How to measure my curtains


Choosing the curtain height

The height of your curtains is the distance measured from the top of the curtain rail to the floor. If you prefer curtains that do not touch the floor, reduce the measured height by 0.8 in (2 cm).

For a more decorative aspect with curtains that fall to the floor, add 1.6 to 2 in (4 to 5 cm) to the measured height. Curtains that "break" at the floor accentuate the ceiling height in the room.

Whatever you choose, all Moondream curtains are delivered with a heat-activated adhesive band so that you can adapt your curtains to the height you wish.

We recommend that you hang your curtains to measure where to place the hem.


  • Special case of grommet curtains: Plan to leave 1 in (2.5 cm) between the top of the curtain rail and your ceiling. This space will be taken up by the material above the grommets.


Choosing the curtain width

Measure the distance between one end of the rail and the other (not including decorative tips). Remember that the stated dimensions always correspond to the flat curtains. 
When taking the measurements, take the specific type of curtain attachment system into account.


  • For curtains with pencil pleats
    For a highly pleated effect, multiply the measurement by 1.5.
    Moondream curtains are sewn with 2.8 in (7 cm) wide pencil pleats.
    Once hung, you simply need to pull on the strings at each end of the pencil pleats to create the desired pleat.

  • For curtains with grommets 
    Moondream curtains are made with 8 grommets and the top of the curtains is reinforced and blind hem stitched,
    which means that they fall elegantly to the floor to add just the right touch to any interior.
    The diameter of the grommets is 1.6 in (4 cm).
    When the curtains are folded back, the width of the panel is approximately 5.9 in (15 cm) and for soundproof curtain or room divider: 10 in (25 cm).


How to measure my curtains