How to measure for Roman blinds
How do you measure up for Roman blinds?
Correct measuring is the key to easy, hassle-free installation. So, it’s worth taking the time to get it right.
Roman blinds bring a sense of timeless appeal to any space in the home. Whether you’re looking to breathe new life into your living room or create more privacy in your bedroom, we have a range of Roman blinds in fabric styles to suit every need.
To measure for Roman blinds, you’ll need a metal tape measure, a pencil and paper, and if required, a sturdy step ladder to get to high places.
Roman blinds are only face fitted, this is for aesthetic purposes and also to ensure smooth operation (which can be impaired with recess fits).
To measure for face fitting Roman blinds, measure the outside width of the window, recording the exact width you want your blind manufactured at. For windows with architraves, we recommend measuring to the outer edge of the frame on each side. For frameless windows, we suggest extending about 50mm past the recess edges on each side (as per the visual below).
Next measure the outside height of the window frame, starting from the point at which you’d like your blind to sit above the window, down to the point at which you’d like your blind to finish.
Once you’ve recorded your measurements, head to the relevant Roman blind ‘Customise & Order’ area to enter your details and complete your order. Then, after just a few weeks, we’ll send your fabulous new custom-fit blinds to your door.
If you’re in anyway unsure of how to proceed with measuring, please get in touch with our team by phone or email and we’ll be happy to provide specific advice.