Here at Tensira, we believe curtains are an expression of your unique style. Our curtains are crafted from 100% cotton in vibrant colors and exquisite hand-dyed patterns, our curtains infuse your space with West African artistry and sustainable luxury.

Embarking on the journey of revamping your living space with new curtains? One of the essential steps in ensuring a perfect fit is mastering the art of measuring. Join us as we guide you through the process to measure curtains, ensuring that your curtains not only enhance the aesthetic appeal but also fit your windows flawlessly.

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Understanding the Basics of Curtain Measurements

Measuring for curtains may seem like a daunting task, but with the right guidance, it becomes a simple and enjoyable process. Start by determining the curtain length based on your preferences and the overall style you want to achieve. Whether you opt for floor-length curtains for an elegant touch or prefer a more casual look, understanding the desired length is crucial.

Measuring Curtain Width, Finding the Perfect Fit

Curtain width is another critical factor in achieving a polished look. Begin by measuring the width of your window, considering whether you want the curtains to cover just the window or extend beyond for a more luxurious appearance. Additionally, factor in the fullness you desire – some prefer a more gathered look, while others opt for a sleek, tailored finish.

For inside mount curtains, measure the window opening's width, adding 6-8 inches on each side. This additional allowance ensures your curtains stack neatly when open and frame the window beautifully when drawn. For outside mount curtains, measure the wall space where you plan to install the rod, again adding 6-8 inches on each side.

The Floor Length Curtains Dilemma

Choosing between curtains that graze the floor or those that puddle elegantly is a decision that can significantly impact the overall aesthetics of your space. Measure the distance from the curtain rod to the floor, keeping in mind the desired look. A slight graze or a dramatic sweep – the choice of curtain length is yours.

For floor length curtains, measure from the top of the curtain rod to the desired floor distance. Remember, most curtains shrink slightly after washing, so factor in an extra inch or two for good measure.


Window Width Matters – Ensuring Balanced Proportions

Understanding the width of your window is fundamental to achieving balanced proportions with your curtains. Measure the width accurately, considering whether you want the curtains to cover just the glass or extend beyond to create an illusion of larger windows. This small detail can make a significant difference in the visual appeal of your space.

Who is Tensira?

Since 2009, Tensira has been synonymous with upscale home linen and fashion accessories inspired by West African artistry. Founded by the dynamic duo, Hamidou Diallo and Tuulia Makinen Diallo, Tensira's fabrics are meticulously crafted from 100% cotton, spun, woven, and dyed in their workshops in the Republic of Guinea. Tensira is a harmonious blend of Guinean heritage and Scandinavian design.

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Ready to Transform Your Space?

Now that you've gained insights into the art of measuring for curtains, it's time to explore Tensira's versatile selection. Our curtains seamlessly blend style and functionality, reflecting the essence of Tensira.

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February 22, 2024 — Tuulia Diallo