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How to Measure Windows for Blinds and Shades

Whether you're a first-timer or an old DIY pro, knowing 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-by-Step Instructions

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To find the guide and videos for your Bali window treatment, select from the pulldowns below and print out the guide.

  • How-to Videos

Tools You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Steel tape measure (never cloth)
  • Power drill
  • 1/16" drill bit
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Level
  • Step ladder


  • Measure each window individually.
  • Write down the measurements in your measuring guide.
  • Round your measurements to the nearest 1/8".
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