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How to measure curtains and blinds

BLINDS

Blinds can be fitted on either the inside or outside of a window recess. We recommend you position your blind outside the recess if the window is not straight to avoid the blind catching or hanging incorrectly. Another reason for having the blind on the outside would be if your window opens inwards. If more than one blind is being fitted to a window (for example in a bay window) please order the blind size required for each window as this may vary.

How to measure to fit your blind inside the recess: Measure the width and the drop. We recommend that you take at least 3 measurements to allow for the recess not being square. Please note any protrusions (such as tiles and wooden rails and take the smallest width and drop measurement.)

How to measure to fit your blind outside the recess:

We recommend that a blind does not extend more than 10cm either side of the window and approximately 10cm above and below. If the window ledge protudes out we suggest that the blind sits just above or on the sill once closed.

CURTAINS

To measure curtains, two measurements are required for each window, the width and the drop. The drop measurement is different for each header, details below:

Pole: For 3” pencil pleat tape measure from the bottom of the ornamental ring to desired drop.
Girder rails: Measure from the top of the rail.
Plain rails: Measure from the top of the rail.
Eyelet heading: Measure from the top of the pole to the desired drop. Then add 4cm to allow for the fabric to sit above the pole.
Wave track: Measure from the bottom of the track to the desired drop.

How to measure the width

Overlapping track: Measure the full width of both tracks and add them together.
Curtain track: Measure the full width of the track.
Curtain pole: Measure between the decorative ends of your curtain pole.
Wave track: Measure the full width of the track.

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