Installing roman blinds are a quick way to make your window look stylish and elegant. Plus it helps block the light and heat from
outside. When you purchase roman blinds, it will come with clips and accessories to fit it on the window frame. Read on for a fast step-by-step guide.
Materials and Tools needed:
- Safety Hook
- Wood Screws and Plugs
- Tape Measure
Step 1: Decide Where to Fix the Blind
The brackets can be attached at the bottom of the window frame (or concrete) or at the face of the wall. The former is called top fixing, while the latter is called face fixing.
Make sure to allocate a proper distance between the bracket and the window to avoid obstructions such as the window handle and locks. There should be enough clearance from the back of the blind so that when they are fully rolled down, it will not hit the window handle.
Step 2: Fix the brackets
Noting the size of the obstructions, pencil mark the distance of the bracket from the wall and from the edge. The side brackets can be fixed around 5 to 10 cm from the edge of the blind.
Double check the measurements and them pencil mark the holes of the bracket to the wall surface. Also make sure that the brackets are properly aligned and level. Drill the surface using a correct size drill bit. Insert the plugs into the holes and then screw the brackets in place.
If you’re fixing the bracket to a wooden frame, you can screw directly after making a hole using a nail and hammer.
Step 3: Position the Blinds
Open the locking arm of each bracket. The locking arm a special mechanism that holds the roman blinds in place.
Lift the blinds up towards the brackets and push the headrail into proper position. The Velcro of the headrail should be facing towards you. You have to lift a part of the Velcro to be able to slide the locking arm in the closed position. Do this on both sides. Check if the blind is securely fastened and then reattach the Velcro.
Step 4: Test the Blinds
Roll the blinds down and up to see if it functions properly.
Step 5: Install the Safety Device
Attach the safety device to the control chain and then fix it to the wall with screws. Ensure that the device is at the bottom of the loop and that it is not loose, having the right tension when operating the blind.
If your blind is corded and is not using a sidewinder mechanism, make sure that the wall cleat is at least 1.5 meters from the floor to keep away from reach of children.
We are a top quality provider of roman blinds in the Western Cape and Cape Town area with a variety of fabric and options to choose from. We can create customized blinds for your room according to your preferences. Give us a call at 800993120 or contact us today for a free consultation.