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From Habitat magazine - issue 14

Here’s how to plan and install your Resene Curtain Collection curtains.


Measure the width of your curtain track – write this measurement into the ‘track width’ section on the order form available at your curtain retailer. If you are measuring for a new track, we recommend that you add 20cm to both sides of the window measurement to allow for the curtains to be stacked back – leaving the window clear, when curtains are opened. To measure for the curtain drop, measure from the top of the track to the point where the curtains will end. Write this measurement into the ‘curtain length’ section on the order form.


Once you have your curtains, on the curtain tape, draw in the three cords on the side of the curtain by about 10cm. Tie the cords together, into a knot. Then draw in the cords from the other side, to gather the curtain to the desired width, spacing the pleats evenly as you go. Tie the three cords on this side. Insert plastic hooks into the top woven pocket on the tape approximately every four pleats. The hook is inserted upside down and turned over. Attach the hook to the track, by slipping the hook into the track glide. If the height needs adjusting, change the placement of the hook in the tape pockets. See also how to install curtains.

The Resene Curtain Collection is available through Resene ColorShops and various stockists throughout New Zealand. The range was developed in partnership with Mollers Homewares.

Measuring curtains
Resene curtain collection
Resene Labyrinth from the Resene Curtain Collection.
Installing curtains 1
Installing curtains 2
Installing curtains 3

thanks to: Bianca Gardiner, Mollers Homewares
pictures: Mark Heaslip

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