Measure for Curtains and Blinds

Organic Curtains and Blinds

Why Measure for Curtains and Blinds first? There is no such thing as a standard window. New Zealand has such a variation of house stocks. Given we are a nation of DIYers and renovators, things such as windows, mean even those are custom made to order.

We will take into account the walls surrounding the window and other windows in the room. They need to all work as a whole visually as well as practically. At Verdant we like to follow the form and function rule!

We never make short curtains. There are two reasons for this. Insulation & Looks. Making short curtains means, any insulation you were trying to achieve, is lost. Warm air will rise up and underneath curtains and out the window. Similarly, cold air from outside will drop down and into your room.

We will measure twice and cut once! We generally do a measure at the first consultation to give you an idea of how much the whole project will cost. Once you have accepted the quote and paid a deposit, we will visit your home, and do a more precise measure to ensure we get the perfect fit.

Too Hard? Do you want us to measure your curtains instead? Book an in-home consultation.


You will need:

  1. Pen and paper
  2. Tape Measure (make sure you use a metal one, as plastic sewing tape measures tend to stretch)
  3. Calculator
  4. Camera
how to measure for Curtains