The brackets (hardware supporting the shade or blind) sits in the opening of the window's frame, allowing the shade or blind to look flush or nearly flush with the frame or walls. This creates a "cleaner" look and allows you to see the natural beauty of the window frame. This is the preferred way to mount blinds and shades.
- Measure the width inside the window opening at the top, middle and bottom. Round to the nearest 1/8 inch. Record the narrowest width.
- Measure the height inside the window opening at the left, right and center. Record the tallest measurement. Record your measurement as WIDTH x HEIGHT.
- Submit the exact opening for your measurements - do not take any deductions. The factory will make a slight deduction to allow for the brackets and so the treatment will raise and lower smoothly. The factory normally deducts between 1/16" and 3/8" from the width on each side and between 1/4" and 1/2" from the height.
- Measure the window opening depth (recess) to make sure there is enough room to install the mounting brackets. Most window blinds and shades require a minimum of a 1.5" opening. If your space is only 1.5", please consult with our customer service representatives to ensure the space is adequate for the shade or blind you intend to purchase for the space.
- NEVER measure existing blinds or use their specifications (from their packaging, invoices, or shipping materials) as the basis for your new blinds. Double check your measurements! There are no refunds or returns based on incorrectly measured, recorded or conveyed measurements.