How to Measure

Here you can find intructions to measure your own window space.

The information here is to be used as a guide and is in no way hard rules. Different spaces will require different treatment and considerations, though these instructions will be fine for estimation purpo ses. We provide full measuring and consultation as part of our service so if you are unsure of anything, please get in contact.

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Curtains on a pole with measuring guides
1. To measure a space for curtains, the first thing to do is decide on the look you are trying to achieve. Consider the different types of curtain headings (pinch pleat, wave, eyelet, ect) and if you want to use a pole or tracking system. If using a pole or you don't want the curtains to reach to the ceiling, we recommend measuring at least 10cm above the window space to achieve decent light coverage. The higher you go, more light will be blocked when the curtains are closed. Also ensure to measure underneath any cornicing.


2. Measure the width of your window space. Take the measurement where the pole/ track will be installed and measure either wall to wall, or an even amount past each side. Depending on the window size and amount of fabric required, be mindful to leave enough space so that when the curtains are opened, they are not blocking light from the window. As a very rough guide, somewhere between 15-30cm is good and is perfectly fine to use for an estimation.


3. Measure the height of your window space. Either use a floor to ceiling measurement, or decide a preferred curtain length. Again, we reccommend a minimum of 10cm past the top/ bottom of the window space to ensure a decent amount of light will be covered, the further you go, the more light will be blocked.

Measure at the left, middle and right side. Use the smallest measurement.


Tartan roller blind with measuring guide
1.  First, decide what type of blind you are measuring for - roller, venetian, roman, slatted, ect. Also consider if the blind is being installed inside the window space, or on the outside. Fitting on the inside of a window space can achieve better light coverage, though bear in mind that it may cover some of the window even when fully up. Fitting on the outside will allow you to have the window completely unobstructed when the blind is up, but might not provide the same amount of light coverage when closed.


2. Measure the width of your window space. Take a measurement at the top, middle and bottom and use the smallest size as your width. Measure either wall to wall, or an even amount past each side.


3. Measure the height of your window space. If fitting on the outside, we recommend adding minimum of 10cm for roller blinds and 15cm for roman blinds. Measure at the left, middle and right side, use the longest measurement to ensure the blind fully covers the vertical space.