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How to Measure Your Window Blinds

Measuring for your new blinds couldn’t be simpler. It’s an easy way to save lots of money and takes just minutes; you’ll wish you’d done it sooner! All you have to do is follow our easy, step-by-step video guides below.

Tips for measuring

  • Measure in 3 places for both the width and the drop, use the smallest measurements
  • Use a metal tape measure, cloth/plastic measuring tapes can stretch and give you inaccurate measurements

Recess/inside Measuring
This is the measurement you need to take if you want your blind to fit inside the window recess. Measure the full width and height of the recess [the size of the hole if you like] and we will make the appropriate deductions to ensure a perfect fit.

facefix/outside Measuring
This is the measurement you need to take if you want the blind to hang outside the recess overlapping the window.

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How to measure for Recess (Inside) Venetian, Roller and Roman fitting blinds

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Recess & Facefix blinds explained

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Need more info? Download our Blinds Measuring Sheet

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Blinds Direct can put together custom made-to-measure blinds that will perfectly fit your unique window spaces ONLINE!

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Please note that orders for this year manufacturing has closed. New orders will be manufactured once the factory reopens on 15th January 2018.