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Use a metal measuring tape for accurate measurements. Do not use flexible cloth tapes. Note down the width and length. Measure each window separately.For windows that are not square, measure the width in three places: top, middle, and bottom.Horizontal blinds & plates, roll-up and Roman shades.

Inside mount installation: Width: Measure
[A] where head rail will be installed. Length: Measure
[B] from top of inside casing to window sill.

Outside mount installation:Width: Measure
[C] where head rail will be installed. For maximum privacy and light control, horizontal blind and pleated shade head rails must overlap window opening at least 1 ½” on each side. Roman shades must overlap window at least 2” on each side. Length: Measure
[D] where top of head rail will be installed to the sill or floor.


Inside mount vs. flush inside mount

Determine width:Measure window width
[A] including casing, if any. Rod pocket items are not hung flat. They are gathered and stirred. So you’ll need extra fabric to cover your window. Determine length: Measure how far down you want your window covering to go. You generally have three options when determining the length,Measure from the top of the rod pole to the windowsill
[B]. Subtract ½” from that measurement and order that length.Measure from the top of the rod pole to the apron
[C]. Order that length.Measure from the top of the rod pole to the floor
[D]. Subtract ½” from that measurement and order that length.


For rod-pocket and pole-top

Determine width:Measure window width
[A] including casing, if any. Rod pocket items are not hung flat. They are gathered and stirred. So you’ll need extra fabric to cover your window.
Determine length: Measure how far down you want your window covering to go. You generally have three options when determining the length,Measure from the top of the rod pole to the windowsill
[B]. Subtract ½” from that measurement and order that length.Measure from the top of the rod pole to the apron
[C]. Order that length.Measure from the top of the rod pole to the floor
[D]. Subtract ½” from that measurement and order that length.


Pinch-pleated draperieses

To replace existing draperies: Simply measure across the top of both panels. Order that width. Next, measure down the side of one of the panels. Order that length.
To measure for new draperies:Determine width: You will first need to determine your rod width.Determine drapery length: The rod should be positioned at least 2” to 4” above the window so pleats are not seen from the outside. Measure for length from where the top of the rod will be positioned to the desired length. Most common lengths are to the windowsill
[B], just below the window trim (or apron)
[C], or to the floor
[D]. If using a decorative traverse rod or pole with rings, measure from the eye of the carrier or ring to the sill, apron or floor. Apron is normally calculated by adding 6” to the height.