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How to measure blinds

The most important step when shopping for blinds is getting accurate measurements so they look as beautiful and balanced on your windows as you had envisioned. Measuring blinds can vary depending on the nature of your windows and how you wish to hang your blinds within the window frame, so here are some step-by-step instructions for how to measure roller blinds and Venetian blinds to ensure you get the perfect fit every time.

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Tools you'll need

  • Pencil
  • Good-quality tape measure
  • Step-ladder
 

Handy tips

  • Measure the width first, then the drop/height (in millimeters). 
  • Measure all windows even if they appear to be the same size.
 

Roller blinds

Inside fitting window (inside of the window frame)

The measurement of an inside or recess fitting needs to be carried out carefully as only an accurate measurement will result in a perfect finish. 

  1. Measure inside the window frame in terms of width (A) x drop (B).
  2. ​To ensure an accurate measurement, the width should be measured at three different points (refer to image below).
  3. Use the narrowest width measurement for your order.
  4. Measure the drop from the top of the inside of the frame to the bottom of the inside of the frame. 
  5. A depth measurement of 60mm will ensure you have sufficient depth to install the blind inside the frame, otherwise the blind will protrude outside of the window sill.

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Outside fitting window (outside of the window frame)

Ensure that you look carefully around where you will be fitting your blind to make sure nothing will be obstructing your window face. 
  1. Measure at the width (A) from either end of the outside of both architraves. Make sure you measure at the top of the architraves where the brackets will be fitted. 
  2. Measure the drop (B) from the very top of the architrave to the very bottom of the architrave.
  3. Measure the drop of your window opening and then add at least 100mm to allow for the blind to be mounted above the opening.

If you don't have any architraves, measure the width of your window opening and then add at least 100mm to allow for the blind to sit wider than the opening. 

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Corner window

If you are measuring for a corner window where the blind needs to be installed to 'meet' each other for maximum privacy, you'll need to measure one blind as a 'through blind' and one blind as a 'butt blind'. 
  1. The 'butt blind' is the blind that will be 'butted' up against the 'through blind'. To measure your 'through blind', measure the window as per the previous 'outside fitting window' instructions provided.
  2. To measure your 'butt blind', measure the window as per the previous 'outside fitting window' instructions, and then deduct 65mm from the measurement. 

* Please note that we will not make deductions for your butt blind to allow for your through blind on corner windows. These must be made by you. 

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Remember

You will always get a light gap between corner window blinds. We suggest you decide which is your 'butt blind' by positioning the gap which is either less obvious or the side which will get less heat from the sun. We do not recommend this for bedrooms or for spaces for people who are sensitive to light. 

Venetian blinds

Inside fitting window (inside of the window frame)

The measurement of an inside or recess fit needs to be carried out carefully as only an accurate measurement will result in a perfect finish.

  1. Measure inside the window frame in terms of width (A) x drop (B).
  2. To ensure an accurate measurement, the width should be measured at three different points (refer to image below).
  3. The narrowest width measurement should be used for your order.
  4. Measure the drop from the top of the inside of the frame to the bottom of the inside of the frame. 
  5. A depth measurement of 30mm will ensure you have sufficient depth to install the blind inside the frame, otherwise the blind will protrude outside of the sill.

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Outside fitting window (outside of the window frame)

Ensure that you look carefully around where you will be fitting your blind to make sure nothing will be obstructing your window face. 
If your window has architraves:

  1. Measure at the width (A) from either end of the outside of both architraves. Make sure you measure at the top of the architraves where the brackets will be fitted. 
  2. Measure the drop (B) from the very top of the architrave to the very bottom of the architrave. 

If you don't have any architraves: 

  1. Measure the width of your window opening and then add at least 20mm to allow for the blind to sit wider than the opening.
  2. Measure the drop of your window opening and then add at least 30mm to allow for the blind to be mounted above the opening. 

Note: If you have measured to the floor, deduct 10mm from your floor measurement so that the bottom rail can still be turned when you are closing the blind.

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Corner window

If you are measuring for a corner window where the blind needs to be installed to 'meet' each other for maximum privacy, you'll need to measure one blind as a 'through blind' and one blind as a 'butt blind'.
  1. The 'butt blind' is the blind that will be 'butted' up against the 'through blind'. To measure your 'through blind', measure the window as per the previous  'outside fitting window' instructions provided. 
  2. To measure your 'butt blind', measure as per the previous 'outside fitting window' instructions and then deduct 80mm from the measurement if it is a faux wood Venetian blind; or 40mm from the measurement if it is an aluminium Venetian blind. 

*Please note that we will not make deductions for your butt blind to allow for your through blind on corner windows. These must be made by you.

Remember

You will always get a small gap between corner window blinds. We suggest you decide which is your 'butt blind' by positioning the gap which is either less obvious or the side which will get less heat from the sun. ​We do not recommend this for bedrooms or for spaces for people who are sensitive to light. 

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