Side panels offered in our shop can be used as functional drapery or as stationary panels adorning your window. If you prefer functional drapery (meaning when the panels are closed, they cover the entire window and window casing) make sure you read the information below to be sure these will fit correctly in your space.
The width of each panel is the measurement taken across the header (top of the panel), from end to end. One width panels measure ~22" wide. Two width panels measure ~41" wide. When fully open and compressed to the end of the rod, the stack back measurement of one width panels is ~8" and two width panels is ~13".
For functional drapery, one width panels will sufficiently cover a window ~34" wide or smaller (measurement includes window casing). Two width panels will sufficiently cover a window ~72" wide or smaller (measurement includes window casing). This number may vary depending on what type of drapery rod you are intending to use. We recommend the drapery rod extending at least 2-3" beyond the window casing to ensure panels will cover the window casing properly once hung.
Each panel has a standard ~3.5" overlap (leading edge of panel that overlaps in center of window to prevent light from seeping through) and a standard ~3.5" return (edge of panel that is typically hooked to or "returned" to the wall at the end of the rod).
If your window measurement is between ~34" and 40" wide, one width panels could still be considered functional. The leading edge does not have to overlap completely when closed which helps to extend the panel's window coverage. Instead of hooking the return edge to the wall, you can hook the return to a drapery ring to add an additional 3.5" of window coverage. The same goes for using two width panels on windows measuring between ~72" and 78" wide.
Drapery panels are available to order in six different hem lengths: 84", 90", 96", 105", 108", and 120".
We recommend drapery panels be hung at least 4-6" above the window casing. If the space from the top of the window casing to your ceiling is >10", you can hang the drapery panels even higher above the window casing. This helps give the appearance of a taller window.
For functional drapes, it's best for panels to just touch the floor or be no more than 1/2" above the floor. This allows for ease of opening and closing the drapes. You may prefer stationary drapes to "puddle" on the floor.