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Measuring Instructions for Vertical Blinds

Measuring Tips:

  1. Using a steel tape provides the best accuracy.
  2. Round each of the measurements to the nearest 1/8”.
  3. Start by recording the width first from left to right. Second, measure the height from the top to the bottom.
  4. Never measure the existing blind. Always measure the window itself.

  • Inside Mount

    ViewInstructions for Inside Mount
    Inside mounted vertical blinds mount inside the window casing, and do not cover the window molding.

  • Outside Mount

    ViewInstructions for Outside Mount
    Outside mounted vertical blinds are mounted on the wall and cover the window molding.

Instructions for Inside Mounted Vertical Blinds

Depth Requirements

  • First determine if your window is deep enough for an inside mount. You can find this information under the “Product Info” tab on each vertical blinds product page.

Measure the widthHow to Measure the Width

  • Start by measuring the exact width from left to right of the inside edge of the window frame. Measure in three places: top, middle, and bottom.
  • Write down the smallest of the 3 widths, rounding down to the nearest 1/8”.
  • For 1/16” or 1/32” increments, round down to the nearest 1/8”.
  • Use this width when you will order.

Measure the heightHow to Measure the height

  • Starting from the top and working your way to the bottom, measure the exact height of the window frame in three main places, including the top left, the center, and top right, all the way down to the window sill. If you are measuring patio doors, measure all the way to the floor.
  • Use the largest height out of the 3, rounding to the nearest 1/8”.
  • For increments of 1/16” or 1/32”, round up to the nearest 1/8”.

Our factory will make all the necessary deductions according to the measurements you submit, ensuring the product will fit and work. Please do not make your own deductions. We will do that for you. For even more light coverage, choose an outside mount. Here are the standard deductions per collection:

Vertical BlindsDepth required for secure inside mountDepth needed for flush inside mountFlat surface for outside mountTotal Deduction
Premium2 1/4"3 3/4"2 1/4"3/8" width 1/2" on height
Fabric2 1/4"3 3/4"2 1/4"3/8" width 1/2" on height
Designer Faux2 1/4"3 3/4"2 1/4"3/8" width 1/2" on height
Embossed Faux2 1/4"3 3/4"2 1/4"3/8" width 1/2" on height
Select Textured2 1/4"3 3/4"2 1/4"3/8" width 1/2" on height
Soft Expressions2 1/4"3 3/4"2 1/4"3/8" width 1/2" on height
Delux Vertical2 1/4"3 3/4"2 1/4"3/8" width 1/2" on height
S-Curve2 1/4"3 3/4"2 1/4"3/8" width 1/2" on height
Premium Textured2 1/4"3 3/4"2 1/4"3/8" width 1/2" on height
Good Housekeeping2 1/4"3 3/4"2 1/4"7/8" width 1/2" on height
Home Collection2 1/4"3 3/4"2 1/4"7/8" width 1/2" on height
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Instructions for Outside Mounted Mini Blinds

An outside mount covers the whole window opening and the frame, so there are additions you will need to make to order the correct size. For outside mounts, we will make your products to the measurements you’ve specified without making additions.

Flat surface requirements

  • Figure out where you want the outside mount to rest. You will need about 2 ½” of a flat mounting surface on top of the window trim or above the trim on the wall. It’s up to you. You can read more specific flat surface mounting information by clicking on the “Product Info” tab on the product information page.

Measure the widthMeasuring the width

  • To measure the width, measure the top, middle, and the bottom. You’ll use the largest of the three numbers.
  • Add a minimum of two inches onto each side, or four inches total. Those extra inches will give you better light coverage and privacy.
  • Use the final width with the added inches when ordering.

Measure the heightMeasuring the height

  • To measure the height, start by measuring in three places: the top left, the middle, and the top right all the way to the bottom window sill, or all the way to the floor if you’re measuring for patio doors. You’ll use the largest number for the next step.
  • Add at least 2” for the top and the bottom, or just add a total of 4” to your total number, which will cover more incoming light and help you retain your privacy. Use this final number when inputting the height when you’re ready to order.