Published at Thursday, November 23rd 2017. by pedro in Curtain Design.
As we have discussed before, it is impossible to name all the variations of curtains available on the market today. Shopping for curtains is made easier for customers today with the use of the worldwide web. Most curtain retail suppliers have web sites where their customers can peruse curtain catalogues, see different hangings, view materials and designs and more. With popular curtain retailers, customers are able to order samples of materials and shop for curtains online. This new and easy way of shopping makes choosing curtains easier as you can be in your home when visiting curtain retailers web sites.
Curtains with shorter lengths might look a bit awkward, but are ideal to provide a casual and relaxed atmosphere to any room. Long length curtains have another advantage besides being an ambiance enhancer. All ready-made curtains and draperies that are available from curtain suppliers may not suit your requirements, and hence you can go for long length curtains. By doing a length alteration, you can make these curtains easily tailor-made.
There is no spat regarding the significance of curtain lengths in adding to the mood of the room. Long length curtains are ideal for those rooms that display formal attitude and cater to official activities. Curtains that touch the floor are apt for living rooms and formal dining rooms. Curtains that flaunt floor-to-ceiling length will add a refined elegance to any room by making the ceiling of the room making the ceiling of the room appear taller. These types of curtains are ideal if you want to offer a sophisticated look to the room. Family rooms are ideal candidates for these kinds of long length curtains.
To establish the height of the curtain there are three measurements needed to be determined. Begin by measuring the height from the floor to the ceiling. For this example lets start with a 10 foot ceiling which is 120 inches in height. Next measure the height of the carrier and curtain tracking; this is usually 3-4 combined. The third measurement to determine is the open space wanted below the bottom of the curtain; 12-18 is typical. Take the ceiling height of 120 and subtract 12 for bottom clearance and 4 for tracking and carriers and this leaves a final curtain height of 104. Typical curtain sizes range from 72 to 234 wide and 84 to 108 long. Cubicle curtains can be made to order and customized in most cases. Healthcare facilities often have building and fire codes which must be met; check with an administrator before proceeding.
Once a style is determined, calculate the height and length of the curtain necessary to cover the intended space. The length should generally be 15% wider than the length to be covered. For a more ruffled look, add 30% to the length. For example: you require 220 of length to cover your space. You would then multiply 220 x .15 and come up with 33; add the 33 to the original 220 and you will need to order a length of 253.
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