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


Order fabric samples

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

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


Choose curtain rail and hooks

The second step is about the style you are after. The different styles are depending on the combination of rail and curtain hooks. Start off by choosing single layer or double layer curtains for that perfect hotel-style. 


Single layer curtains 


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

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


Choose between prong-hooks for beautiful pleats or pleat tape hooks for trendy hotel-waves. 

For the u-rail: Choose prong eye hooks with high profile or pleat tape hooks.  

For the Alex-rail: Choose prong glider hooks with low profile for the curtain to cover the rail, prong eye hooks with high profile or pleat tape hooks. 


Double layer curtains


Double hotel rail
For double layer hotel curtains, use the hotel rail with two tracks. Mount it directly to the ceiling with screws. No extra brackets needed! The rail is available in a maximum length of 260 cm. It’s 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 u-rails and joint together several lengths. Available in standard sizes or made-to-measure. The u-rail can also be wall mounted if ceiling mounting is not an option.


Choose between prong eye hooks with high profile for beautiful smaller pleats, or pleat tape hooks for trendy hotel waves. 


The width of the curtain

Always enter the total width of the fabric without folds when placing your order. A good basic rule is that 2 meters of fabric covers approximately 1 meters of the window when you hang the curtain with folds or waves. 


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 spots in case the floor or ceiling are slightly uneven. If your measurements varies- use the shortest measurement! To allow the curtain to hang freely over the floor and also depending on what hooks and rail you use, you should deduct a few cm on your total height measurement. See below our recomended deductions. 


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


HOTEL RAIL (Double curtain rail)
Pleat tape hook or eye hook with high profile – deduct 3 cm

Pleat tape hook or eye hook with high profile – deduct 3 cm

Glider hook with low profile – deduct 3 cm
Eye hook with high profile or pleat tape hook – deduct 4,5 cm


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. For this you do not need any hooks.

If you wish your curtain to hang with more distinct folds you can use french folds. For this you will need a glider hook for a rail or an eye hook for a rod.

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

If you like 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

French folds

Pennveck med rynkbandskrok

Pencil folds with pleat tape hooks

Wave folds with pleat tape hooks

The perfect hotel curtain

To achieve perfect folds on your wave-curtain, you can use gliders on string. This helps the gliders to be positioned on an even distance from eachother so each wave are the same size. 

If you like double layer curtains, for example a blackout curtain combined with a transparent curtain, we recomend that you use the hotel rail or two rails in parallell. If you do not wish to attach the rails in the ceiling, you can use a wallbracket and attach the rails on this. 

Glid på lina

How to use curtain hooks

Gardin med hällor

Gardin med pennveck

Gardin med motveck


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