How Wide Should Curtains Be? Answers From an Experienced Clark County Home Builder

In the last blog post, we discussed the importance of the length of your curtains. This blog will cover how wide your window treatments should be. To ensure that panels look full and drapey when closed, consider purchasing curtains that have the combined width of 2 to 2½ times the width of the window. Unless you are hanging curtains just to frame a window and don’t intend to shut them, you can round down to 1½ times the width. Pleated panels have fullness built in, so their width should more or less match the span you’re covering.



Overall, it is important to make sure you have the correct amount of fabric when installing your curtains. Too little fabric will look awkward and leave the space feeling cheap and not thought out. Consider a full and gathered look on your curtains to ensure that rich and cozy feel to your space! For more information on how to get the perfect look in your space with curtains, click here!

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