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How to measure for roman blinds
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Before getting started, double check roman blinds can be installed on your window.

Romans blinds can only be fit to the face of your window, but we recommend they be fitted on the wall above your window.

Are your windows too large or small?

  • Our roman blinds will fit any window from 600mm to 2950mm wide, and 800mm to 3000mm high
  • If your window is larger, we can still help. Call our team on 1300 772 807

Do you have an unusual situation? Give us a call and we’ll be able to help

When designing your roman blind, choosing the right fit is key to being perfect.
There are two different types of ‘fits’ for roman blinds. Find your fit before measuring your window.

The blind is attached to the front of the window frame
Pros
  • Your blind will perfectly cover your window
Cons
  • When your blind is in the ‘up’ position, the stack will cover 250-300mm of your window
  • Your blind will sit 40mm out from your window
  • Does not suit architraves less than 60mm wide
The blind should extend 50mm either side of your window for complete coverage
The blind is attached to the wall, about 150mm – 200mm above your frame
Pro’s
  • When your blind is in the ‘up’ position, the stack will cover only a small amount of your window
  • Makes your room feel bigger
  • If your room has different window heights, you can position all your roman blinds at the same height for an even look.
Con’s
  • You may need to install directly into plaster, but your window should have studs either side
The blind should extend 50mm either side of your window for complete coverage
The blind is attached to the wall, about 150mm – 200mm above your window This option is required if you do not have an architrave
Pro’s
  • When your blind is in the ‘up’ position, the stack will cover only a small amount of your window
  • Makes your room feel bigger
  • If your room has different window heights, you can position all your roman blinds at the same height for an even look.
Con’s
  • You may need to install directly into plaster, but your window should have studs either side of your window
The blind should extend 100mm either side of your window for complete coverage

Tips:

  • Always measure in MM
  • Double check all of your measurements
  • Write “width” or “drop” next to your measurements to avoid confusion
  • Always put width first
  • Don’t make any adjustments to your measurements unless instructed to here or by our team members
  • It’s better to be 1mm too short than 1mm too long
  • If you need further help, call us on 1300 772 807

Measure Your Width

  • Measure the exact width of your frame across the top of your window
  • Add 50mm each side of the window frame, for a total of 100mm.
  • This is your width

Measure Your Drop

Measure from the top of your window frame to where you would like the blind to finish

  • We recommend having the blind finish 50mm – 100mm below your window
  • If you have multiple roman blinds in the same room, you may want them all to drop to the same place

Watch out for any obstructions that would stop your blinds from hanging where you would like. Think furniture or a protruding window sill.

Choose control side

Would you like your chain on the left or right of your window?

Measure Your Width

  • Measure the exact width of your frame across the top of your window
  • Add 50mm each side of the window frame. (For a total of 100mm)
  • This is your width

Measure Your Drop

Measure from the top of your window frame to where you would like the blind to finish
  • If you have multiple roman blinds in the same room, you may want them all to drop to the same place
Add 150mm – 250mm to your measurement.
  • This is to account for how far above the window your blind will sit
This number is your drop
Watch out for any obstructions that would stop your blinds from hanging where you would like. Think furniture or a protruding window sill.

Choose Your Chain Side

Would you like your chain on the left or right of your window?

Measure Your Width

  • Measure the exact width of your frame across the top of your window
  • Add 100mm each side of the window frame, for a total of 200mm.
  • This is your width

Measure Your Drop

Measure from the top of your window frame to where you would like the blind to finish
  • If you have multiple roman blinds in the same room, you may want them all to drop to the same place
Add 200mm – 300mm to your measurement.
  • This is to account for how far above the window your blind will sit
This number is your drop
Watch out for any obstructions that would stop your blinds from hanging where you would like. Think furniture or a protruding window sill.

Choose Your Chain Side

Would you like your chain on the left or right of your window?

Got questions?

Our team is here to help!

Call us on 1300 772 807

Got questions?

Our team is here to help!

Call us on 1300 772 807

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