GUIDE

Curtains

A complete guide to help you choose the perfect curtains for your home. Learn about measurements, different curtain hooks, rails and much more.   

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STEP 1

Order fabric samples

To be sure about the colour and material before you place your curtain order, we always recommend that you order a free fabric sample first. This is especially important when you order curtains made-to-measure since these products can not be returned or exchanged. We want you to be completely satisfied with your new curtains, which is why we offer these samples free of charge.

Read more in our guide “How to choose the right curtain” here

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STEG 2

Choose curtain rail and hooks

Step two is to decide what style you are after. What do you want it to look like? It is the combination of rail and curtain hooks that create the result. Start by deciding whether you want curtains on a single rail or whether you want double-layer rails for that perfect hotel feeling. 

 

Single layer curtains 

RAIL

U-rail
For single layer curtains, the U-rail or the Alex-rail are great options. The U-rail is neat and inconspicuous, easy to mount in the ceiling as well as on the wall. Most suitable for light-weight curtains. Read more about the u-rail

Alex-rail
The Alex rail works well with heavier curtains for home use. It has a higher profile compared to the U-rail, but can be combined with hooks that help cover the rail with the top of the curtain. Read more about the Alex-rail 

CURTAIN HOOKS

Choose between deep pleat hooks for beautiful pleats or wave/rufflette hooks for trendy hotel waves. 

For the U-rail: Choose deep pleat hooks with a long neck or wave/rufflette hooks.  

For the Alex-rail: Choose deep pleat hooks with a short neck (enabling the curtain to cover the rail), deep pleat hooks with a long neck, or wave/rufflette hooks.

 

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Double layer curtains

RAIL

Double curtain hotel rail
For double-layer hotel curtains, use our hotel rail with two tracks. Mount it directly to the ceiling with screws. No extra brackets are needed! The hotel rail is available in a maximum length of 260 cm. It is possible to mount several rails next to each other if you want the rail to be longer, but since there is no joint for this rail, a better option is to choose separate U-rails in two layers.  

U-rail in double layers 
For widths over 260 cm, you can choose our U-rail and join several lengths together. Available in standard sizes or made-to-measure. The U-rail can also be wall mounted if ceiling mounting is not an option.

CURTAIN HOOKS

Choose between deep pleat hooks with a long neck for beautiful smaller pleats, or wave/rufflette hooks for trendy hotel waves. 

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STEP 3

The width of the curtain

Make sure to always enter the total width of the fabric without folds when placing your order. A good basic rule of thumb is that 2 meters of fabric cover approximately 1 meter of the window when you hang the curtain with folds or waves.

STEP 4

Calculate the height

When you want curtains from ceiling to floor

Always consider the height of an already hemmed curtain when placing your order. Measure the height from floor to ceiling from a few different areas of the wall in case the floor or ceiling is slightly uneven. If your measurements vary- use the shortest one! This will allow the curtain to hang freely, not touching the floor. Depending on what hooks and rail you use, you should deduct a few cm on your total height measurement. See our recommended deductions below. 

HEM THE CURTAIN YOURSELF

If you prefer to order a standard curtain, you can always hem the curtain yourself using hemming tape or stitches. Please note that our standard size curtains come without a hem. Read more.

DEDUCTIONS ON HEIGHT MEASUREMENTS

HOTEL RAIL (Double curtain rail)
Wave/rufflette hook or deep pleat hook with long neck – deduct 3 cm

U-RAIL
Wave/rufflette hook or deep pleat hook with long neck – deduct 3 cm

ALEX-RAIL
Deep pleat hook with short neck – deduct 3 cm
Deep pleat hook with long neck or wave/rufflette hook – deduct 4,5 cm

STEP 5

How to hang the curtain

All curtains feature Hasta’s multi-purpose curtain tape, which means you can hang the curtain in 4 different ways.

The quick and easy way is to use the loops directly on the curtain rod. You do not need any hooks for this.

If you wish your curtain to hang with more distinct folds you can use inverted pleats. For this, you will need deep pleat hooks. 

Pencil folds are smaller folds that give the curtain a more romantic look.

If you prefer the hotel look, you can hang the curtain in wave folds. These folds require a bit more space and fabric, but is a trendy and modern way to hang your curtains!

Directly on the rod

three-finger pleats using four-prong hooks

Inverted pleats

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Pencil folds with wave/rufflette hooks.

Wave folds with wave/rufflette hooks

The perfect hotel curtain

To achieve perfect folds on your wave curtain, you can use gliders on a string, which allows the gliders to be positioned proportionately to each other, with each wave the same size. 

If you prefer double-layer curtains, for example, a blackout curtain combined with a transparent curtain, we recommend that you use the hotel rail or two rails in parallel. If you do not wish to attach the rails to the ceiling, you can use a wall bracket and attach the rails on this. 

 

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How to use curtain hooks

CURTAIN DIRECTLY ON THE ROD

CURTAIN WITH PENCIL PLEATS

CURTAIN WITH INVERTED PLEATS

WAVE CURTAIN

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