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Measuring for blinds without a recess or outside a recess is a simple process. Find the width of your window frame or recess and add an extra 120mm to the overall measurement, so that there’s 60mm overlap on either side. This will ensure your entire window is covered by the blind.
The next step is measuring the drop of the blind, taking into consideration how far down you want the blind to go when fully extended. As with a recess fit, simply measure from the top of the fitting to where the blind will drop to, taking into consideration any objects such as radiators that may obstruct your window dressing.
Please note, whether you order Recess or Exact the cloth width will always be 35-40mm narrower than the overall size. Further to this if you are side fixing it is important to always state this as an exact measurement.
When measuring for roller blinds, please take the width measurement from the top of the window to ensure best fit.
When you’re measuring your blinds you will also need to consider things like the type of windows you have and the different blinds you may want to fit. We can help you adjust your measuring technique for the perfect fit.
If you have bay windows, for example, they may require a more specific fitting. There are different designs of bay window, such as a square bay, open, splay bay or angled bay, so you will need to be very specific with the size of the blinds you’re measuring for.
You will also need to take into account whether your window is suited to a blind, and think about any potential obstructions that may add to the width of your blind brackets. This includes air vents, window handles, locks or anything else that sticks out from the window.
The following table is a guide to the amount we will deduct if you select ‘recess’ measurement.
|Blind Type||Width (mm)||Drop (mm)|
|Day Night Blinds||5||0|
For more help with measuring for blinds, or getting a perfect fit, take a look at our simple step-by-step demonstration videos on the best way to approach each individual type of blind.
Measuring blinds to fit the windows in your home doesn’t have to be a difficult task. With these simple instructions, hints and tips you will have the perfect fit for your blind. Once you know how it's done, it’s on to ordering a blind that perfectly fits your window and interior. For the option to choose a tailor-made blind in a range of stylish designs, browse our full collection for the perfect finishing touch to your home.