Measuring for Blinds

Please find below a guide on how to measure for blinds. Alternatively, why not use our free Made to Measure Consultancy Service.

Recess or External

Blinds may be fitted inside or outside a window recess. It is necessary to fit the blind outside of the recess if;

  • The recess if less than 7.5cm deep
  • The window opens inwards
  • The window is not straight (width or height varies by ore than 2cm)

Measuring to fit inside recess

  • Measure the width (wall to wall) and the drop in at least three positions taking into account anything that would stop your blind rolling down.
  • Make a note of the smallest width and drop measurements – these are your recess measurements

inside recess measuring graphic

Measuring to fit outside a recess

Measure for the width and drop – we recommend that you allow the blind to extend approximately 10cm either side and 10cm above and below the window recess.

measuring guide outside recess

Measuring Tips

  • Always use a metal measuring tape and measure in millimeters.
  • Double check your measurements.

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