The easy way to measure for venetian blinds.

Welcome to our simple guide to measuring your windows for your new venetian blinds. You're going to love just how quick and easy it is to measure up, so let's go!

Before you get going

Designing your dream venetian blinds

The fun starts with designing how your venetian blinds will fit, so channel your inner stylist and get creative! This is about finding your dream look and getting custom blinds that fit and function perfectly.


Venetian blinds that sit outside the frame are called face fit

  • usually attached to the part of the window frame facing you
  • ideal fit for bedrooms
  • don't let much light in down the sides
  • best fit to get around chunky obstructions

OK it's time to start measuring,
let's take it step by step.

Measuring up is easy; we just need to know three things: your width and your drop measurements, and which side you'd like your cord on. Here's how to do it:

1 Measure your width

Measure the exact outside width of your window frame across the top, and write it down. This measurement will be your blind width.

Rollerblinds 1 face fit width 2020

2 Measure your drop

Measure the height of your window frame from the top of the frame down to where you’d like the blind to finish, and write it down. This may be at the bottom of the frame, just above the floor, or to match up with other blinds in your room.

Rollerblinds 2 face fit drop 2020

3 Choose your cord side

Make a note of which side you'd like your cord to be on. Think about which side is easiest to reach, obstruction free and where the cord will be least visible.

7 face fit cord 2022

4 Order your custom blinds online

You're all set to order your venetian blinds!

Design & order

Our hints and tips

Want to know our top tips for measuring up like a pro?

  • Give us your measurements in millimetres (mm)
  • Double check all of your measurements before you order
  • Always write down 'width' and 'drop' next to your measurements, so you don't reverse them by accident!
  • Only give us the exact measurements we ask for. Our team custom makes your blinds to fit your windows.
  • They make standard deductions to account for your brackets, so you don't have to.
  • Measure every window. The beauty of each house is that each window may have slight variations in size,
  • and we want all your blinds to fit perfectly.
  • We know every home is unique and we're just a phone call away if you need to chat- 1300 918 390
  • For some extra help deciding on your perfect fit, you can email a photo of you window(s) to our team: info@diyblinds.com.au

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