February 2013 - The Great Room

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Ordering a Perfect Fitting Roller Shade

Roller shades can bring style to any room with these three to help you order the right size. 1. Roller Shades are Ordered “Tip-to-Tip” When you order a roller shade, the width you are ordering is that of the roller tube itself, from one tip to the other- even on an outside mount shade. This also means all inside mount roller shades, like the ones above, will have light gaps on the sides. These light gaps are typically more noticeable on blackout fabrics. 2. Even Outside Mount Shades Have Fabric Deductions Since roller shades are ordered tip-to-tip, the fabric will always be about 1.5″ narrower than the tube. When you order a roller shade to be mounted on the outside of the window opening, you will need to add 1.5″ to the width of the window opening- then add the amount of overlap you would like to have on the width and the height. For example, if the window you…