Case 1: There is enough free space on both sides of the window
When we have space on both sides of the window, we face the simplest and most desirable of all cases. We simply need to measure the width of the window frame and add 10 cm on each side, so that the curtain will cover the window sparingly.
Therefore, for this case: Overall width in cm = X + 20 cm
Case 2: There is free space on one side of the window but not on the other
When the window has free space on one side but not the other, measure the width of the window frame and add 5 cm to the side with the free space, as shown in the following illustration
Therefore, for this case: Overall width in cm = X + 5 cm
Case 3: The window is between two walls
If our window is has walls on both sides and therefore, has no free space at either side, we will measure the width of the window frame and subtract 1 cm in total, 0.5 cm per side to prevent the blind being larger than the space available.
Therefore, for this case: Overall width in cm = X – 1 cm
How to Measure the width when the window has a shutter box:
When calculating the width of the blind, always measure the space you want to cover and then add the necessary cm on either side, to achieve the best aesthetics.
Therefore, if the window has a box for a shutter which protrudes beyond the frame of the window itself, this must be taken into account. Make X the width of the shutter box –not the window-, which is the largest element. Then add the necessary cm to either side, depending on each case, as described above.
Important note about the width of the blind:
The width you provide us will be the total width of the blind, including the exterior support brackets. The measurement of the fabric will be 5cm less, as the blind mechanisms measure 2.5cm on each side. Please check that the width including the support bracket is suitable to be placed in the space available and the width of the fabric covers all the areas you need.
Case 1: Attached to a wall
If we are installing our blind by attaching it to the wall, we measure the height of the window frame and then add 10 cm, both above and below.
Therefore, for this case: Overall height in cm = Y+20 cm
Case 2: Attached to ceiling
When you have to overcome obstacles protruding from the wall such as shutter boxes, radiators, etc., attaching the blind to the ceiling is a very appropriate solution. To calculate the height of the curtain we need in this case, we measure from the ceiling to the bottom of the window frame, and then we add 10 cm.
Therefore, for this case: Overall height in cm = Y+10 cm
Important note about the height of curtain. When obstacles protrude more than 7 cm from the wall: window handles, radiators, boxes, etc., we have to sidestep them.
We have two options:
- a) Attach the curtain or blind to the ceiling.
- b) Add a bracket to your order which will separate the blind from the wall more than 7cm. We have several of types of brackets available. Simply choose the one you need when ordering.