Measuring for Vertical Blinds

Standard Window

Choose your fit

For a standard window there are multiple fitting options available to cater for varying window spaces.

Please choose one of the options below

  • Option 1: Inside Recess

    To mount your vertical blind within your window recess, follow the steps below. Recommended

  • Option 2: Exact Size

    If you know your exact drop and width requirements, follow the steps below.

Step 1 - Width Measurement

Step 1 - Width Measurement

Measure the width of the recess in at least three places where you would like to install your blind. You will use the smallest of these figures as your width measurement when ordering your blind.

Important!

Check your depth – To allow sufficient room for your blind to operate, it’s important that there is sufficient depth clearance (75mm for our vertical blinds) between the farthest point of any obstruction and the front of the recess.

Step 2 – Drop Measurement

Step 2 – Drop Measurement

Measure the height of the recess in at least three places where you would like to install your blind. You will use the smallest of these figures as your drop measurement when ordering your blind. This drop figure represents the height of the whole blind, including the slats and headrail together.

Step 3 – Recess Fitting Option

Step 3 – Recess Fitting Option

Select the “Recess” fitting option when you order your blind. This lets us know to adjust the measurement to make room for the appropriate brackets.

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Step 1 - Width Measurement

Step 1 - Width Measurement

First determine how far you want your blind to overlap your window recess on each side. Make sure to include this overlap when measuring your width.

Important!

Overlap – We suggest an overlap of at least 50mm on either side of the window recess. This means including an extra 100mm in your width measurement (in addition to the width of the recess). Top tip: check for any obstructions, such as light switches, to ensure that no objects conflict with the blind overlap.

Improved light exclusion – The greater the overlap, the more effective your blinds will be in eliminating light from outside.

Step 2 - Drop Measurement

Step 2 - Drop Measurement

First determine where you’d like your headrail to be positioned. Measure the distance between the top of the headrail and where you’d like your slats to end at the bottom. This drop figure represents the height of the whole blind, including the slats and headrail together.

Important!

Overlap (top) – We suggest an overlap of at least 50mm beyond the top of the window recess.

Overlap (bottom) – Top tip: Obstructions, such as a radiator, may limit your bottom overlap. If the window sill protrudes by over 50mm, the bottom of your blind should be placed at this point. Otherwise, the amount of bottom overlap is a matter of personal taste.

Step 3 – Exact Fitting Option

Step 3 – Exact Sizing

Select the “Exact” fitting option when you order your blind. This lets us know that no width/drop deductions are needed.

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