How to Measure Windows for Blinds and Shades

 

Before you begin measuring, note any obstructions such as door and / or window hardware that protrudes, heating pipes, or inward-turning doors and windows.

Choose a Mount Type: Inside Mount or Outside Mount



Step 1: Measure Width ①/②/③

Measure the width in 3 places. For width, use the smallest measurement to the nearest 1/8".

Step 2: Measure Height ④/⑤/⑥

Measure the height in 3 places. For height, use the longest measurement to the nearest 1/8".

Step 3: Measure Depth ⑦

Window frame depth should be at least 2.5". If less, the valance will extend beyond the frame, outside mount is recommended.

NOTE: Do not take any deductions for clearance. The manufacturer will take a 3/8" deduction off the overall width for a perfect fit.

Order Width = The shortest of the three measurements

Order Height = The longest of the three measurements

(Window depth ≥ 2.5")


Step 1: Measure Width ①

Measure width to be covered. We recommend 1½" - 3" overlap on each side of the window (3"-6" total) for optimum light control and privacy.

Step 2: Measure Height ②

Measure height to be covered. (Including the top of valance to the shades fabric to the bottom rod).

To prevent the valance from obstructing your window, we recommend adding at least 6" to the frame's height for optimal light control and privacy.

Order Width = The area you wish to cover (Window width + 3"~6")

Order Height = The area you wish to cover (Window height + at least 6")

Example: For a window opening 30" wide and 50" high, if space allows, it's recommended to order 34" wide and 56" high. This adds 4" of coverage to the width (2" on each side) and 6" to the height, to prevent valance obstruction.

NOTE: Outside mount shades and blinds will have no deductions taken at the factory. They will be made according to your exact measurements.



Step 1: Measure the widths of window 1 and window 2 at the top, respectively.

Step 2: Measure the height of each window at three different locations and use the longest measurement obtained.

Shades 1 Order Width = Width A

Shades 2 Order Width = Width B - W (Deduction Required)

* Different shades models have varying widths. Refer to the table below to determine the width deduction (W value) required based on the curtain model you have chosen.

Shades 1 Order Height = The longest of the three measurements

Shades 2 Order Height = The longest of the three measurements

(Window depth ≥ 2.5")


Step 1: Measure the widths of window 1 and window 2 at the top, respectively.

Step 2: Measure height to be covered. (Including the top of valance to the shades fabric to the bottom rod)

To prevent the valance from obstructing your window, we recommend adding at least 6" to the frame's height for optimal light control and privacy.

Shades 1 Order Width = The area you wish to cover (Width A + 3~6")

Shades 2 Order Width = The area you wish to cover (Width B + 3~6" - W Deduction Required)

* Different shades models have varying widths. Refer to the table below to determine the width deduction (W value) required based on the curtain model you have chosen.

Order Height A/B = The area you wish to cover (Window height + at least 6")


W (Deduction Required) Reference Table



Shade 1 Order Width = Width A

Shade 2 Order Width = Width B

Shade 3 Order Width = Width C

Order Height = The longest dimension among the three height measurements A, B, and C.

(Window depth ≥ 2.5")


Shade 1 Order Width = The area you wish to cover (Width A + 3~6")

Shade 2 Order Width = Width B

Shade 3 Order Width = The area you wish to cover (Width C + 3~6")

Order Height A/B/C = The area you wish to cover (Window height + at least 6")