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Measuring for Roman Shades

Sew Lovely roman shades can be mounted inside or outside.  They can also be mounted on the top of your window casing, on the wall, or on the ceiling if you'd like.  You may need additional hardware if you choose to mount it that way.  Inside mount is recommended if you want better blackout coverage.  Accurate measuring is key to good blackout coverage.  Please send me a photo if you need some help measuring. You may also wish to hire someone to measure for you if you aren’t confident about your measuring.

OUTSIDE MOUNTED ROMAN SHADES
Installed outside the window casing, directly on the wall or molding, providing more coverage and privacy.  The wood is mounted so that it is about a 3/4" projection when mounted (for corded shades. Cordless shades have a larger projection).  If you'd like the shade to mount on top of your window, on the window frame itself or above the frame, please measure across the exact width you will need the shade to be to cover the window completely from the position you plan to mount the shade. The finished shade needs to be larger than the inside of the window casing and the glass.  Also, provide the length you'd need to be covered. Mounting the shade above the frame on the wall or on the frame itself will require more of the window to be covered (see photo) So please measure accordingly to assure the glass is covered. For optimal blackout coverage you may wish to do an inside mount, as some light might seep through on the sides only of a blackout outside mount shade.

Example of an Outside Mounted Roman Shades mounted over blinds

Example of an Outside Mounted Roman Shades mounted over blinds

Outside mounted roman shades. Leave a little bit of space in between windows. Make sure there is equal space/trim on the left and right of the double window. Measure A to B for width of both shades. Measure A to C for length of both shades. Mount shade on trim above glass. This can be any place on trim that you'd like. Measure down to the sill.

Outside mounted roman shades. Leave a little bit of space in between windows. Make sure there is equal space/trim on the left and right of the double window. Measure A to B for width of both shades. Measure A to C for length of both shades. Mount shade on trim above glass. This can be any place on trim that you'd like. Measure down to the sill.

Measuring the Length For  Outside Mount Roman Shades . Measure From Sill To Whereever You Want it To Mount On Top (Your Preference)

Measuring the Length For Outside Mount Roman Shades. Measure From Sill To Whereever You Want it To Mount On Top (Your Preference)

Outside mount measuring for roman shades on a door. A to B= Length and B to C= Width. Make sure to avoid the door knob. The length doesn't have to be exactly like the blue lines in the photo, as the shade can mount as high and go as low you'd like, so long as it clears the top of the door.

Outside mount measuring for roman shades on a door. A to B= Length and B to C= Width. Make sure to avoid the door knob. The length doesn't have to be exactly like the blue lines in the photo, as the shade can mount as high and go as low you'd like, so long as it clears the top of the door.

Outside mount roman shade. Mounted on trim. A to B= Width and A to C= Length. Shade should have equal amounts of trim exposed on the right and left. Roman shade should touch the sill on the bottom.

Outside mount roman shade. Mounted on trim. A to B= Width and A to C= Length. Shade should have equal amounts of trim exposed on the right and left. Roman shade should touch the sill on the bottom.

INSIDE MOUNTED ROMAN SHADES
Installed inside the window casing. This is a clean look and is nice if you have nice moldings and trim to be exposed. It provides better blackout coverage than outside mounted shades.  The wood is rotated so it is about 1 1/2 " deep into the casing.
If you'd like the shade to mount INSIDE your window, please provide us with the exact measurement of the window, length and width (exact, minus 1/4”) (not the glass but the actual window casing against inside the frame and around the glass).   Subtract about 1/4" from the actual width so it is not too tight.  The shade will fit snug inside the window frame. Your casing should be at least 1 1/2" deep for the roman shade to fit properly and not stick out.  If you have a very shallow casing you may wish to do an outside mount option.  

Example of an inside mount roman shade

Example of an inside mount roman shade

Inside mount roman shades. Measure the inside part of the casing from A to B at the smallest width at the very top where the board will mount. For length, measure A (very top of inside casing to C (C being the window sill)

Inside mount roman shades. Measure the inside part of the casing from A to B at the smallest width at the very top where the board will mount. For length, measure A (very top of inside casing to C (C being the window sill)

Inside Mount Width Measurement. Use inner most part of the trim.

Inside Mount Width Measurement. Use inner most part of the trim.

Measuring for inside mount roman shades. Width of inner most trim, minus about 1/4”. And Exact measurement of length from top of window to the sill.

Measuring for inside mount roman shades. Width of inner most trim, minus about 1/4”. And Exact measurement of length from top of window to the sill.

Inside Mount Roman Shade Measuring

Inside Mount Roman Shade Measuring

Measuring for Cornice Boards

Measure the entire width of your window, including the trim. The cornice will mount on the wall, right next to the trim.

Add 6" to the width IF you have curtains underneath and need to allow the space for the rods etc.

Add 4" to the width if you currently have nothing on your window or have inside mounted blinds/shades.

When ordering, select the final width (from the calculation above) from the drop down menu.

If you'd like a larger cornice than the options listed, please email me with measurements and the state that you live in so I can give you a quote and estimate shipping costs. Large cornices, over 48", will have 2 seams in the fabric but the pattern will be matched up nicely so it will not be obvious.