How to decide on the curtain fullness


Curtain fullness refers to how many ripples or folds are present when the curtain is closed.

When it comes to the curtain fullness, there are two main aspects you need to take into account, the look and the stack width

The look is the first and foremost factor. We have prepared the following photos to show how curtains fullness can affect the look. 

 

Ripple fold

120% fullness

Custom Ripple fold curtains by Loft curtains 120% fullness

100% fullness

Ripple Fold custom drapes by Loft curtains 100% fullness

80% fullness

Loft Curtains Ripple Fold heading 80% fullness sheer

60% fullness

Loft Curtains Ripple fold custom curtains 60% fullness

 

From left to right, 120% to 60% fullness

ripple fold fullness comparison photos 

Grommet / Rod pocket 

1.5 times of fabric ( Minimum fullness )

1.5 times fabric grommet silver heading by loft curtains

2 times of fabric (Standard, recommended)

double fullness grommet style custom drapery
 

2.5 times of fabric (recommended by interior designers)

grommet custom drapery by loft curtains in white
 

 

Stack width (from the least to the most)

For the stack width, we have created a calculator. The calculation is meant for estimation only, curtain fabric and hardware will affect the stack width as well. 

If thermal blocking or light blocking is a concern, we recommend adding more fullness to the general rule and create a more rippled finish.

 

 

 





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