Customizing: Drapery
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Next: Measure Height
Step 1

Measure Window Width

Measure your window’s horizontal width from outside edge to outside edge in 3 places: top, middle bottom.
Width Measurement Diagram
Measurement discrepancies...
These measurements greatly affect the fit of your custom drapes, so measure carefully!
1 Ft (12”)
14 Ft (168”)
A
1 Ft (12”)
16 Ft (192”)
B
1 Ft (12”)
16 Ft (192”)
C
Step 2

Measure Window Height

Measure your window’s vertical height from outside top edge to the floor in 3 places: left, center & right.
Measure Height Diagram
Measurement discrepancies...
These measurements greatly affect the fit of your custom drapes, so measure carefully!
1 Ft (12”)
16 Ft (192”)
A
1 Ft (12”)
16 Ft (192”)
B
1 Ft (12”)
16 Ft (192”)
C
Step 3

Measure Stack Width

Stack is additional width added to your drapery rod as well as your drapery panels. This additional width allows your drapery rod to extend beyond the edges of your window frame and gives your drapery panels a place to stack up when they're open. Without stack, your drapery panels will still partially cover your window even when open. We recommend adding 8" of stack on each side if you have room.
0"
12"
L
1 Ft (12”)
16 Ft (192”)
R
Step 4

Measure Mounting Height

We recommend a standard mounting height of 7” above the top of the window frame or moulding. Our standard hardware cannot accommodate a mounting height of less than 3 ½”. If you need to mount your drapes lower than this, please contact us.
Mounting Height Diagram
Min 3 ½"
Max 16"
A
Step 5
Blackout lining permits no light to pass through and provides absolute privacy and virtual darkness, which is ideal for bedrooms, nurseries and media rooms. That said, some light will always find a way to seep around the edges of drapery. If total darkness is important to you, then adding appropriate stack width and mounting height to your drapery is even more vital.
Blackout lining permits no light to pass through and provides absolute privacy and virtual darkness.
Blackout Lining
Blackout
Privacy lining permits light to pass through the drapery into the home, but no one can see in from the outside.
Privacy Lining
Privacy
Step 6

Choose Panel Configuration

We recommend single panel for narrow windows (especially ones that flank a large piece like a bed or sofa), and split panel for wider single windows.
Single Panel
Recommended for your measurements.
Four Panel
Recommended for your measurements.
Step 7

Would you like to add Sheers?

Sheers are a separate layer of thin, translucent fabric that runs along a parallel double rod behind your drapery. Adding sheers to your drapery is ideal for rooms where you want to keep your drapes open to let the light in but still want some privacy.
No Sheers
Cloud SHeers
Magnolia Sheers
Next: Measure Height
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Drapery less than 12 inches Wide?
Our designers are happy to help! Contact us.
Drapery Wider than 14 feet?
Our designers are happy to help! Contact us.
Need some help measuring?
Follow along with our guided video tutorial.
Drapery less than 12 inches tall?
Our designers are happy to help! Contact us.
Drapery Taller than 16 feet?
Our designers are happy to help! Contact us.
Need some help measuring?
Click to follow along with our guided video tutorial.
Measure Drapery Stack Tutorial
We recommend...
A minimum stack of 8 inches on both sides of the window. Click the video to learn why.
How to Measure Mounting Height
We recommend...
A minimum standard mounting height of at least 7 inches above your window.
Don't have 3½ inches to mount your drapes?
Our designers are happy to help! Contact us.
Our designers recommend...
We recommended a {panel_type} configuration based on your measurements.
Our designers recommend...
We recommend a Four-Panel configuration since your window is over 12 feet wide.