What are standard sizes for window shades?
If you’ve ever wondered what the standard size of window blinds is, the standard window length ranges from 36 to 72 inches, and the standard width ranges from 24 to 60 inches.
How much longer should Shades be than window?
You’re not measuring the width of the window itself necessary. You’re measuring the window you would like the blinds to cover. If you wish to maximize privacy and light control, plan the set of blinds to extend as much as three inches beyond both sides of the window.
Do you size up or down for blinds?
Measure the height of your window opening in three places: left, center, and right. Use the smallest measurement if you’re measuring for sheer shades, vertical blinds, solar shades, or roller shades. For all other blinds and shades, use the longest measurement. Order at the exact opening size with no deductions.
How do I know what size blinds I need?
Measure both the width of the window and the height of the window. Consider adding an extra 3 inches to the width and height for optimum light control and privacy. Extending the blinds outside the window will also provide the space needed for the mounts and help the window appear larger than it actually is.
Is it OK if blinds are too long?
Horizontal blinds that are too long look bad, but also create a serious safety hazard for young children. Fortunately, shortening them is easy—all you need are scissors and a screwdriver.
How do you cut a shade that is too long?
Cutting down the slats
- Align the slats so that they are even.
- Using a clamp or rubber bands, secure the slats together into position.
- Wrap the slats with masking tape to prevent chipping.
- Measure where you want to cut and mark a line with your pencil.
- Lay them on the saw and line up the blade where you need to cut.
Can you shorten roller shades?
Roller window shades are relatively easy to shorten. Unlike blinds that involve strings and pulleys, window shades are shortened by cutting the fabric where it attaches at the roller. When the shade is too long, you can shorten it to pull down to the window sill instead of beyond the sill.
Should blinds sit on windowsill?
Generally, blinds are usually fitted within a window recess and are fitting so that they touch or sit just above the window sill.