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How to Measure for Curtain Poles

In this video, Richard from Made by the Forge explains how to take measurements before order. All of our curtain poles are made to measure and completely bespoke so accurate measurements are very important. 

That being said, there are a handful of other factors that you should consider when measuring for your new curtain pole. Keep in mind the objects surrounding your window frame, like light switches, light fittings or anything else that could potentially interfere with the pole or the hanging curtains.

We advise that all curtain poles rest 15cm above the top of the window, if possible. It there is not enough space, plan to have the pole rest halfway between the top of the window and the ceiling.

It is also important to note that the curtain pole finials add extra length but don’t influence the curtain hanging area, so that space should be applied once your curtain area has been established. 

We also advise to include 1 curtain ring for every 10cm of curtain pole but if you have any questions about measuring for your new curtain pole, please don’t hesitate to contact the Made by the Forge team directly.

All of these videos can also be found on the Made by the Forge YouTube channel. Follow us on YouTube for updates.

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