Home Improvement

Made to Measure Blinds & Shutters

When it comes to lining your windows, people tend to opt for one of two options – curtains or blinds. Now, the ultimate decision on this front will likely fall down to your individual needs and preferences. 

But nowadays, you’ve probably noticed that more and more people are opting for blinds over curtains. There are a few reasons for this. Blinds are easier to clean and maintain, they can have a more sleek and minimalist design and they allow you more control over the level of light and airflow you let into a room. 

They can be fully closed, fully open, partially drawn across and you also have control over the movement of the slats, giving you more control over privacy in your home without having to completely block light out. Of course, if you’ve settled on blinds, you now face the challenge of finding ones that will fit your window. 

Choosing made to measure blinds can come hand in hand with a host of benefits that you may not have considered before. So, let’s take a moment to run through them and get your journey to finding the best blinds possible off to the best start.

The Benefits of Made to Measure Blinds

So, what are some of the key benefits of choosing made to measure blinds? Here are just a few examples that highlight the perks of this type of window fitting.

  • Better fit – when you start shopping for blinds, you’ll probably start taking measurements of different windows in your home. You’ll quickly come to realise that even if your windows in your home appear the same size, they may not be exactly equal. 

You’ll also notice that there are a range of different, standard blind sizes available, and they may not match your measurements exactly. Sure, it can be tempting to opt for the readymade blinds that are closest to your window size, but unless they’re an exact match, you’re going to experience problems with them down the line. By choosing made to measure blinds, you get to choose the exact measurements of your new blinds, creating a snug fit that can effectively block out all light when the blinds are drawn closed. 

This allows your blinds to fulfil their main purpose – giving you full control over the light in your room. This also provides you with more privacy and proves more energy efficient, allowing you to keep more heat within your living space. When measuring for your blinds, just make sure that you measure the width of your window accurately to ensure that the blind will fit with its fixings at either end.


  • Range of fabrics – been shopping around but can’t find the exact colour, print of general fabric for the blinds you had in mind? When you decide to have made to measure blinds, you’ve chosen custommade blinds. This means that it’s also possible for you to choose the fabric that you want the blinds to be made from. You will gain access to a much wider range of fabrics and styles than you would when choosing readymade blinds, straight from the store shelf. 

Often, you will find that you can request fabric samples to ensure that you know exactly what your blinds will look like in your home, rather than potentially choosing something that will look different to the computer screen when you see it in real life.

Choice of linings – when you choose blinds, you’ll also have to choose linings. 

  • Again, when you choose made to measure blinds, you choose custom made blinds and will gain a lot more control over the linings that you will have backing your final blinds. Linings tend to be something that we associate with curtains, but you can have linings on your blinds too! 

A lot of readymade blinds don’t feature this, so this is definitely a benefit worth considering. This extra layer can be formed from blackout material to help block light out more effectively in your home. It could, alternatively, be a thermal layer, which will help insulate your room better too!

As you can see, there are a host of benefits to be had from choosing made to measure blinds, as opposed to ready-made, mass produced, over the counter options. Hopefully, some of the above information has provided you with further insight into the world of made to measure blinds and will help you to make the best decision to suit your individual needs and preferences when it comes to finding the perfect blinds for your home!


The Beautiful Blind Company specialises in made to measure blinds. Customers can benefit from a free consultation and free measuring services for their blinds, and you will receive a clear price for your blinds with no hidden costs, so you will know precisely what you will pay. 


All blinds are made in the UK to fit your measurements and provide a bespoke product and service. Contact “The Beautiful Blind Company”by visiting our website to find out more.