion of a bigger window, you can mount your drape closer to the ceiling.

Length Options:
Standard: measure from the top of the rod to the floor and subtract ½". This length is recommended for styles that will be traversed.

Floor: Measure from the top to floor. This length is recommended for stationary panels.

Puddle: Measure from the top of the rod to the floor and add 8". This length is recommended for stationary panels. Not recommended for high traffic areas.

Note: The fullness of your curtains are built in so measure the width needed and Fabricville will add the additional fabric width to create your desired window treatment. The standard fullness is 2.5X for permanent pleats, rod pocket styles and 2X for tab and grommet styles. (see Fullness)

Standard pinch pleats style is the perfect option for a classic and timeless look.

  • Standard header 3.5" (optional 6")
  • Standard double bottom hem 4" (optional 6")
  • Standard fullness 2.5
  • Can be installed as a traversing drapery or a stationary drapery
  • Recommended hardware: decorative metal or wood pole or traverse rod with rings
  • Not recommended for heavyweight fabrics
  • Not recommended for wide vertical striped fabric

Gaining in popularity, the Goblet and Roll pleats add elegance to your décor

  • Standard header 3.5" ( optional 6")
  • Standard double bottom hem 4" (optional 6")
  • Standard fullness 2.5
  • Recommended as a stationary panel only
  • Recommended hardware decorative metal or wood pole or traverse rod with rings
  • Not recommended for heavyweight fabrics
  • Not recommended for wide vertical striped fabric

The grommet style gives your décor an urban modern flair.
  • Standard double bottom hem 4" (optional 6")
  • Standard fullness 2
  • Recommended for traversing and stationary panels
  • Recommended hardware: decorative metal or wood pole
  • Not recommended for sheer fabrics
  • Standard grommet diameter is 1 1/2"

The Tab Top style is the simplest of the custom made panels and gives your décor a casual chic look.
  • Standard tabs are 2" wide by 3" long
  • Recommended for rods up to 1 3/4" in diameter
  • Standard double bottom hem 4" (optional 6")
  • Standard fullness 2
  • Recommended as a stationary panel only
  • Recommended hardware: decorative metal or wood pole

A versatile option to fit any décor
  • Option to finish with or without a frill at the head
  • Standard double bottom hem 4" (optional 6")
  • Standard fullness 2.5
  • Recommended as a stationary panel only
  • Standard pocket opening 3"
  • Recommended hardware: decorative metal or wood pole, flat rectangular rod

Lining is recommended for all your custom made draperies to give them a luxurious custom-made look. Lining adds body and protects your fabrics. The standard lining offered in the click décor center is a poly/cotton twill.

Black-out lining is recommended to block out the sun, allowing you complete control of light levels in your bedroom or living room. It also provides privacy and insulation for any room of the house.

Tiebacks are a practical add-on to your window treatment. If choosing fabric tiebacks they must be made from the same fabric as the drapery. Fabricville also carries decorative tiebacks and accessories to add elegance to your décor. The standard tiebacks offered in the click décor center are 3" wide and rectangular.

 Example of traditional curtain tieback

The hardware is the final touch in completing your window treatment. Fabricville carries a huge selection of finials, fancy rod sets, as well as standard drapery hardware. Speak to one of our sales associates to select the hardware that fits your décor.

Ibeam: The Ibeam is ideal for curved windows due to its flexible properties. It can also be mounted on the ceiling.

Traverse Rod: Opens and closes with a cord mechanism. Customers can choose right draw, left draw or center split draw openings depending on their needs. When choosing the traverse rod hardware option, 3" will be added to the width of your drapery measurement.

Important: If choosing the center split option, an additional 3" will be added to the width of your drapery measurement to ensure that the panels overlap in the center.

Decorative rod: Fabricville carries a huge selection of iron and wood decorative rods to fit any décor style. The round rod is available in ¾", 1" and 1 3/8" diameter.

Flat rectangular rod: The flat rod can be used for the stationary rod pocket style. The flat rod is available in 1", 2 ½" and 4 ½" width.

Return: The drapery return is the fabric that covers the area from the end of the curtain back to the wall.

Fullness is the additional fabric added to your window measurements to ensure beautiful pleating and a true custom look. At Fabricville, we maintain industry high standards of 2 to 2.5x fullness depending on the drapery style you choose. Without the added fullness, your drapery treatment would result in a flat curtain panel.

With Fullness Without Fullness

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