When choosing window treatments for large windows, it’s quite likely for you to be paralyzed by the number of options available in the market. Large windows can be tricky to accessorize. A poor window treatment will not only compromise the style factors but also defeat the purpose of a large window, i.e., setting the right light and tone of appeal.
DON’T FALL FOR “STANDARDIZED” OPTIONS
Just to set the record straight and debunk every myth, no two windows are the same. You might spot similar-looking windows. That doesn’t mean they are exactly the same size. Even a tiny difference or a variation can break the design flow theme of your space. Treat your window uniquely and always measure.
MEASURE THE SIZE OF THE BLINDS, NOT THE WINDOW OPENING
Depending upon how you want your mini blinds for large windows to hang, you need to take end-to-end and edge-to-edge measurements of your window opening. You might not want your blinds to cover the windows entirely and leave some space towards the edge. Whether it’s a dressing room or a window treatment, a lousy fit never bodes well.
WHILE REPLACING, CONSIDER MEASUREMENT OF THE NEW ONE
This is another mistake that most homeowners tend to make. They kind of assume that the new installment is going to be the same as their old one. It is important to note here that different brands follow different standards of measurement. Also, the measure of your old blind is based on the window opening. If you order your new one based on this, it might come too small.
THE TRIFECTA OF MEASUREMENT
There’s a golden trifecta of measurement you need to follow- top, middle, and bottom. Taking the fit at these three locations will ensure a perfect fit for your blinds. Plus, there’s hardly a window that is square ever.
MOLDING OR TRIM MATTERS
For windows with moldings or trims, measure from far left ridge to far right edge of the trim. For blinds with end mount brackets, take ¼” deduction from the measurement to create space and allow more room for the bracket to fit onto the trim. Measure height form the top edge of the mount to the bottom edge. For mounting the blind above the window trim, start the measurement at least 2” above the top edge of the trim and measure till the bottom edge. Make sure there’s enough depth in the inside mount for proper mounting.
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