Measuring For Roller Blinds

Measuring is easy when you know how, and we've got that knowhow below. Don't forget, you can always contact us via phone or live chat with any questions

How to Measure for Roller Blinds

Measuring for roller blinds is a simple moneysaving life skill. Grab a metal tape measure, a pencil, and a piece of paper. That's all you need. These measuring instructions can be used for all roller blinds.


Standard Window - Recess Blind Measuring Instructions

Step 1: Measuring from wall to wall, record the width of your recess in three places - across the top of the window, the middle and the bottom. Check your window recess for obstructions, such as tiles or picture rails. If you do have an obstruction, measure off this point as well. Circle the smallest measurement.

Step 2: Measuring from the top of the recess to your windowsill, measure the 'drop' (or height) of your recess in three places - from the left, down the middle and on the right. Circle the smallest measurement.

Step 3: The two circled measurements are your width and drop measurements. Use these when placing your order. Don’t forget to select the ‘recess’ option too.

Note: A deduction of 35mm will be made to the overall width of the fabric due to the brackets and control chain.

A line drawing of a window with arrows showing where to measure inside the recess

A line drawing of a window with arrows showing where to measure outside the recess

Standard Window - Exact Blind Measuring Instructions

Step 1: Choose where you want your blind to sit, and gently measure and mark this on the wall. The blind should overlap the recess symmetrically. Measure the width between these two marks and note it down. 

Step 2: Measure the outside of your window recess from the top to the bottom, from the height at which you want the headrail to sit, down to the point you want the bottom bar to stop (usually the lip of the windowsill).

Step 3: Use the ‘Exact' size option when placing your order. This means we won't make any deductions to your total width. 

Note: We recommend a minimum of a 70mm overlap past the window recess, or 35mm on each side. This will ensure your roller effectively shades with minimum light bleed on each side. A deduction of 35mm will be made to the overall width of the fabric due to the brackets and control chain.



Now you've got your measurements, take a look at our made to measure roller blinds, perfect for any room in your home.