Curtain Measuring & Buying Guide
All our Blackout Curtains come in pairs, with pencil pleat styling; they can be used with either poles or tracks and feature three hanging positions for height adjustment.
Before you order
We offer a free swatch service on all our children's blackout curtains to help you make your choice; you'll find a "Request a free swatch" link in the product description.
Once you've decided on your design, use the guide below to find out which length curtain you need for your window.
Step 1: Measure the width of the window space by measuring the pole or track:
Step 2: Measure the height of your window, from the top of the pole or track:
Please note: If the window height is greater than 183cm/72", unfortunately our curtains will not be suitable. But if we don't have the size you need please do let us know, as it will help us decide what sizes to buy in the future.
If you need help when your blackout curtains arrive please see our guide to Hanging Your Blackout Curtains.
Guide to Curtain Hanging
Before hanging your blackout curtains, you need to fix them at the width you want them to be when they are closed. This is achieved by "gathering" the pencil pleat header.
How to gather your blackout curtains:
On a shorter pole or track, the gathering will be tighter; on a larger pole or track the gathering will be softer.
Hanging your blackout curtains
As our curtains have pencil pleat styling, they will need a set of curtain hooks (not provided) to hang the curtains.
To make your curtains sit higher or lower, you need to change the position of the curtain hooks on the header tape; it’s easier to take the curtains down before you do this.
To make the curtain hang lower, move the curtain hooks to the upper row of pockets; to make the curtain hang shorter, move the hooks to the lowest row of pockets.
Caring for your blackout curtains:
All GLTC curtains are machine washable. Please wash at 30 degrees and then line dry. Iron the front of your curtains to restore the crisp look.
Please do not tumble dry & do not dry clean.