Measuring instructions

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

Different spaces will require different treatment and considerations, though these instructions will be fine for estimation purposes. 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. 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.


2. Measure the width of your window space, either wall to wall or an even amount past each side.

3. Measure the height of your window space. Either use a floor to ceiling measurement, or decide your preferred curtain length. Measure at the left, middle and right side. Use the smallest measurement.


Tartan roller blind with measuring guide
1.  Decide what kind 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. Measure at the left, middle and right side, use the longest measurement to ensure the blind fully covers the vertical space.