How To Measure

When it comes to fitting blinds, there are generally two main options: inside mount (recess fitting) and outside mount.

An inside mount, also known as a recess fitting, is when the blind is installed inside the window frame.

An outside mount fitting involves installing the blind on the wall, above the window frame.

To measure for an inside mount (recess fitting), follow these steps:

1. Start by measuring the width at the top, middle, and bottom of the window. Use the smallest measurement as your width.

When considering whether to choose an inside or outside mount for your blinds, there are a few additional factors to keep in mind:

1. Light control and privacy: Inside mounts can provide better light control and privacy as the blind fits within the window frame, while outside mounts can block more light due to the overlap on the sides.

2. Aesthetics: Inside mounts can create a clean and streamlined look, showcasing the window frame and maximizing the view, while outside mounts can make the window appear larger and can also conceal unattractive window frames. 

3. Considerations for the room: For rooms with limited space, inside mounts may be a better option as they can help save space and provide a sleeker appearance. Outside mounts can also be a great choice for larger windows or in rooms where you want to create a decorative statement. In cases where the window isn't perfectly square, opting for an outside mount might be the better choice as it provides more leeway for irregularities in the window structure. 

Ultimately, the decision between inside and outside mount fittings will depend on your specific preferences, the characteristics of your windows, and the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. Make sure to take your time and consider these factors before making your final decision. Keep in mind that precise measurements are essential to ensure a proper fit for either options.