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How to Measure for Roman Blinds

Measuring for Roman Blinds can seem daunting when you’re not confident on how to do this accurately. We have collated an easy step by step guide so you can be sure you know exactly how to measure for Roman Blinds when either making them yourself or ordering made to measure blinds.

Firstly, we recommend using a metal tape measure to ensure accurate measuring and to have a pen and paper to hand to jot down any measurements.  

Read on to discover how to measure your windows for Roman Blinds. 

Decide On Your Blind Positioning

Decide On Your Blind Positioning

Firstly you need to decide whether you’d like your Roman Blinds to sit either inside or outside the recess. Inside the recess will cover more of your window whereas outside the recess will allow more light to come into the room. 

Measuring for Inside the Recess

Measuring for Inside the Recess

For inside the recess you will need to measure in three places; top middle and bottom of your window and take the smallest measurement for width and drop. This is because most windows are uneven and ensures the blind will fit into your space.  

Measuring for Outside the Recess

Measuring for Outside the Recess

For outside the recess we recommend fitting the blind 10-20cm above the window so the blind can stack up and maximise light. For the width we recommend adding 4-8cm on either side of the window so you have a good overhang either side of the window recess. You can also measure the width of the window by measuring your sill.  

Ordering your Roman Blinds

Ordering your Roman Blinds

Now you have successfully measured your windows for Roman Blinds you can order your made to measure roman blinds on our website or in our showrooms. If you would like to make your own blinds then use our online calculator to work out how much fabric is needed for your window - pattern repeats and allowance for hems and headings are taken in to account on our online calculator.

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