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How To Measure Windows For Roman Blinds

Advice on how to purchase the correct size Roman blinds.

A Roman Blind hangs flat at the window in the lowered position. It is raised by means of draw strings controlled by cord-pull or chain sidewinder attached to thin bars inserted into the blind and this forms straight stepped folds upon rising. The fold depths are in proportion to the overall drop required and generally the minimum stack drop is approximately 12”.

Sidewinder controls are available in chrome metal, gold metal or white plastic.

Blind Measurements

Blinds may be fitted either inside or outside the window recess. When deciding whether to fit the blind inside or outside the recess, consider the following points :

It will be necessary to fit the blind outside the recess if :

  • The recess is less than 7.5cm deep
  • The window opens inwards
  • The window is not straight (width or height varies by more than 2mc)
How to measure inside a recess

Measuring for a blind to fit inside a window recess :

  • Always use a metal tape and measure in millimeters
  • Measure the width (wall to wall) and drop in at least three positions taking account of any protrusions such as tiles, dado rails etc.
  • Make a note of the smallest width and drop measurement and quote these as the Recess Size. We will make the necessary adjustments for fittings.
  • All blinds are supplied on a track cut to the exact width complete with fittings and are ready to hang from simple press on brackets
How to measure outside a recess

Measuring for a blind to fit outside a window recess

  • Always use a metal tape and measure in millimeters
  • Measure for the width and drop. We would recommend that you allow the blind to extend approximately 10cm either side of the window and 10cm above and below the window.
  • Make a note of the required width and drop measurement and quote these as the Blind Size
  • All blinds are supplied on a track cut to the exact width complete with fittings and are ready to hang from simple press on brackets