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How to Measure

Arch Top

Measuring - Inside Mount

First, measure the base width inside the arch opening.  Then measure the height at the middle (tallest) point inside of the arch opening.

 

Other suggestions:

Keep in mind that if you are ordering an arch, the height of your arch must be half the width. You will have a perfect semi-circle. If your window arch is not perfect, please call us to discuss your options (416-721-1002).

Arch Top - How to Measure

 

Drapery

  1. Select Panel Quantity

All Trendy Blinds Drapery Pricing is Per-Panel.
- Two (2) Panels will make a complete pair.

  1. Select Finished Length

Note: We recommend installing the hardware 8" above the window opening or ceiling mount.

Grommet Panels:
  • Measure from the top of the pole to the floor.
  • Add 1-1/2" to this measurement for Grommet Placement.
  • Add additional length for Puddling if desired. (See Puddling Guide below)
Flat Panels & Pleated Panels:
  • Measure from the bottom of the drapery ring to the floor.
  • Add additional length for Puddling if desired. (See Puddling Guide below)

 

  1. Select Finished Width

 

Puddling Guide - If you prefer for your drapes to Puddle here are some general guidelines:

Minimal Puddle - Small break in the fabric where it meets the floor. Add 1” - 3” to your length
Moderate Puddle - More dramatic break with some fabric resting on the floor. Add 3” - 6” to your length
Opulent Puddle - Generous amount of fabric pooling on the floor. Add 6” - 8” to your length

 

Drapery How to Measure

 

Fabric Valances

  1. Determine Valance Width

Allow a minimum clearance of 1” each side of whatever the valance is mounted over plus an additional width to accommodate any brackets or operating cords of existing window coverings (blinds or drapes) on the window.

 

  1. Determine Valance Height

Height is mostly determined by the scale of the window or the undertreatment (i.e. drapes or blinds) covering the window.  Generally, allow 15% to 18% of the height of the undertreatment, or the distance from the top of the valance to the floor.

 

  1. Determine Valance Return Size

Valance Return Size is determined by the projection of the undertreatment to make sure it won't interfere with the operation of the covering. The chart below gives minimum return requirements for most situations.

UNDERTREATMENT VALANCE RETURN

Window with no undertreatment or

Window with inside mount undertreatment

1-1/2” return
1” mini-blind 2-1/2”
2” mini-blind 3-1/2”
3-1/2” vertical blind 5-1/2”
Honeycomb shade 2-1/2”
Honeycomb shade, double cell 3-1/2”
Single-layer drapery 5-1/2”

 

Valance Returns How to Measure

 

Blinds and Shades

Measuring - Inside Mount

 Inside Mount Blind how to measure

 

Measuring - Outside Mount

Outside Mount Blinds How to Measure

 

Shutters

 Shutters - Inside Mount How to Measure

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