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How to Measure for Blinds & Shades

Linen Avenue blinds and shades are uniquely made to perfectly fit your window. To make sure you receive a perfect fit, it’s important to correctly measure your windows and order the right size. Before ordering, carefully read the instructions below. If you have any questions about measuring or ordering, please contact us.

Faux Wood

  1. Find the width by measuring your window horizontally in three places: top, middle, and bottom. Take the smallest of the 3 horizontal measurements and round down to the nearest ¼ inch. 
  2. Find the height by measuring the window in 3 places vertically. Take the largest measurement and round up to the nearest ¼ inch. 
  3. Choose which mount you’re going to order. Learn more about Faux Wood Mount styles here. 
  4. For Flush Inside Mount or Partial Inside Mount, the size you measured is the size you’ll order. Your blinds will arrive ½” narrower than what you ordered, just to ensure they properly fit inside your window frame. For example, if you order 36” wide, you will receive a 35 ½” blind.
  5. If ordering Outside Mount, add 3-5 inches to the width and the height you measured and order this size.
How to Measure for Window Blinds and Shades

Cellular & Top Down Bottom Up Shades

  1. Use a steel measuring tape to find the width. Measure your window horizontally in three places: top, middle, and bottom. Take the smallest of the 3 measurements and round down to the nearest ¼ inch. 
  2. To find the height, measure the window in 3 places vertically. Take the largest measurement and round up to the nearest ¼ inch. 
  3. Decide if you want to install your shade Inside or Outside Mount. 
  4. If you decide to order Inside Mount, subtract ¼” from the width and order this size.
  5. If you choose Outside Mount, add 2 to 4 inches to the width and order this size. The extra inches will allow for extra coverage on the sides of the window.

Day/Night Shade

  1. Use a steel measuring tape to find the width. Measure your window horizontally in three places: top, middle, and bottom. Take the smallest of the 3 measurements and round down to the nearest ¼ inch. 
  2. To find the height, measure the window in 3 places vertically. Take the largest measurement and round up to the nearest ¼ inch. 
  3. Choose if you’ll order your shade in Inside or Outside Mount. 
  4. If ordering Inside Mount, order the exact size you measured. Your shade will arrive ¼” narrower to make sure it will fit the window.
  5. If ordering Outside Mount, add 3 inches to the width and the height, and order this size. 

Standard Roller Shade

  1. Use a steel measuring tape to measure the width of the top of your window.
  2. Find the height by measuring 3 places vertically. Select the largest measurement. 
  3. Decide if you’ll order your shades in Outside or Inside Mount. 
  4. If ordering Inside Mount, round down to the closest whole number. 
  5. If ordering Outside Mount, add 3-5 inches to the width and the height you measured. Round up to the next whole number and order that width. 
  6. Regardless of which mounting style you ordered, the shade will arrive with a width ¼” narrower than what you ordered. 

Cassette Roller Shade

  1. Find the width by measuring your window horizontally at the top and round down to the nearest ¼”.
  2. To find the height, measure your window in 3 places vertically and select the largest measurement.
  3. Now, decide which mounting style you’ll order – Inside or Outside Mount. See more information about mounting style.
  4. If ordering Inside Mount, order the sizes you measured. Your shade will arrive with a ¼” width reduction to ensure a perfect fit. 
  5. If you order Outside Mount, add 3 to 5 inches to the height and the width and order this size. Your shade will arrive in this exact size. 

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