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Measure Your Window Shades

Measuring your windows is usually recognized as the most intimidating part of any window shade order process – but it’s pretty simple and we are here to help.

Recording your window measurements accurately is important to ensure we make your shade properly for an exact fit. Please follow our recommendations below and don’t be afraid to call 1-888-608-6611 or live chat us should you have questions or need assistance.

Select the shade type below for specific instructions on measurement and installation.

Artisan Custom Shades

Step by Step: How to Measure for Artisan Custom Shades on an Inside Mount

*Simple Fit Installation is available with Inside Mount only. Outside Mount is available upon request. Please contact us for more information on Outside Mount options.

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Step 1: Measure for Inside Mount

Using a metal measuring tape, measure each window individually (It’s common for window frame measurements to have slight differences, even in the same room).

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Width:

Measure the inside window frame at the top of the window.

Height:

Measure the inside window frame at the middle of the window.

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Step 2: Record Measurements

Record these measurements rounding down to the nearest 1/8"

Ex: 36 3/16” will round down to an exact measurement of 36 1/8”

Ex: 36 5/16” will round down to an exact measurement of 36 1/4 ”

*Note: Do not factor in any clearance deductions; the factory will make the necessary deduction for your shade to fit properly.

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Step by Step: How to Measure Artisan Custom Shades on an Outside Mount

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Step 1: Measure for Outside Mount

Using a metal measuring tape, measure each window individually (It’s common for window frame measurements to have slight differences, even in the same room).

Width:

Measure the outside of the window frame.

Height:

Measure the outside of the window frame.

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Step 2: Record Measurements

Record these measurements. We recommend adding 3” to these measurements (1 ” each side) so the shade overlaps the window frame for full light control.

*Note: Your recorded measurement will be used – no deductions/ additions will be made for outside mount.

For outside mount measurement and installation, removal, questions, or troubleshooting over to our FAQ, give us a call 1-888-608-6611 or Live Chat.

Artisan Select Shades

Step by Step: How to Measure for Artisan Select Shades on an Inside Mount

*Simple Fit Installation is available with Inside Mount only. Outside Mount is available upon request. Please contact us for more information on Outside Mount options.

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Step 1: Measure for Inside Mount

Using a metal measuring tape, measure each window individually (It’s common for window frame measurements to have slight differences, even in the same room).

inside mount measure
Width:

Measure the inside window frame at the top of the window.

Height:

Artisan Select shades come standard at 72" height.

tape measure

Step 2: Record Measurements

Record these measurements rounding down to the nearest 1/8"

Ex: 36 3/16” will round down to an exact measurement of 36 1/8”

Ex: 36 5/16” will round down to an exact measurement of 36 1/4”

*Note: Do not factor in any clearance deductions; the factory will make the necessary deduction for your shade to fit properly.

inside mount chart

Step by Step: How to Measure Artisan Select Shades on an Outside Mount

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Step 1: Measure for Outside Mount

Using a metal measuring tape, measure each window individually (It’s common for window frame measurements to have slight differences, even in the same room).

Width:

Measure the outside of the window frame.

Height:

Artisan Select shades come standard at 72" height.

outside mount

Step 2: Record Measurements

Record these measurements. We recommend adding 3” to these measurements (1 ” each side) so the shade overlaps the window frame for full light control.

*Note: Your recorded measurement will be used – no deductions/ additions will be made for outside mount.

For outside mount measurement and installation, removal, questions, or troubleshooting over to our FAQ, give us a call 1-888-608-6611 or Live Chat.

Easy Lift Shades

Step by Step Measure & No Tools Installation for Easy Lift Shades

Measure Window:

Measure Window

Using a tape measure for each window measure the window width in 3 locations. Use the smallest measurement.

Install Shade:

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Step 1: Trim

  • Remove bottom rail end caps.
  • Place cutting guide at exact desired width. (No clearance deduction needed; it’s already included).
  • Position the knife blade at an angle on the top of the shade at your exact measurement.
  • Press firmly cutting through rails and fabric with a rocking motion and constant pressure.
  • Trim each side of the shade to the same exact window measurement.
  • Replace end caps on bottom rail.

Head to the installation guide for more photos and videos.

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Step 2: Peel

Peel the liner.

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Step 3: Stick

Press firmly across width of shade to install it.

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Raise & Lower Shade

Pull shade down to lower, push up to raise.

For outside mount measurement and installation, removal, questions, or troubleshooting over to our FAQ, give us a call 1-888-608-6611 or Live Chat.

Original Shades

Step by Step Measure & No Tools Installation for Original Shades

Measure Window:

Measure Window

Using a tape measure for each window measure the window width in 3 locations. Use the smallest measurement.

Install Shade:

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Step 1: Trim

Trim the ends of your shade to fit the window using a knife.

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Step 2: Peel

Peel the liner.

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Step 3: Stick

Press firmly across width of shade to install it.

You can overlap two or more shades for larger size windows.

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Raise & Lower Shade

Use the included clips to raise and lower the shade.

For outside mount measurement and installation, removal, questions, or troubleshooting over to our FAQ, give us a call 1-888-608-6611 or Live Chat.

Sheer View Solar Shades

Step by Step Measure & No Tools Installation for Sheer View Shades

Measure Window:

Measure Window

Using a tape measure for each window measure the window width in 3 locations. Use the smallest measurement.

Install Shade:

trim

Step 1: Trim

Trim the ends of your shade to fit the window using a knife.

peel

Step 2: Peel

Peel the liner.

install stick

Step 3: Stick

Press firmly across width of shade to install it.

You can overlap two or more shades for larger size windows.

clips

Raise & Lower Shade

Use the included clips to raise and lower the shade.

For outside mount measurement and installation, removal, questions, or troubleshooting over to our FAQ, give us a call 1-888-608-6611 or Live Chat.

Original Arch Shades

Step by Step Measure & No Tools Installation for Arch Shades

Measure Window:

Measure WindowOriginal Arch Shades are designed to be installed an inside mount and are designed to fit a perfect ½ round circle.

First check that the base of your window is a minimum depth of 1.5” to support the Arch Shade.


Next measure both the inside center height of the arched window, as well as the base of the window frame.  

The height or radius can be found by measuring from the base midpoint (or center) to the highest point of the arch.

To get the width or diameter, measure inside left to inside right of the window frame.

If you have elliptical shaped windows, please contact us for suggestions.


Install Shade:

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Step 1: Trim

Trim the ends of your shade to fit the window using a knife.

peel

Step 2: Peel

Peel the liner.

install stick 

Step 3: Stick

Place the shade into the arch holder, then into your window frame. Fan the Original Arch Shade open and position in the window, then stick the shade inside your window frame. Using both hands, press firmly along the bottom pleats.

For outside mount measurement and installation, removal, questions, or troubleshooting over to our FAQ, give us a call 1-888-608-6611 or Live Chat.