How To Measure For Wood Blinds

Learn how to measure for wood blinds from our design team as you pick out your favorite styles!

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It’s that time of year… Redecorate your windows, so you don’t cringe every time you look outside to see the changing fall leaves or the bustling city you live in. The beauty of wood blinds is that they fit in any room, traditional or contemporary. Out with the old, in with the new! But, the first step is learning how to measure for wood blinds.

Key Point: Decide if you want to mount your blinds on the INSIDE or OUTSIDE.

INSIDE MOUNT

(1) Find Width: Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8″ between inside surfaces of window frame at the top, middle, and bottom, and use the narrowest width. Don’t make any deductions, the manufacturer will already do that.

InsideWidth Measure

(2) Find Height: Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8″ from inside surface at top of window to sill at the left, middle and right and use the longest height. If you don’t want your blind to touch your window sill, deduct 1/4″. If you don’t have a sill, measure height to point where wood window blind is to reach.

Inside Mount Height Measure

OUTSIDE MOUNT

(1) Find Width: Measure exact distance to the nearest1/8″ between the outermost points where the natural wood blind is to be placed. For best light control, this measurement should extend 3/4″ beyond the window opening on each side (or 1 1/2″ for the entire width).

OutsideWidth

(2) Find Height: Measure exact distance to the nearest 1/8″ from where top of natural wood blind will be located to top of sill. If there is no sill or if the wood window blind is to overlap window frame, measure to point natural wood blind is to reach.

Make sure to ask for extension brackets if you need them!

OutsideHeight

For other measuring How-To’s visit our Measure & Install page! Now that you’re done measuring your windows, check out our vast selection of 2″ & 2.5″ wood blinds!