WINDOW DRESSING ▲
DO YOU KNOW HOW - AND WHERE - TO
MEASURE PROPERLY BEFORE BUYING
BLINDS FOR ALL OF YOUR ROOMS?
WE'VE GOT IT COVERED...
Where should your blinds hang? On the
inside of the recess or on the outside?
It's important to decide as this will affect
where you take the measurements.
This is suitable for bathrooms or
where you're short of space and want
to keep a dressing as flush to the wall as
possible (or if you are using multiple panels
in a bay window).
SHUTTERS SEEM TO
IN ANCIENT GREECE
WHERE THEY WERE
Placing blinds outside the window will
make it look larger and suit a shallow
recess. Bear in mind, though, that when
closed, a blind placed outside the recess will
limit access to objects on the window sill.
Use a metal rule and take three
measurements - one at each end and
one in the middle - in case the width varies.
Take into account when measuring for
your blind any obstacles that may get
in the way - is there a door knob or radiator
that will interfere with it when hanging?
THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT
COLOUR - BLACK MAY
ACTUALLY SUIT THE ROOM
BETTER THAN WHITE
PLANTATION, OR LOUVRE,
SHUTTERS LEND DIGNIFIED
AUTHENTICITY TO A ROOM
FOR THE BEST
OF ALL WORLDS
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