How to Measure for Roman Blinds

This quick and easy guide answers the question: how to measure for roman blinds? This is all the information you need for ordering made to measure blinds.

These measurements can then be given to us at F&P Interiors when you request a quote for roman blinds.

Working out the Width:

First, decide where you want the track of your roman blinds fitted (or brackets for roller blinds). It can either sit inside the recess, on the frame itself, or above the window frame.

Recess Width

  • For recess blinds measure the inside of the recess in three places: the top, middle, and bottom. You will need to provide the narrowest width. Confirm your measurement as inside recess width, and we will allow for 1 cm to avoid friction when pulling the blind up or down.

Blind Width

  • Measure the full width of the window frame if the blind is to be fitted to the window frame or if the blind is hung outside the recess. Add a further 7 cms either side to help minimalise light seepage. Please confirm this measurement as outside recess width. Your blind will be made to this exact width.

Working out the Length:

Measure from the top of where you will place the track (or brackets for roller blinds) to your finish point. For example, the full length of the recess or the full length of the window frame. For outside the recess we would advise to add 10-15 cms to your length if you want to minimalise light seepage.

If you are unsure on where best to fit your blind, or which type of blind would be best suited to your window please email us. A photo of your window is also recommended whenever possible. Then a member of our knowledgeable team will be able to help.

Made to Measure Roman Blinds:

With thousands of designer fabrics to choose from, we create unique and beautiful made to order pieces for your home. All our made to measure items are handmade by our experienced design team here in Idea Dizajn  who use traditional sewing techniques producing long-lasting pieces with a high-quality finish… 

Made to measure roman blinds are suited to the majority of fabric types and can be made to fit inside or outside the window recess. When roman blinds are down they sit flat with no discernible stitching to the face of the fabric to ensure a very smart finish.


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