Three simple steps
1. Measure the maximum scope of installation
2. Decide the covering area within the scope = the size of curtain
3. Start to choose your favorite collections
※ The covering area of some type of curtains may recess due to the components on both sides.
For more information, please check "Spec" introduction in every product page, or contact our staff.
How to measure? The following is the detailed instructions of each step:
1. Obtain the complete information of measurement
The curtain width and height from【MSBT Maison Boutique】are the overall size including components installed
Measure the size of windows or other installation areas accurately can prevent these awkward situations from happening: unfitting oversized headrail, unable to install because of shallow frame, or cannot cover the window due to downsized drape etc.
■ Common obstructions around window such as wall, corner, roof beam, air-conditioner, pipeline, furniture, wooden blinds box decoration, etc should be taken into consideration to make sure the covering area of curtain remain intact and complete. Also, the height between the bottom of window and the floor are the references for the length of ballchain cord.
2. Choose Inside Mount or Outside Mount
The frame here does not refer to the metal frame of window, but the window recess. Do not measure th area of glass only.
The following pictures show the different effects of Inside Mount and Outside Mount.
■ Inside Mount: install inside the window recess
Neat and tidy outlook, suitable for solid materials like roller blinds,venetian blinds, other blinds with solid material etc.
■ Outside Mount: install on the surface, wall, or ceiling beyond the range of frame
Can cover the window completely without light leaking in; also hide window frame, increase covering area and reduce light leak in from surroundings. Also can serve the purpose of covering windows and adjust visual effect of the space. Suitable for curtains, gauze and other drapery with soft material etc, preventing windows from being covered after the curtain is drew.
STEP 1 Measure blind width
Measure the in-frame width + extra width expected to cover = width needed
STEP 2 Measure blind height
Measure the in frame height + extra height expected to cover = height needed.
■ Extra 7~10cm is suggested on top of in-frame width and height.
Actual possible covering area depends on the environment or effects.
■ If there is a curtain box.
For overall visual and aesthetic balance, outside mount installation is a popular method to it fill up the space within the
curtain box, even for hard material blinds.
↑ 2 pics from the left are inside mount. The pic at the right side is outside mount.
Decide and record the sizes of inside mount or outside mount.
！Notices on window sizes！
■ Width and height can’t exceed the range within STEP 1 .
■ The installation and covering area of blinds should be flat and smooth. No obstacles.
■ For installation within curtain box or inside mount, reduce 0.5~1cm is suggested to leave some buffer, in case some adjustments are needed.
■ The sizes of finished products are the total height and width (including systems).
！Illustration of window / curtain box sizes！
Yes, that's right! You can see that measuring and buying your own curtain is not that hard. All you need is these three steps, and finish size measurement. Now, get ready for shopping!