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How to Measure for Blinds on a Flat Window

We’ve made measuring for made to measure roman blinds and roller blinds simple. Follow the guides below to get your perfect fit. Roman and roller blinds can be fitted inside or outside a window recess. If you’re more of a visual learner, scroll down for our YouTube tutorials to follow a step by step guide. Or if you’d rather we measured up for you, book in a measuring appointment.

You will need:

  • a metal tape measure
  • a pen or pencil
  • a piece of paper

Measuring for blinds inside the recess

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01. WIDTH

Measure the width inside the recess (wall-to-wall) at the top, middle and bottom. Take the narrowest width.

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02. HEIGHT

Measure the height inside the recess (wall-to-wall) in three places. Take the longest measurement.

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03. INSTALLATION HEIGHT

Measure the height at which you will install the blind to the floor. This is so we can make sure your pull chain is the correct height.

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04. DESIGN YOUR BLINDS

Enter your measurements in our online studio, customise your blind and get a quick quote

Measuring for blinds outside the recess

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01. WIDTH

Measure the window sill width. If you don’t have a window sill, measure wall-to-wall inside the recess and add 10cm to each side.

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02. HEIGHT

Measure the height from where you would like to install your blind to the window sill (or bottom of the recess). We recommend installing your blind up to 30cm above the window frame.

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03. INSTALLATION HEIGHT

Measure the height at which you will install the blind to the floor. This is so we can make sure your pull chain is the correct height.

measuring for blinds

04. DESIGN YOUR BLINDS

Enter your measurements in our online studio, customise your blind and get a quick quote

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I fit my blinds?

Our roman blinds can be screwed into your wall or onto your ceiling using the bracket provided. Simply install the brackets and clip your blind into place. Similarly, for our roller blinds, clip your blinds into the brackets by placing the spring-loaded pin in the hole and hook the chain end into the cross.

Young children sometimes find roman and roller blind chains fun to play with. To avoid children putting their heads through the loop of your roman or roller blind chain:

Keep cords out of reach Make sure beds, cots and other furniture are moved away from where the chain hangs Install the chain tensioning clip supplied with your blind to make sure that your chain is child safe.

Do blinds have seams or joins?

The possible width of a fabric comes from the width of the roll. If your windows are wider than the fabric width then it is necessary to have a vertical join to cover the entire window. We place the largest possible width in the centre of the blind and add additional fabric width on either side. This way the seam or join is closer to the edge and less noticeable.

How long do made to measure blinds take?

Our made-to-measure blinds are hand stitched to your bespoke requirements, every detail finished by hand in local workshops up and down the country. Behind the scenes, our team works hard on design details, from fabrics, and headings, to more bespoke requests. Our lead times are specific for each project, to make sure our sewistas have time to cut, pin and sew to the highest quality and finish. The number of windows in a project can also impact lead times, it takes time to hand-stitch quality window apparel. If you have any questions on projects or lead times, get in touch with our team hello@stitched.co.uk.

Still confused?

If you need a hand with measuring your windows for blinds, get in touch with our team and they can talk you through it.

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