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How to measure for a blind?

Once you have considered what option you are considering for your window covering you want them to fit perfectly and add to the beauty of your home or outside space.  When you measure for a blind there is a few details you need to take into consideration.


There are two ways to mount blinds, inside the window frame and outside it.   Inside the window frame is referred to as recess fix. Recess fix is recommended for a clean, built-in look.  This allows you to hang other window coverings, like draperies, over the blind. Outside the window frame, referred to as face fix (wall mounted) when you want to make a window look wider and longer, or when you have an unattractive window that you want to hide. It’s also a good option if you have a window that is noticeably off square.


When measuring, use a steel measuring tape and measure to the nearest 1/8-inch. Don’t round your measurements. Note which measurement is the width by marking a “W” next to it, and note the height with an “H.” Always put the width measurement first. Remember: W x H. Unless told otherwise, don’t deduct for the mounting brackets or head rail; the factory will do this. Provide the exact window size.

Top Tip

When using an inside mount, first measure to make sure the frame is deep enough to accommodate the hanging hardware. 

Outside Mount Blinds 


When measuring for outside mount horizontal blinds, start by measuring the window’s width. Then, if possible, add at least 3 inches to each side to ensure you’re covering the light gap and to maximize privacy. 


Then measure the window’s height and add at least 2.5 inches to allow the space for mounting brackets and overlap at the bottom of the blind.

Inside Mount Blinds


Once you’ve determined your frame is deep enough for the hardware, take three measurements, one at the top of the window one in the middle and one at the bottom.


Use the narrowest width as your measurement. For the height, measure left, right and center, and record the tallest height.