What You Need
- Metal measuring tape (preferred)
- Pen & paper or notes in your phone
Decide Where Your Blind Will Hang
First of all you need to identify if your window has a recess.
Now decide whether you will hang your blind inside or outside of the recess (exact fit). You should check for obstructions inside the recess that could stop your blind from being fully extended, such as handles or fixtures.
Use a Metal Measuring Tape to Measure for Blinds
We recommend using a metal tape measure as this will give the most accurate results.
Measuring for Blinds Inside the Window Recess
If you want your blinds to hang inside the window recess, you must measure from wall to wall.
Measure in three places for both width and height. So, measure the width from left to right along the top, in the middle, and along the bottom of the window. Then, measure from top to bottom on the left, in the middle and on the right. You must use the shortest measurements to allow the blind to fit properly.
This is for blinds to hang outside the window recess, also known as the window facia.
If you want your blinds to hang outside of the window facia, you must measure the exact area that you want the blinds to cover.
If you are measuring for roller blinds, we recommend you add 35mm (3.5cm) to the width to accommodate the brackets. For all other blind types please add 100mm (10cm).
You should start your length measurement at the top of the facia and go down as far as you want the blind to hang when fully extended. This process will ensure the blind completely covers the entire facia.
Check Your Measurements Twice
By taking your window measurements a second time you can ensure you have it exactly right. At Unbeatable Blinds we make all your blinds to measure, so it’s important we have the correct measurements.
How to Measure for Roller Blinds
I measured at the three points shown and my three sizes were 1470mm, 1475mm and 1475mm, so I put in my smallest size of 1470mm and my blinds came back with an fantastic snug fit in to the recess. Unbeatable Blinds made all the necessary adjustments to accommodate for the fittings and roller mechanisms – great job.Mrs C, London.
I wanted my roller blind to cover my full window and be fitted outside the recess. My window size was 1200mm, so I added a 200mm for extra coverage and then 35mm to accommodate the fittings, so in total my width was 1435mm, well out side the natural window size. On the height I added further 100mm, so that I could face fix and cover the complete window. My blinds came back absolutely perfect.Ms M, Glasgow
How to Measure for Perfect Fit Blinds
Measure the visible glass area of each window. Ensure to measure up to the edge of the rubber bead. Do not include the rubber bead or seals in your measurement.
Similar to recess measuring, you should take three measurements for both length and width. We will use the shortest measurement.
Measure the depth of the window from the glass to the beading. You can use a credit card to help you. Place the card over the corner of the frame and use the metal tape measure to get your measurements.
Measure the distance between the edge of the beading to any surrounding obstructions, such as the handles. This should be more than 6mm. If it is less than 6mm, we have a cut around handle option that can be used for your blinds, please phone us on 0333 321 4050 for assistance and to order.
Measure the rubber beading, if it extends into the glass by more than 6mm, you should also phone us for assistance.
How to Measure for Blinds in a Bay Window
If you are measuring for bay windows, please contact us on 0333 321 4050 to speak to one of our resident experts. We will guide you through this process over the phone.