How do I measure for curtains or blinds?

We've created a handful of easy-to-follow measuring guides that we hope you will find useful. Our curtain measuring guide covers both made to measure and ready-made curtains.

How to measure for curtains

How to measure for blinds

Should I fit a blind inside or outside the window recess?

Within our blind measuring guide, we provide some tips that should help when it comes to choosing whether your blind is to be fitted inside or outside of the recess. The brackets supplied as standard are suitable for both types of installation.

What are your make up and lining standards?

Our made to measure curtains and roman blinds are carefully made in the UK in Lancashire. They are hand finished to your exact size and specification. We have a choice of standard or blackout lining, with or without interlinings. There are a choice of 5 headings for made to measure curtains and if you need anything extra special, or just clarification, please contact our talented customer services team at

Will the sofa/headboard fit through my door?

Before you order any of our larger items, we would always recommend checking first that the item can fit through hallways, doorways, stairs and into your room of choice. We’ve put together a few tips in our how to check my item will fit guide. Alternatively, contact our customer care team with any questions you have

What is your guarantee on furniture?

Our made to order furniture comes with a 15 year guarantee. This guarantee begins when you receive your item, and covers the frame. Please visit our terms and conditions for additional information on this guarantee.

How much wallpaper do I need to order?

As our wallpaper is printed to order, we always recommend ordering the total number of rolls you need in one go. This way, we can avoid variation between batches as all rolls will be printed as part of the same batch. To work out how many rolls of wallpaper you need for your decorating project, use our wallpaper calculator tool. You’ll find a link to our wallpaper calculator on each wallpaper product page. It’s important that you use the calculator on the product page of the wallpaper you have in mind, as different wallpapers may require different quantities to fill the same area. If you would like help with calculating how many rolls you’ll need, please contact our customer care team by calling 0330 055 2996.

How do I hang my wallpaper?

If you haven’t hung wallpaper before, we’d recommend doing a little research first to ensure you achieve a perfect finish. We’ve created a guide to hanging wallpaper which contains our advice, but please get in touch if you have any questions as our customer care team would love to help.

When do I need to use a lining paper?

Lining paper is recommended when a little help is needed to create an even surface ready to hang your wallpaper. This would usually be when the wall in question has imperfections or blemishes, with the lining paper acting as a smooth surface and allowing your new wallpaper to hang perfectly.

What is your wallpaper made from?

Responsibly sourced from sustainably managed forests, our wallpaper is PVC-free and made from breathable non-woven paper. Created using latex printing, our wallpaper is Greenguard certified. This certification means that our wallpaper is scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous third-party chemical emission standards.

Can your wallpaper be used in a bathroom?

The Pure Edit wallpaper can be used in bathrooms and is breathable. We wouldn't however recommend using in areas prone to extreme condensation or damp.

When should I book my decorators?

We’d always suggest holding off booking decorators or any other trades until your items have arrived.

What is a pattern match?

A pattern match explains how the pattern matches to the next piece of fabric or wallpaper. This is usually ‘free’, ‘straight’, ‘half-drop’ or ‘offset’. Please call customer care on 0330 055 2996 if you would like help with this.

What is a pattern repeat?

A pattern repeat is the measurement between the two points in a fabric where the same pattern is repeated.

How many meters of fabric do I need?

Our guides to measuring for curtains and measuring for blinds can help you to work our how much fabric you will need for curtain and blind projects. If you need further help with this, or would like advice on fabric requirements for any other interior project, please contact our customer care team by emailing

Is my fabric suitable for upholstery?

Most of the fabrics within our range are suitable for upholstery, however some are only suitable for use as drapery. Please look within the product details section of the individual fabric to view its usability and individual performance.

Fabric used for upholstery needs to meet the appropriate fire regulations and will need to be used with a fire-retardant barrier cloth or a flame-retardant treatment. It is the customer’s responsibility to follow the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) regulations.

If you have any questions about this, or would like further advice, please contact our customer care team on

We are able to treat your fabric with a flame retardant, with this service available for an extra charge. Please note this service may take up to 14 days.

Can I purchase less than a metre of fabric?

Yes, you can order 50cm or more of fabric, with the order value going up in 10cm increments.

Are your fabrics fire and water resistant?

Our fabrics are not fire resistant as standard but they can be treated for an additional cost. Please contact us on 0330 055 2996 or email for more information.

Can you recommend complementary colours?

Across The Pure Edit site you’ll find recommendations and suggestions of colours, designs and styles that we believe work well together. From colour-curated ranges to carefully put together mood boards, we’re confident you’ll find inspiration across the site of how to use our products in your home.

Do the paints come in different finishes?

Yes, our paint is available in matt emulsion (for walls) and low sheen eggshell (for wood and metal).

Is your paint suitable for wood?

Yes, our low sheen eggshell paint can be used on woodwork and produces a soft sheen finish with added durability.

Is your paint suitable for bathrooms?

Yes, our paint is suitable for bathrooms. Our matt emulsion can be used if your bathroom is well ventilated, with the tougher qualities of our eggshell making it more suitable for more extreme conditions. You can find more information in our help with painting guide.

Do I need a primer/undercoat?

If the surface you are painting is in good condition and properly prepared, you usually won’t need a primer or undercoat. However, if the surface is bare or unsound, you should carry out good preparation and apply the appropriate primer. We’ve put together some of our hints and tips in our help with painting guide.

What is the average coverage of paint?

A single coat of matt emulsion or eggshell paint should cover around 10-12 square metres per litre. However, please be aware that there are a number of factors that affect paint coverage, namely the way in which the paint is applied and the porosity of the surface that is being painted.

How long between coats?

We’d always recommend leaving a minimum of 4 hours between coats. If you need any help with your painting project, take a look at our help with painting guide.

How many coats do I need to do?

In most cases, two coats would be needed. However, if you are painting a particularly porous surface or the colour change is dramatic, you may need to apply additional coats. Please see our guide on help with painting.

Can I change the lift control side on my blinds?

Yes, you can change which side your control is on for all our blinds.

Are your blinds suitable for bathrooms?

Roman blinds can certainly be used in bathrooms.

What are the benefits of using interlining?

We offer the option of interlining for our made to measure curtains and roman blinds. Interlining is an additional layer of fabric sewn between the curtain fabric and the curtain lining. Interlining offers thermal insulation, noise reduction, reduces sunlight and improves the look and feel of your curtains.

Do your curtains come as a pair or as a single curtain?

All our ready-made curtains are only available as a pair. If ordering made to measure curtains, you have the option of single or a pair.

Will my curtains or blinds have joins?

If your made to measure curtains or blinds are wider than the width of fabric, we will join the widths of fabric together with vertical seams. If your fabric has a pattern, it will be matched across the seams.

What size ready-made curtains do I need?

Our ready-made curtains are sold as pairs and the size that is detailed is the size of each curtain. We recommend that your curtains should be at least one and half the width of your pole or track. For a fuller look, you may want the curtains to be double the width of your track or pole.

Please click into the 'product details' section of the ready-made curtains you have in mind to see our sizing recommendations.

What is the difference between standard lining and blackout lining?

Standard lining provides extra protection to your curtains from direct sunlight and reduces fading. The appearances of your curtain will be enhanced too, with structure and shape being added. While offering the same benefits as our standard lining, our blackout lining also helps to stop light filtering through, making it ideal for use in bedroom curtains.

Are your unlined curtains sold in pairs?

Our ready-made unlined curtains are sold in pairs. We are able to offer made to measure unlined curtains in a handful of our fabrics and these can be supplied as a pair or as a single curtain, depending on your preference. Please contact our customer care team on 0330 055 2996 if you are interested in made to measure unlined curtains.

Can I get a pelmet for my blind?

If you are looking for a pelmet to match a roman blind, please contact our customer care team on 0330 055 2996.

Is your paint safe for children's rooms?

Our paint is formulated with safe ingredients to comply with the toy safety regulation BS EN71-3:2019. They are child and pet friendly and safe for use throughout the whole home including children’s toys and rooms.

What is the best way to store paint?

Paint should be kept in a dry, frost-free environment and out of direct sunlight. Make sure the lid is securely closed to prevent air spoiling the paint. Paint should be stored away from food and drink and out of reach from children.

Should I go for polyester or feather filled cushions?

Feather pads contain ethically sourced and recycled feathers. Feather pads offer durability, support and natural plumpness which moulds to you when you lean on them. Recycled polyester pads offer a full look bouncing back and holding their shape without the need to plump it all the time. Made from recycled polyester, these cushion fillings are vegan friendly.

Do your duvet covers come with pillowcases?

All our bedding sets (available in double, king and super king), contain two pillowcases. Pillowcase pairs can also be purchased separately.

Do I need to wash my bedding before using it?

We recommend washing your bedding before using it by following the care instructions on the label. Natural cotton and linen will shrink ever so slightly when you first wash it. We have designed our bedding to be slightly oversized to allow for shrinkage. Please remember we will not be able to accept returns if any items have been washed or used, so make sure that you are happy with the bedding before you wash it.

Do you sell bed sheets?

No, we don’t currently sell bed sheets but we’d love to hear from you if you think this is something we should sell!

What size is your bedding?

Our bedding is available in three sizes, all of which are standard UK sizes. These are double (200cm x 200cm), king (230cm x 220cm) and super king (260cm x 220cm).

How do I care for my bedding?

Please follow the care details on the individual bedding pages for information on looking after your bedding.

What is Cocolok and why do you use it?

Comprised of coconut fibres and natural latex, Cocolok is a breathable and comfortable material that serves as a useful non-toxic alternative to foam.

What is Quallofil Blue and why do you use it?

Quallofil Blue is a filling made from recycled ocean-bound plastic from Plastic Bank, a leading solution to prevent our oceans from being filled with plastic, whilst also helping those in poverty. Filling fibres have been designed to give a firm, controlled support while maintaining its original appearance over time.

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