# Frequent question: How do I choose curtain rod width?

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Use the largest of the three as your window’s width. If you don’t have much space to either side of your window, look for a curtain rod that is the same width as your window. However, if space permits, we recommend that your curtain rod extend five inches past your window on either side.

## How wide should curtain rod be for 72 inch window?

To get the measurements, measure the width of the rod from left to right. For instance, if your window measures 72” wide, you will need curtains that will give a maximum width of 144” (window width x 2 = 144”.)

## What size curtain rod do I need for 36 inch window?

Example: If your window measures 36″ wide (window width x 2 = 72″), you need curtains that will give a minimum width of 72″ or 2 panels for that window. In this case 2 panels will give about 100″ to 120″ of width which will look nice and full.

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## How far apart should curtain rod brackets be?

A general rule of thumb: For wall-mounted rods, allow at least one to three inches on each side of the window to accommodate an open curtain, or as much as six inches on each side of the frame if you’re trying to make the window appear larger. Don’t forget to factor in additional wall space for decorative finials.

## What is standard curtain width?

It can vary from 50″ up to 58″, and some fabrics, especially sheers, can some in double width at 108″ wide. But the standard in the U.S. is 54″. So, if you think about a regular size window which is 30″-36″ wide, one width of fabric is only 20 or so inches wider than the window.

## How wide should curtains be for 100 inch window?

How Wide Should Curtains Be For A 100-Inch Window? The average curtain bought to hang on a 100-inch window should measure between 200 and 250 inches wide. To achieve appropriate fullness with thinner material, get curtains upward of 300 inches wide. For decorative purposes, you can go 150 inches in width.

## What are standard curtain rod sizes?

Curtain rods are available in a variety of lengths. The most standard sizes you’ll find in stores are 28-48 inches, 48-84 inches, 66-120 inches or 120-170 inches.

## How wide should curtains be for 60 inch window?

Example: For a 60-inch window with two curtain panels, add 24 inches to 60 inches (window width) and divide by 2 (number of panels) to get 42 inches. The two panels ordered each need to be at least 42 inches wide.

## What is the rule of thumb for hanging curtains?

A rule of thumb (from Architectural Digest) is that curtains should be hung between four to six inches above the window frame, so install your curtain rod accordingly. When you hang the curtain rod high, it will make the window appear taller.

## How wide can a curtain rod be without support?

Over 96 inches, a third rod bracket is required as a center support; this is mandatory! Having said that, a 2 inch or 3-inch diameter pole can span a distance up to a full 12-feet without flexing or bowing using only two end brackets.

## How high should a curtain rod be for 84 inch curtains?

The length of the curtain dictates the height of the rod. If you buy 84-inch-long curtains, the rod must be mounted roughly 84 inches from the floor if the curtains hang from the rod without rings.

## Should my curtains touch the floor?

The fabric should just touch the floor or hover half an inch above. This is also a great approach for café curtains (short panels that cover only the lower portion of a window and hit the sill), which work well in spots like the kitchen and bathroom, where long drapes aren’t practical.

## What is the largest width for curtains?

90 inch wide curtain tend to be the widest width available in ready made curtains, and so will fit most larger and patio windows. This makes it easy for you to find matching curtains for every window in your home.

## What is length and width of a curtain?

Curtain measurements are always written with the width first and then the length. For example, a panel that is 46″ x 54″ is 46 inches wide and 54 inches long.

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## Do curtains come in different widths?

Curtains generally come in a couple of standard sizes, depending on the type of curtain you are using. Curtain panels: 63, 84, 95, 108, and 120 inches long and 48 inches wide. Tier curtain panels: 24 and 36 inches long with widths varying in size, but the most common width is 45 inches.