Measure your window for window blinds correctly?

These measuring instructions apply for all types of window coverings.

Learn how to measure your window for window blinds.  Measuring for your window couldn’t be easier, just follow these simple instructions.  Then all you need to do is choose your blind and put your measurements in the boxes provided…simple!!  

If you are unsure or need any help, please feel free to contact us.

Before you start

  • For accurate measurements always use a metal tape measure.
  • Take the measurements in millimetres if possible.
  • Choose whether you want you’re blind to fit inside the recess of your window or hang outside the recess overlapping the window.  If you need help deciding which option is the best, visit the choosing your made to measure blinds page for more advice.
  • Always specify the width first, followed by the drop

PLEASE NOTE – On Roller Blinds the fabric will be 35mm (3.5cm) narrower than the overall width of the exact blind size.  This is because the overall width of the blind includes the end sets and the brackets.

Inside Recess

How To Measure – RECESS BLIND SIZE

This is for blinds to hang inside the window recess

  • Measure the width of the window recess in the three places as shown.
  • Measure the drop by taking the measurement from the top of the recess to the windowsill in three places as shown.
  • Use the smallest measurement.
  • We will make all the adjustments to ensure your blind fits perfectly.

PLEASE NOTE – On Roller Blinds the fabric will be 35mm (3.5cm) narrower than the overall width of the exact blind size. This is because the overall width of the blind includes the end sets and the brackets.

How To Measure – EXACT BLIND SIZE

Choose this option when fitting your blind to the outside of the window recess or if you want the blind making to the exact sizes without any deductions being made.  Please note this will include the mechanism and brackets.

 

  • Measure the exact area you would like the blind to cover as shown.
  • To minimise light leakage we recommend the blind overlaps by at least 50mm (5cm) each side.

PLEASE NOTE – On Roller Blinds the fabric will be 35mm (3.5cm) narrower than the overall width of the exact blind size. This is because the overall width of the blind includes the end sets and the brackets.

Watch this short video for more help on measuring