Blind Measuring Guide

It is important to measure your windows correctly to work out how much fabric you need for blinds.  Use our measuring guide and watch our instructional video below to help you measure your window.  Once you have measured up, you can either use this to order made to measure blinds on our website or use the measurements to work out how much cut length fabric you will need using our blind calculation guide.  You can also let your blind maker know the measurements and they can work out how much you will need or if you are making them yourself and are unsure, feel free to contact our customer service team and they can also help work it out for you.  We always recommend checking with the person doing the work where possible as we all work differently and we wouldn't want to over or under quote you. 

How To Measure

When choosing to have roman blinds you must make the decision between the blind being in the recess or out of the recess.  This will effect how you take the measurements so the decision must be made before you measure. 

Roman blinds

Inside Recess

Ensure there are no obstructions that will interfere with the blind, eg. window handles or tiles.

Measure the width in three places; top, middle and bottom and take the narrowest width and deduct 5 - 10mm as the measurement.

Measure the drop in three places and take the longest measurement as the finished drop.

How to measure for a roman blind

Outside Recess

Measure the width and length that you require to cover the window opening. The blind should be approximately 10cms above the window and 10 to 20cm wider than the recess.

How to measure for a roman blind