How far from the floor should curtains hang? | Gardinex
How far from the floor should curtains hang?
Choosing the right length of your curtains is important to get the right feeling in the room.
Curtains that are too short will look strange, while curtains that are too long and drag too much on the floor will look sloppy, and you risk tripping over them.
The length of curtains you should have depends on whether you want the curtains to float above the floor or flow out a little on the floor.
Here you can read more about what to consider when choosing the measurements of your curtains and how to measure to get the right length in your order!
How far from the floor should curtains hang so they don't drag on the floor?
Curtains that hang just above the floor look classy and sophisticated.
It will also be easy to keep clean from dust and dirt when the curtains float just above the floor.
If you want the curtains to hang just above the floor, they should end 2-3 cm above the floor surface
for best results.
If the curtain rail is on the ceiling, measure from the ceiling to the floor, if it is on the wall, measure from the top of the curtain rail to the floor.
Measure in several places as there are often level differences in a room.
Choose the measurement that is shortest and deduct 4 cm for Wave curtain or cm for pleated curtain and enter that measurement in your order at Gardinex.
● Wave curtain – Enter measurements minus 4 cm
● Pleated curtain – Enter measurements minus 2 cm
Curtains with a trail to the floor
If you want to achieve a slightly more luxurious feeling, you can let the curtains flow slightly over the floor.
The important thing here is that it does not become too much. A small trailer gives the curtain stability and makes it so
the waves will lie nicely.
In almost all homes, there is a certain difference in level and uneven floors, which a small trailer helps to hide.
If it is this style you are looking for, take the shortest measurement and specify this in your order for
Wave curtains, for pleated curtain, add 2 cm.
● Wave curtain – Enter dimensions as is
● Pleated curtain - Enter measurements plus 2 cm
Short curtains that end at the window
If you do not want the curtains to go all the way down to the floor, you can instead choose a pair of shorter curtains which should then end approximately 2 cm below the window frame.
When it comes to this option, the curtain rail should be attached to the wall approximately 20 cm above the top window ledge. Measure from the top of the curtain rail to the window frame and add 2 cm.
Width of curtains
Now that we have gone through how you should think when choosing the length of your curtains and how far from the floor the curtains should be, we need to mention width.
Here you should think that more fabric is better than less. If you have curtains that are too narrow, it will look silly against the window.
At Gardinex we have two different widths to choose from: single width which is 150 cm and
double width which is 300 cm.
You can always hang several curtains next to each other if you want more fabric.
Made-to-measure curtains from Gardinex
Here at Gardinex, you can quickly and easily order curtains in your own measurements.
In this way, it is guaranteed that you always get curtains adapted to how far from the floor the curtains should hang.
We deliver exclusive curtains to the whole of Sweden - always with free shipping.
All curtains are pre-hooked so that you don't have to buy hooks and insert them.
Do you want help measuring how far from the floor curtains should hang?
Don't know how far from the floor curtains should hang and want help?
Then we at Gardinex are here for you.
In Malmö (all of Scania), Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Stockholm, we can come to you for a free consultation.
We help you with the entire curtain planning where we measure, install and hang the curtains.
Contact us today for help with how far from the floor curtains should hang!
We help you on site with measurement, curtain planning and fabric selection. Regardless of whether you are a private person or a company, we show you the way to the perfect result. We think that every home and business deserves to have beautiful curtains. That's why we offer professional help on site - completely free of charge.