HOW TO MEASURE

To ensure your new blinds are going to fit perfectly, take a moment to read over the below checklist.

 

Remember, if in doubt - give us a shout!

  • Supply all measurements in millimetres (mm)
  • Use a reliable tape measure or a precise laser measure

  • Double check all of your measurements, and make note of which measurement is width, and which is drop when recording your measurements - remember the wise old saying "measure twice, cut once!"

  • When ordering multiple windows, ensure you measure each and every one as they may look similar, however they are unlikely to be the same exact measurements.

Before measuring your windows, you should determine whether you want your curtains as a top fix or face fix. The major determining factor when choosing one over the other would be your aesthetic preference.

 

Top fix: mounted to the ceiling

Face fix: mounted on the architrave or wall space between the architrave and the ceiling

Face Fit

Top Fix

Note: Feel free to send us a photo of your window to hello@shadesbyyou.com.au

and we can help you determine which option is best.

Step 1: Measure the width 

The width provided will determine the track length. If your preference is wall to wall, measure accordingly and deduct 10mm off the overall width.

Note: If you have cornices, measure from the inside of cornice to cornice.

 

If you'd prefer not to cover the entire wall, we would recommend adding at least 25% to the width of the window opening measurement to ensure the curtain won't cover the window when stacked back.

 

Example: For a window opening of 2000mm, we recommend ordering the track at 2500mm wide.

 

Step 2: Measure the drop 

Measure the height of the ceiling to the floor in 3 different places.

Record all 3 measurements, and refer to the below recommended adjustments to suit your desired aesthetic.

 

Just off the floor: Deduct at least 5mm off your smallest drop measurement

Just on the floor: Add 5mm to your largest drop measurement

Sitting on the floor: Add 15-20mm to your largest drop measurement (add on accordingly for 'pooling' amount)

Width

Drop

Step 1: Measure the width 

The width provided will determine the track/rod length, if your preference is wall to wall, measure accordingly and deduct 10mm off the overall width.

 

If you'd prefer not to cover the entire wall, we would recommend adding at least 25% to the width of the window opening measurement to ensure the curtain won't cover the window when stacked back.

 

Example: For a window opening of 2000mm, we recommend ordering the track at 2500mm wide.

 

Step 2: Measure the drop 

Measure the height from the floor to the desired rod position.

Refer to the below recommended adjustments to suit your desired aesthetic.

 

Just off the floor: Deduct at least 5mm off your smallest drop measurement

Just on the floor: Add 5mm to your largest drop measurement

Sitting on the floor: Add 15-20mm to your largest drop measurement (add on accordingly for 'pooling' amount)

Width

Drop

Whether it be a FaceTime call for advice on measure or fit, or you're interested in a virtual in-house consult, we WANT to help you!

 

Alternatively, you can email a photo of your window/room to hello@shadesbyyou.com.au

 

Happy measuring 🤩

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