Measuring for curtain width

Always measure the curtain track or pole width, not the window. If fitting a new track or pole, this should extend 15cm to 30cm either side of the window (to allow the curtains to be stacked back off the window) and 12cm to 15cm above the window recess.

If you have a rail with a centre overlap, measure the rail as above then measure the overlap and add the two measurements together.

Measure end to end

Measure from end to end - A

Measure end to end with overlap

Measure from end to end with overlap - A + B

Measure used pole only

Measure used pole only - C