Measuring your windows for blinds is simple, just follow our step-by step instructions below. Fitting is just as easy – click here to see the fitting instructions or use the link at the bottom of the page.
All orders should be entered with measurements in cm's to the nearest 0.1cm. If you decide to measure in inches please use our measurement converter.
Before you do any measuring you'll need to decide if you want your blind to sit inside the window recess or hang outside.
For a neat fit that blocks out the light choose to fit your blinds inside the recess. For windows that aren’t straight or have lots of obstructions choose to fit your blinds outside the recess.
Blinds inside the recess - Recess measurement
If you choose to fit inside the recess, choosing the recess option when ordering your blinds, the blind will be made to fit perfectly inside your window. Just follow the simple steps below:
All recess blinds are reduced by our factory to take into account the size of the headrail and components to ensure a perfect fit. Please do not make any adjustments to your measurements we do this for you. Below is a guide of the reductions we will make when we receive your order.
If you choose to fit outside the recess, choosing the exact option when ordering your blind, the blind will be made to your exact measurements. Just follow the simple steps below:
Important Note for Roller Blinds - When ordering an EXACT roller blind the actual fabric will be made approximately 2.8cm less in width due to the headrail. If you would like your EXACT width measurement to be your actual fabric width, you will need to add 2.8cm to the measurement
Important Note for Vertical Blinds - When ordering EXACT vertical blinds the width you order will be EXACT but the drop will be approximately 1cm less as we take 5cm off our louvres (4cm for Headrail height and 1cm for the gap between louvre and windowsill/floor.)
All blinds from blinds-supermarket are made-to-measure to your specified requirements, so please double check all your measurements before completing your order. If you have any queries please give us a call on 0845 604 9610 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot accept returns due to mis-measurement. If you realise you have mis-measured please contact our friendly customer services team straight away.
Now that you are confident to measure your own windows – have a look at how easy blinds are to fit.