How to Measure for Curtains & Blinds

How to Measure Your Windows for Curtains

There are two ways of measuring for curtains, with an existing curtain track or with no curtain track. 

With existing track

Width - Measure the width of the track.

Drop - Measure from the top of the curtain track to where you want the curtain to finish. ie, 1.60m, 2.05m, or 2.20m.

No track

Width - Measure the inside window frame from edge to edge and allow enough space at each side for stacking, normally 20-50cm each side depending the width of the window.

Drop – Tracks suggested to be installed 5-10cm above the window, now choose which drops you prefer, ie, 1.60m, 2.05m, or 2.20m.

How to Measure Your Windows for Blinds

The type of blinds you choose will change the way the measurements need to be taken, such as

Roller blinds - roller blinds are either fixed inside the window frame (which is the most common option), or over the window frame.  

Venetian blinds - venetian blinds are fixed inside the window frame.

Vertical blinds - vertical blinds are fixed inside the window frame. 

If you would like custom made blinds, please contact us first so we can assist you with obtaining the correct measurements. 

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