Sometimes installing blinds can run you into a bit of trouble. Over the years, we’ve noticed that corner windows are the one thing that customers tend to find a little difficult to get their heads around. Furthermore, thanks to the increasing modernisation of home designs, we are starting to see more and more houses that run glass windows to join in corners without any window frames. Try to work out how to fit blinds around that!

Sometimes installing blinds can run you into a bit of trouble. Over the years, we’ve noticed that corner windows are the one thing that customers tend to find a little difficult to get their heads around. Furthermore, thanks to the increasing modernisation of home designs, we are starting to see more and more houses that run glass windows to join in corners without any window frames. Try to work out how to fit blinds around that!

When you find yourself measuring for corner windows it’s important you take the following elements into consideration:

  1. There will be a gap. The first thing you need to understand is that you will definitely have at least a small gap (see diagram above). The size of this gap will depend on the type of blinds you’re measuring for. When deciding which style of window furnishing you’d like for your room, it is essential that you keep these allowances and resulting gap in mind.
  2. Decide which direction you’d like the gap to go. You will always have full coverage across one of the windows, so decide which direction you’d like the gap to face. If your corner window is at the front of your house, it’s often a good idea to have full coverage across the window facing the street. This will provide more privacy for your home.
  3. Consider a recess fit. If your windows have a frame, you may be able to utilise this space in a smart way by employing a recess fit for your blinds (this of course depends on the blind you choose and the depth of the frame). If this is the case, it is important to still keep in mind the width required for different blind types. There are a couple of benefits to a recess fit: they allow the control mechanism to be neatly tucked away, and the blinds can be completely lowered without covering up the sill, which means you can utilise the bottom of the frame to display ornaments and knick knacks.

Still stuck? Ask an expert

If you do run into trouble when installing your corner window blinds, remember that our design experts are always only a phone call away. We’ve served so many customers over the years that we’ve encountered almost every viable problem out there when it comes to installing blinds. Because these things are often hard to explain over the phone, we encourage customers to take photos that our designers can mark up to help make the measurement process as easy as possible.

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