How to decide what size of blind I need?

blindsBlinds offer many benefits such as an aesthetic look as well as being practical. Having the right size of blind will make such a difference to your room and the overall feel of your room. New blinds are a great invested so make sure to measure them first before buying them.

Here are the how-to tips to ensure a proper fit blinds for your home.

  1. Determine your window type
  2. The use of your room
  3. Measure the exact size you need
  4. Choose inside or outside mount
  5. Measure casing depth

Determine your window type

Knowing the type of blind you need and want can help you decide what size you need. Blinds come in a wide range of sizes, colours and designs to fit any window types.

The use of your room

What is your room used for? Is it an airy sunroom or a theatre room where you are trying to restrict the light? Your child’s bedroom or a room where a shift workers needs to sleep? Are looking for privacy?

All these questions will determine what type of blind you need and whether you need to do a combination with curtains too.

You can use horizontal blinds as they are suitable for almost all window types, providing you great ventilation as you roll them up to get enough air and light. If you have large, sliding glass doors or windows, vertical blinds are your perfect choice. For darkness, a roller blind and curtains maybe you perfect option.

Measure the exact size you need

combination_blinds_curtains1Use steel measuring tape to get the most accurate measurement of your blinds. Note the exact length, width and casing depth measurements for your window or door as there can be small variations that tend to look the same size. Measure each dimension to the nearest 0.3175 cm.

Choose inside or outside mount

Decide whether to hang blinds inside or outside the window frame. Blinds hang inside the window frame with inside mount blocking cold breeze and scorching heat.Inside mount gives a cleaner look from outside

Whereas outside mount will leave the blinds with a small gap allowing the heat in.

Measure casing depth

Casing depth refers to how far the window sits inside the frame or distance from the window to the edge of the frame. Measure the top, centre and bottom of the window to then you will know if there is enough space for an inside mount.

How to decide what size of blind I need?

If in doubt, ask Rian’s Window Treatments, we provide free inhouse measure and quoting; or in some situations we can do it off your house plans.

Have you already bought blinds that just don’t quite fit?

Rian’s Window Treatment can even modify blinds to fit your exact window size. Yes we can cut down readymade blinds and customize them to your exact needs.

Book an appointment with Rian’s Window Treatments to suit your window shades needs. Ring us on 9581 5005 to discuss your needs.