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How to Measure for Blinds and Shades

Whether you're a first-timer or an old DIY pro, knowing how to how to measure your windows for blinds and shades is the first step to a successful installation. Before you shop for brand new Bali custom window treatments, make sure you have all your measurements ready to go.

Our detailed videos and measuring guides will give you all the info you need about measuring for blinds and shades. Soak in the expertise of our professional installers, then get started!

Step 1: Have the Right Tools for the Job

Getting the job done right is all about having the right tools at your disposal. Take a look below for the tools, tips, and tricks you need to get perfect measurements.

  • Use a steel tape measure, never cloth.
  • Print out the measuring guide you need. It'll be a good reference, plus you'll have a place to write down your measurements.
  • Measure each window individually. Even the smallest differences make all the difference.
  • Write down all of your measurements clearly. Your best bet is to go with pencil, just in case your first measurements need a little reworking.
  • Round your measurements to the nearest 1/8". You don't need to be perfect, but it never hurts to try.

Step 2: Arm Yourself With the Info You Need

Knowing which product you want to order is absolutely essential for the measuring process. We have measuring videos and guides for each of our product lines, so all you need to do is find the right one. Once you find your guide, read it through carefully before you start. Click Measuring Instructions to find resources grouped by product line.

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Step 3: Measure Your Windows & Order Your Product

Get it done! And remember that in the window treatment business, our golden rule is simple: measure twice, install once. Double-check all your measurements—it'll save you hassle in the long run.

After you have all the numbers down, it's time to buy! Browse online or locate a store near you to browse in person. For more advice, contact our friendly customer support team.

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