Ready-Made Curtains Buying Guide

Ready-Made Curtains

As well as fulfilling an aesthetic purpose by complementing your décor and completing the look of your room, curtains perform the practical function of keeping the light out and halting upholstery fade, as well as keeping the warmth in.

  • Available in a choice of lengths and widths, ready mades are both a time and cost-effective alternative to our bespoke Made to Measure service.
  • All curtains shown here are 100% cotton, and are lined with 50% cotton, 50% polyester lining, unless otherwise stated.
  • Curtains in our ready-made range that feature pencil pleating, require simple gathering to achieve the required width.
  • Eyelet curtains have 5.5cm brushed silver eyelets.
  • The composition of ready-made fabric differs from the equivalent fabric as sold by the metre
  • All curtains are pattern matched (within a pair)
  • For best appearance, we recommend that you press all Ready Made Curtains prior to hanging
  • Dry clean only
  • Laura Ashley offer a wide selection of poles, finials and accessories to complete your window treatment


  • Always use a metal tape measure for a more accurate result
  • Measure the pole, rather than the window, to ascertain the width needed
  • As a general rule, the pole should extend 15cm on either side to allow for the curtains to be pulled back.
  • For length, measure from the bottom of the curtain ring so that the pole will be visible above the curtains


Width measurements include both curtains when offered as a pair

Curtain Style

Curtain Width

Fits Window/Pole Length

Pencil Pleat

W117cm (46”)

105cm – 147cm (41” – 58”)

Pencil Pleat

W162cm (64”)

152cm – 213cm (60” – 80”)

Pencil Pleat

W223cm (88”)

198cm – 274cm (78” – 108”)


W162cm (64”)

165cm – 254cm (65” – 100”)