How to Measure for Roman Blinds

All our Little Roman Blinds are made to measure in our Yorkshire establishment, please take your time to read through our guide and learn how to measure for roman blinds

Before taking any measurements, step back from your window and decide if you want to mount your Roman Blind inside the window (recess), or outside on the wall (exact). We usually recommend an inside mount when possible because it provides a cleaner look. However, an outside mount can make a window appear larger or hide an unattractive window.

For an inside mount, the window opening must have enough unobstructed depth to allow mounting. When measuring for an outside mount, be sure to allow for the height of the product's headrail in your measurements. We will custom make your blinds to the sizes you write on the order.

If these sizes are incorrect it is impossible to change the blind, so take your time and double check your measurements.

How to Measure for a recess Blind

How to measure a Recess Little Roman Blind

First ensure that the recess your blind is going into is not obstructed in any way so the blind can hang freely when fully extended. Look out for protruding window handles and tiles.

Measure the width in three places at the top, middle and bottom and write down the smallest measurement.

Do the same for the drop, measuring on the right, in the centre and on the left. Again, write down the smallest measurement to the nearest millimetre and use this measurement to place your order.

How to Measure for an outside recess blind

How to Meausre an Exact Roman Blind or outside recess blind

Decide how much you want to overlap the blind on all sides - to minimise light leakage we recommend that the blind overlaps the window recess by at least 70mm at the top and 50mm each side. The overlap at the bottom of the blind is a matter of personal choice but please take into account obstacles such as radiators.

Measure the exact width and drop of the area you would like your blind to cover.

We will then make your blind to your exact sizes.