How to take Measurements for Blinds

Take measurements for your new indoor blinds, roller blinds, Venetian blinds, vertical blinds, and roman blinds can be difficult for those how are not familiar with measuring tapes and DIY jobs.

Our experienced consultants can help you with that and organise an appointment at your home. Please feel free to call us 02 4625 3864 or send us a message to talk with one of our experts. Campbelltown Blinds services the Macarthur Region – Sydney (City of Campbelltown, Camden Council, Wollondilly Shire and Narellan).

Alternatively, you can do it yourself by following these simple guidelines “How to take measurements for blinds”.

Blinds – Face fitting for windows with an architrave

How to measure the architrave

  • Why taking this measurement: to fit the blind to your window’s architrave.
  • Type of measurement: specified size with no deductions.
  • Type of measuring tape: use the metal tape measure because the cloth ones could stretch and provide inaccurate measurements.
  • Tip for measuring: Measure in 3 places and use the smallest measurement.
  • Width measurement: use a measuring tape and note the measures from the outer edge of the architrave to the opposite side.
  • Height measurement: use a measuring tape and note the measures from the top of the architrave to where you want the blind to finish.

Extra suggestions:

  • For roller blinds: this type of measurement is for the placement of the brackets, not the fabric width, which is usually approx. 2-3 cm smaller. A bit of light comes in from the edges.
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Blinds – Face fitting for windows with an square set

How to measure the square set

  • Why taking this measurement: to fit your blind outside the window recess, overlapping on all sides.
  • Type of measurement: after measuring the size of the recess, add a small extra space on all sides. This ensures adequate coverage.
  • Type of measuring tape: use the metal tape measure because the cloth ones could stretch and provide inaccurate measurements.
  • Tip for measuring: Measure in 3 places and use the smallest measurement.
  • Width measurement: use a measuring tape and note the measures of the exact area that you want the blind to overlap. Allow at least 5 cm per side to minimise the light leakage.
  • Height measurement: use a measuring tape and note the measures of the exact area that you want the blind to overlap. Allow at least 7 cm at the top to minimise the light leakage.
  • From the floor measurement: despite it is a matter of personal choice, when measuring for a blind that comes to the down close to the floor, we suggest allowing 2 cm clearance

Extra suggestions:

  • For roller blinds: this type of measurement is for the placement of the brackets, not the fabric width, which is usually approx. 2-3 cm smaller. Make sure to consider enough overlap for the fabric to cover the area.
  • For all types of blinds: when replacing an existing blind with an exact size one, you can measure the blind, including its fittings. Also, specify the face fitting.
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Blinds – Recess fitting

  • Why taking this measurement: to fit the blind inside the window recess.
  • Type of measurement: full width and height of the recess with no deductions.
  • Type of measuring tape: use the metal tape measure because the cloth ones could stretch and provide inaccurate measurements.
  • Tip for measuring: Measure in 3 places and use the smallest measurement.
  • Width measurement: use a measuring tape and note the measures from the outer edge of the architrave to the opposite side.
  • Height measurement: use a measuring tape and note the measures from the top of the architrave to where you want the blind to finish.

Extra suggestions:

  • Take into considerations possible obstructions (such as handles): check that the recess is deep enough to fit the blind into it.
  • Kitchen and bathroom windows may have tiles: make sure to measure between tiles allowing the blind to fit.
  • Ask for professional advice if you are not sure about this “how to take measurement” for blinds guide
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