18 Feb How do I Determine the Fullness Needed for Curtains?
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Custom-made pleated panels are usually figured between 2 ½ – 3 times the width of the rod, such as these styles pictured below.
Below is a picture of a traditional 3 finger French pleat. You can see the luxurious fullness in it.
Some pleat styles lend themselves to less fullness. This 2 finger pleat has larger spaces and less fabric in the pleat.
Other examples of styles that can be less full are inverted pleats and grommet top panels. These styles can be figured with 2 times the rod width and still give a good look.
Inverted pleat panel
Grommet top panel
Keep in mind that the more fullness you have in the drape, the greater the stack back will need to be. If you have enough room beyond the window, then you can extend the rod out to allow for the stack back of the draperies to be on the wall without covering too much window. The ideal is for your curtain to come into the window by only a few inches.
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