Measuring Roman Blinds
How To Measure Your Window......
When Fitting your blind outside the recess
Measure the width of the actual recess. Decide how far you wish the blind to overlap the recess at the sides. We advise that an addition of 5-10 cm normally works well. However you do need to take into consideration any obstructions that may affect how much room you have to attach the blind eg kitchen cupboards. When you have decided on the width of the blind record the measurement as the width.
Measure the exact drop of the recess. Decide how far you wish the blind to overlap the recess top and bottom. We advise that an addition of 15-20 cm normally works well. The blind will be fitted above the recess, check there is enough space above for the blind to be attached. Record this measurement as the drop.
- The measurements you decide upon will be the exact finished size of your blind.
When Fitting your blind inside the recess
Measure the width of the actual recess in three places, at the top of the recess, in the centre of the recess and near the bottom. Then take the smallest of these measurements. Record this measurement as the width of the blind. We will make the blind approx 1-1.5cm smaller than the measurement supplied, to allow the blind to pull up and down easily.
- Measure the exact drop of the recess again in three places, on the left hand side of the recess, in the centre of the recess and on the right hand side of the recess. Then as before take the smallest size. We will make the blind the length that you request.
Blackout Blinds Take Note
- If ordering a Blackout Blind it is best to add 1-2cm to the drop to allow the blind to sit on the sill and block as much light as possible.
- The Roman Blind tape is stitched onto the blind through the fabric and blackout lining, pin holes of light will be visible where the fabric is machined to the tape.