The Lilac Tree 

Measuring for Roman Blinds either inside or outside the recess. 

When deciding whether to fit the blind inside or outside the recess consider the following points. It will be necessary to fit the blind outside the recess if the recess is less than 7.5cm (3") deep. The window opens inwards. The window is not straight (if the width or height varies by more than 2cm (3/4").

Inside Recess

When measuring the window recess 

  • Always use a metal tape measure and measure in centimetres.
  • Measurements must be in full centimetres. Where your measurement falls in between two whole centimetres, always round down to the nearest centimetre (eg, for a measurement of 100.5cm, record 100cm).
  • Measure the width and the drop in at least three positions.
  • Make a note of the smallest width and drop measurement.

 Outside Recess

When measuring outside a window recess 

  • Always use a metal tape measure and measure in centimetres.
  • If the blind is being fitted outside the recess allow the blind to extend approximately 10cm either side and 10cm above and below the window.