Curtain measuring & hanging guide

Choosing curtains for your children’s bedroom doesn’t have to be a chore! We’ve put together a handy buying guide to show you how to measure curtains, as well as hang hidden tab top curtains. All our Children’s Blackout Curtains come in pairs, with hidden tab top styling and are designed to be used with curtain poles.

Choosing curtains for your children's bedroom doesn't have to be a chore! We've put together a handing buying guide to show you how to measure curtains, as well as hang hidden tab top curtains. All our Children's Blackout Curtains come in pairs, with hidden tab top styling and are designed to be used with curtain poles.

Choosing curtains for your children's bedroom doesn't have to be a chore! We've put together a handing buying guide to show you how to measure curtains, as well as hang hidden tab top curtains. All our Children's Blackout Curtains come in pairs, with hidden tab top styling and are designed to be used with curtain poles.

What are hidden tab top curtains?

Our kids' blackout curtains are available in hidden tab top styling only. They feature a simple, pleated front and practical tab tops at the back to make them easy to thread onto a curtain pole. They are not suitable for use with curtain tracks.
Our hidden tab top curtains are designed this way to help prevent daylight disturbing your child’s sleep and to make them a doddle for you to hang.

Before you order

We offer a free swatch service on all our children’s blackout curtains to help you make your choice. View all our available curtain swatches here.
Once you’ve decided on your design, use the curtain measuring guide below to find out how to measure blackout curtains and determine which curtain size you need for your window.

How to measure curtains

Curtain width:

  • * Measure the width of your pole
  • TOP TIP: For the best fit, we recommend that your pole should be 15cm/6" above your window and overhand 15-20cm/8-8" each side of the window frame.
  • * For poles up to 200cm you should order our STANDARD width curtains (135cm)
  • * If your pole measures between 200-260cm then we recommend you opt for our WIDE width curtains (165cm)
  • TOP TIP: The combination of pole length and curtain widths you choose will affect how your curtains gather, e.g. whether they're full/tight or flatter/looser.
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Curtain length:

  • * Measure the curtain drop from the top of the pole to where you want the curtain to finish
  • * If the drop is up to 137/54" then you should order our STANDARD length curtains (137cm)
  • * If the drop is up to 183cm/72" then you should opt for our LONG length curtains (183cm)
  • Please note: If the internal window height is greater than 183cm/72", unfortunately our curtains will not be suitable.
  • TOP TIP: If your window is over a radiator, curtains should end 2-3cm/1" above the top of the radiator. This will help prevent heat from escaping behind the curtain.

How to hang curtains

  • We know that hanging curtains can be a bit tricky, especially with tracks. The good news is our hidden tab top curtains are simple to hang!

    • 1. Hang the curtains by threading the tabs sequentially onto the curtain pole.
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    • 2. Once the pole is in place ensure that the most outer tab is positioned to the outer side of the pole bracket. Attaching the tab outside of the bracket will prevent the curtain panel from sliding all the way across the window.

Curtain buying guide

Now you know how to measure for curtains and hang them, here's a few extra need-to-knows. Our kids' blackout curtains are available in four different sizes:

 

Curtain sizes Curtain measurements

Standard width

Standard length

W135 x L137(cm)

Standard width

Long length

W135 x L183(cm)

Long width

Standard length

W165 x L137(cm)

Long width

Long length

W165 x L183(cm)

Our individual designs are available in the following curtain sizes:

W135 x L137 (cm)

W135 x L183 (cm)

W165 x L137 (cm)

W165 x L183 (cm)

W135 x L137 (cm)

W135 x L183 (cm)

W165 x L137 (cm)

W165 x L183 (cm)

W135 x L137 (cm)

W135 x L183 (cm)

W165 x L137 (cm)

W165 x L183 (cm)

W135 x L137 (cm)

W135 x L183 (cm)

W165 x L137 (cm)

W165 x L183 (cm)

W135 x L137 (cm)

W135 x L183 (cm)

W165 x L137 (cm)

W165 x L183 (cm)

W135 x L137 (cm)

W135 x L183 (cm)

W165 x L137 (cm)

W165 x L183 (cm)

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