How to order custom curtains (step by step)

Ordering custom made curtains can be an intimidating experience, don’t be afraid, we are here to help! 

A good way to start is by finding your inspiration photos. Head over to our ‘Photo Gallery’. Have a look at the different styles and get inspired. Think about what will complement your space in combination with your furniture, wall colors etc. 

Once you’ve got a sense of the look you want, we are now ready to guide you through the process in 4 easy steps!

Choose your Heading Style

Here you can visually go through selecting a heading style that fits your needs, as well as our recommendations for the best hardware choice and the fullness to go with the heading style of your choice.

You can find more information on heading styles in the complete heading style guide 

Ripplefold, Stark - TaupeRipplefold, Stark - Taupe

Inverted box pleat, Nest - Cotton WhiteInverted box pleat, Nest - Cotton White

French Pleat - Double, Spa - White, Belgian Linen Tailored Pleat - Double, Spa - White

French Pleat - Double, Spa - White, Belgian Linen Tailored Pleat - Triple, Grace - Soft White, Front (left), Back (right)

French Pleat - Double, Spa - White, Belgian Linen French Pleat - Double, Lush - Soft Sand (left), Luster - White (right)

French Pleat - Double, Spa - White, Belgian Linen French Pleat - Triple, Flow - White

French Pleat - Double, Spa - White, Belgian Linen Grommet, Flow White (left), Valencia - Subtle Gray (right)

French Pleat - Double, Spa - White, Belgian Linen Rod Pocket - Tape, Flow - White, Front (left), Back (right)

French Pleat - Double, Spa - White, Belgian Linen Rod Pocket - Fold Over, Breeze - White, 2x fullness (left), 1.5x fullness (right)


Take the measurement

Before you start taking the measurement, here are a few things to consider. 

  • How many panels would you like to cover the window? 
  • Do you like the curtains to be wall mounted or ceiling mounted? 
  • Do you like the curtains puddle or kiss the floor? 
  • Do you want to extend the rod so the curtains won’t be covering the window when fully open? 

    Our detailed measuring guide will direct you through the different styles and options to make sure that you measure for that perfect, custom fit! 


    Pick your fabric

    Think about colors, materials and how much light you’d like to let through, etc.

    • Do you need the curtains to provide privacy or blackout?
    • Would you like the curtains to be the focal point or understated? 

    We offer ‘Free Swatches’ so you can see our fabrics in your own home and decide which materials and colors will work the best for  your space! For a quick overview on our fabric information, simply scroll down to the More Fabric Information table.

    For 100% blackout curtains, you can either choose our 100% blackout fabric collection - Solid or Stark, or you can add 100% blackout lining to any of our fabric in the ordering page. 


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    The final step! Putting in your order. 

    You will get instant pricing by simply putting in your measurements, the chosen fabric, color, heading, lining and number of panels. Keep in mind that Grommet and Rod Pocket - Tape or Fold Over are the only styles that don’t have fullness built in, so for these two heading styles, you will need to multiply your coverage/rod width1.5-2.5 to create the fullness you desire.

    Visit our FAQs page for the current lead time:

     A custom order example 
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    Additional information on custom curtains

    See which hardware will work best for you and the ones that we sell:

    Frequently asked questions:

    Stackback calculator:

    How to determine fullness:

    If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at support@loftcurtains or call/text at 323-552-9980 7 days a week between 9 AM to 6 PM Pacific Time.


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