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GH’s life­style ex­pert an­swers your ques­tions and shares her se­crets for cre­at­ing spa­ces you’ll love

Good Housekeeping (South Africa) - - YOUR HOME - + GOT A QUES­TION? E-MAIL VICKI@ASSOCMEDIA.CO.ZA.

‘I’ve seen some lovely off-the-peg cur­tain choices in shops. How do I know how many drops to buy for a big win­dow I have?’

A stan­dard win­dow or slid­ing-door size (ap­prox­i­mately 1,5m wide) would need two drops, but a rule of thumb for big­ger door or win­dow spa­ces is to mea­sure the width you’re work­ing with and add 2cm to 8cm of fabric for each side.

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