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How to measure for Blinds

Blinds can sit inside or outside of the recess. Please provide measurements in inches or centimetres for roman blinds.

Inside the window recess:

Drop: Measure the drop from the top to the bottom of the recess at both sides and the middle. If there is a difference in the measurements, use the smallest one to ensure that blind hangs freely.

Width: Measure the width of the recess at the top, bottom and middle of the window. 

Again, if there is a difference in the measurements, use the smallest one.

Outside the window recess:

Drop: Measure from the required position above the window (normally 10-15cm above), down to the required length.

Width: Measure the width of the window and add at least 5cm either side (14cm in total) to allow sufficient overlap at each side of the window.

Tip – Make sure it is wide enough to cover the window sill.

Measuring Service

We provide a professional measuring and fitting service here at Low Woods Furnishings that incurs a fee which may differ depending on your location. This can be arranged with our head of work rooms, Helen Thompson.

Although we offer this service, 90% of the curtains we make are from the customers own measurements. Please contact our showroom for further advice on how to measure for your curtains, blinds, pelmets and so on.