Ivory Linen Curtains on Window

How to Measure for Your New Linen Curtains

Basking in the warm daylight as it streams in from a window is one of life’s greatest pleasures. You can grab yourself a cup of coffee and a good book and relax in your favorite spot. In those warmer months, however, that beautiful sunlight can turn your home into a bit of a greenhouse, trapping heat and making you crank up your air conditioning and blast that cool breeze.

So, what does one do if you want the natural light to brighten your space without letting too much heat in? Installing linen curtains is the perfect solution! Whether you are trying to adjust the amount of light in your home, keep the temperature regulated, or simply add some flair to your home décor, linen drapes are the answer with their fashion and function.

3 Reasons You Should Choose Linen Drapes

There are tons of reasons we love linen that make linen curtains a classic, popular choice for people all over the world. Besides being stylish, affordable, and timeless, some of our favorite attributes of linen drapes are:

1. Linen Drapes are Eco-Friendly and Sustainable

The process of spinning this well-loved fabric for home decor is sustainable and Earth-friendly. Linen is made from the fibers of a flax plant, which naturally requires very little water and energy to grow and harvest. When choosing linen drapes for your home, you can rest assured that you are getting a high-quality product that is just as good for the earth as it is for your style choices.

Ivory White Linen Curtains on Window

2. Linen Curtains Complement Any Décor

Linen drapes are versatile enough to match and accent any home décor. Since they have that beautiful, timeless element, they can even adapt to new décor as your tastes change over the years.

One of our favorite ways to style linen curtains is in the ever-popular clean, bright-white look. We love white walls, sunshine streaming in, and natural wood accents here and there. Ivory linen curtains pair perfectly with this aesthetic, adding a breezy and casual, yet still classic, look to your space.

Another way to style linen drapes is with bright, colorful décor, like in a child’s room. A happy splash of color adds personality, warmth, and character to any little one’s space. Consider a bright-colored blackout curtain for a child, as the lining keeps out the light, helping them get great sleep, even when it’s still bright outside.

Black Curtains with Blackout Lining

3. Light Filtering is Customizable with Linen Curtains

One of our favorite things about linen drapes is that they can fit your needs in many different ways. Not only are they available in tons of different sizes and colors, but there are different options for light filtering. If you’re looking for a more translucent option that still lets in tons of light, consider classic linen drapes with a simple cotton lining. This airy option will offer the perfect amount of stylistic flair to take your space to the next level while still letting in that filtered natural light.

If you are in search of a more private option, a linen curtain with a blackout lining is the perfect solution. Whether you want a little privacy within your home or you need complete light blocking, a blackout curtain gives you that control. Gone are the days of worrying about babies’ rooms, night-shift sleepers, or anyone that likes their space extra dark.

Measuring Your Space for Curtains in 2 Simple Steps

You’re in luck – if you’re wondering how to measure for curtains, you’ll find that it’s super easy. With our handy guide, you’ll be hanging up your new linen curtains in no time.

But before you get started, you will need the following supplies:
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Something to record measurements on

Step 1: How to Measure for Curtain Length

To measure for your linen curtain length, you’ll want to measure from the top of your curtain rod to the floor. Record your measurement. You’re done!

Peach Linen Curtain with Cotton Lining

Step 2: How to Measure for Curtain Width

When measuring for curtain width, the trick is to measure the length of your curtain rod and then multiply it by at least 1.5 or 2 so that your curtains hang with that pretty S-fold effect. Write down your measurements.

Depending on your style preferences, you can opt for one wide linen drape to cover the whole window or two (each at half the width of your final measurements) to hang on each side and draw together in the middle when closed. 

Pro tips: As you measure, take the pencil and put a small, inconspicuous mark on the wall to help yourself down the road when you go to install your linen drapes. If you’re measuring for blackout curtains, include a wide margin in both curtain length and width to ensure it fully covers the window.

How Do I Get the Best Fit for Linen Drapes?

When thinking about how to measure for curtains, it’s important to add extra height and width to your measurements to get the full effect. If you stick with the simple window measurements, your linen curtains will fit, but there are opportunities to add extra interest. And with Linenforce’s array of sizes (including custom options), the perfect fit is out there. Linen curtains from Linenforce come in smaller sizes, like 48 inches by 63 inches, all the way up to super long, luxurious sizes, like 64 inches by 120 inches.

By adding four to five inches to the height and three to four inches on both sides, you make your window appear larger and add visual appeal and drama to your space. Some people even extend their linen curtains almost to the ceiling for an extra wow factor.

For the length of your linen drapes, think about the look you want to achieve. For a clean-cut look, have the bottom of your linen curtains just barely kiss the floor. If you are aiming for a more lived-in, boho feel, feel free to add a few inches to the bottom for a little bit of gathered fabric.

Finding Your Favorite Style of Linen Curtains

As you delve into the diverse array of linen drape styles, consider your existing décor, color palette, and desired ambiance for your home. The fun, subtle differences in all our linen curtain styles offer great opportunities to add character and personality to your home.

Our linen curtain options include:

  • Just Linen Curtains
  • Blackout Lining Curtains
  • Cotton Lining Curtains
  • Edge Embroidery Curtains
  • (And even Linen Shower Curtains) 

Curtain header styles are a great way to add that perfect finishing touch. Depending on your desired look, whether it be contemporary, classic, or casual, selecting the appropriate heading, whether it’s a minimal rod pocket or chic bow ties, can help pull your look together.  

Aqua Green Linen Blackout Curtains

Linen home goods are the perfect way to make all the rooms in your home feel like yours, and finding your favorite style of linen drapes is fun and easy. Now you can confidently measure your space to get the perfect fit. And Linenforce makes picking your linen curtains a breeze, with many color and size options. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles as you prepare to elevate your home in a whole new way. 

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