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Curtain Rod Measurement

Drapery Curtain Rods sells curtain poles in 4 different lengths:

curtain pole lengths

* The 10 ft pole is only available in the Artistic Collection, and consists of two five-foot poles, sold as a pair.

You can connect two or more curtain poles with a pole joint/connector in order to increase the length.
If you require an individual pole length longer than 8 feet please visit the Long Curtain Rods page for more information.



How To Determine Curtain Rod Length

Please take a few moments to analyze the image below.
The length of the pole will depend entirely on your preference. There is no industry standard or rule of thumb. The length of the pole should be the same length as the area that you want to cover with your drapes. Ideally you want to make sure that the curtain pole is long enough, so that when you hang your drapes they cover the light coming from the sides of the window.
You also want to make sure that you have enough space to install the finials and to not hit the wall. Also, notice in the image below that each finial goes roughly 1 inch inside of the pole, so you need to take this into account when determining curtain pole lengths. It's a good idea to purchase curtain poles that are a little longer than you require because you can always cut them to your desired length with a hacksaw if they are too long. That's all there really is to it.

how to measure curtain rods



Instructional Video on How to Determine Curtain Rod Length


Curtain Rod Ideas & Pictures

Click curtain rod ideas to check out some of our curtain rod suggestions, pictures and to get ideas about setting up your own draperies.


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