With Blinds4You, measuring for your beautiful new blind is easy. Just follow this step-by-step guide, taking care to double check as you go and look out for some handy tips to help you save time too. Below is a handy guide for measuring for a Venetian blinds.
Measuring Guide for Wooden blinds/Faux Wooden blinds/Aluminium Venetian blinds
This guide works for:
• Venetian blinds
• Wooden blinds
• Faux Wooden blinds
If you want your blind to fit inside the window recess.
This is the measurement you need to take if you want your blind to fit inside the window recess. Measure the full width and height of the recess – leave deductions to our experts. You will get a blind ready to fit inside the
• Measure in 3 places for both the width and the drop, use the smallest measurements you’ve taken
• Don’t make any deductions; we will do that for you
• Use a metal tape measure; cloth ones can stretch and give you inaccurate measurement
Handy Tip: Double check the depth of your recess (see recess checking tips opposite) – is it deep enough to take the blind? Are there any obstructions like handles or ventilation
Depth needed for Venetian blinds: 25mm slat = 30mm | Depth needed for Wooden & Faux Wooden blinds by slat size: 25mm slat = 55mm, 35-38mm slat = 65mm, 50mm slat = 70mm, 63-65mm slat = 80mm
If you want your blind to fit outside the window recess
- Measure the recess as shown opposite before adding your extra height and width to each side. We will make your blind to that exact size with no deductions.
- Looking to keep light to the minimum? We recommend you add at least 50mm on either sides and 70mm to the top.
- At the bottom of the blind be aware of hitting protruding objects like sills or radiators
Handy Tips: Are you replacing an existing blind, like for like? Measure the blind including fittings (see blind measuring tips opposite) and use the Exact fitting option – we will make you one the same size.
Fitting inside a part-tiled recess (also for picture rails, skirting boards)
Measure between the tiles to ensure the blind will fit
Does your window have tiles up the sides of your recess?
These tiles likely reduce the width available compared to a standard recess.
Measure the width between the tiles for your width. Use this method if you have a skirting board, picture rail or something else in the inside of the recess.
Bay windows, half-bays & L-shaped windows
These window styles need a more in-depth look to measure for Roman blinds. We’ve created measuring guides dedicated to each. Visit www.Blinds4You.co.uk
Angled bay windows
Angled Bay Windows measuring guide available: www.Blinds4You.co.uk/xxxxxxx
N.B. The same guide can be used for angled half-bay windows.
Square bay and L-Shaped windows
Square Bay and L-Shaped Windows measuring guide available: www.Blinds4You.co.uk/xxxxxxx
Once you have noted your measurements, enter the sizes into www.Blinds4You.co.uk/www.blinds4You.co.uk/Roman-blinds and choose your fitting
option. We will make your new blind to your sizes and send them out to you ready to fit.
Pelmets on blinds
Blinds4You offer some wooden blinds with a pelmet/valance to cover the headrail.
The blinds that come with pelmets are:
- Real Wooden blinds
- Faux Wooden blinds
The pelmet is cut to the size and shape for your chosen fitting type
Pelmets for recess fitting
Pelmets for exact fitting
For recess fitting, the pelmet will be slightly wider than the blind
itself so that the pelmet is a tight fit at the top of the recess and
to prevent gaps.
For exact fitting we will make your pelmet a few centimetres
wider than the blind and include side returns, so that the
brackets are not visible either side.
Handy Tip: If you find that the pelmet is slightly too wide to fit into your recess then it can be easily trimmed using a fine-tooth saw.