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How to Measure

How Area Rugs are Made

How to Measure Your Windows

There is no one standard size for windows, so it is important to measure yours accurately.

Tips:
  • Measure from the outside of the window frame.
  • Use a metal tape measure. A cloth one can give inaccurate measurements.
  • Use a level to guarantee an even measurement.
  • Consider elements such as baseboard heating when choosing curtain length.
Single or Double Hung Window

Single- or Double-Hung Window

  • Measure the width. Add 2-5 inches to each side if you are mounting hardware beyond the frame.
  • Measure the length of the window frame to the sill and add 2-3 inches to cover the sill effectively.
  • OR

  • Measure the length of the window to the floor.
Sliding Glass or French Doors

Sliding Glass or French Doors

  • Measure the width. Add 2-5 inches to each side if you are mounting hardware beyond the frame. This is recommended for sliding glass or French doors.
  • Measure from desired hardware placement to the floor.

How to Dress

How to Measure Area Rugs

How to Dress Your Windows


Add Length

Determine the look you want and add additional length to your original measurements.

Tip:
Puddling creates a more dramatic, formal look.

Puddling

Puddling: 1-6 inches on the floor

Floor Length Curtains

Floor length: 1 inch above the floor

Window Sill

Window Sill: 1-4 inches below pane


Add Layers

Curtain Layers

Pair opaque panels with sheers to add depth and detail to your space. Depending on your fabric
and hardware choices, layering can be simple and casual or embellished and formal.

Tip:
You will need a double rod to create this look.


Add a Valance

As an alternative or addition to curtains, consider a valance. It is a simple way to add polish and dimension to your room.

Waterfall Valance

Waterfall Valance

Scarf Valance

Scarf Valance

Ascot Valance

Ascot Valance

Tip:
Hang two or more curtain panels with coordinating valances for a finished designer look.


Add Hardware

Use hardware that coordinates with your decor. Consider holdbacks to pull curtains aside and
instantly brighten a room, or create a tailored, traditional look with easy-to-use clip rings.

Curtain Holdbacks
Curtain Tiebacks
Curtain Clip Rings

Choosing Hardware

How to Choose Hardware

Choose hardware that coordinates with your furniture and paint for a finished look.
Also consider how rods and holdbacks complete the look.

Single Rod

Single Rod
The most common.

Double Rod

Double Rod
For layered looks.

Traverse Rod

Traverse Rod
For patio doors.


Holdbacks

Holdbacks
Keep curtains open.

Clip Rings

Clip Rings
Add decorative accents.

Decorative Rods and Finials

Decorative Rods and Finials
Functional and fashionable.

Choosing Top Treatments

Choosing Top Treatments

How to Choose a Top Treatment

A top treatment is how a curtain fastens to the rod(s) above your window. Choose a top treatment that suits the formality of your space and the hardware you select.

Grommet

Grommet
Metal openings at the top of each panel create a crisp and contemporary look.

Rod Pocket

Rod Pocket
A built-in pocket at the top of each panel slips onto the rod for a simple, versatile style.

Tab Top

Tab Top
Single loops of fabric at the top of each panel are best for casual, relaxed rooms.


Pinch Pleat

Pinch Pleat
Like a rod pocket, this classic style slips directly onto the rod. Thick, gathered pleats complement traditional decor.

Back Tab

Back Tab
Loops of fabric on the backs of the panels create the illusion of floating and provide a clean and tailored look.

Tip:
Use clip rings with rod pocket or pinch pleat styles for easier opening and closing.

Choosing Fabrics

How to Maintain an Area Rug

How to Choose Fabrics

Curtains are available in nearly every fabric type, from light and sheer to heavy and thick.

Curtain Fabric Light-weight

Lightweight fabrics like sheers are simple and elegant. These curtains complement decor without overwhelming it. Sheers provide minimal light filtration.

Curtain Fabric Medium-weight

Medium-weight fabrics like cotton provide moderate levels of light filtration. To maintain privacy while still letting outside light in, choose curtains in this category. Alternatively, pair sheers with heavy fabrics.

Curtain Fabric Heavy

Heavy fabrics like velvet or blackout curtains keep out light and noise, create insulation and energy efficiency, and can provide privacy. Blackout material can be sewn or woven into all fabrics.

Windows Product Guide

Learn more about window treatments before you commit to a purchase. Explore the variety of options available to you, from valances and curtains to blinds, sheers and blackout curtains. Figure out the best length for your curtains and get tips for hanging curtain rods in functional and attractive ways. Decide between a casual or more formal look. Do you need privacy or simply the finishing touch on a room?

Are you interested in window curtains with a rod pocket or a clean, top grommet look? Find both traditional tie-back styles and more modern curtain panels. Discover what colors will look best in your home and learn to tie window treatments together in adjacent rooms. Explore energy-efficient window treatments – you may be able to conserve heat in colder months through insulation or keep rooms cool in hot summer months. Combine the practical aspects of window treatments with your own taste, personal style and your home's requirements, all with help from the experts at Kohl's.