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How are Roman Blinds fitted?

A handy guide to fitting Roman blinds

How are Roman Blinds fitted?

A handy guide to fitting Roman blinds

Curtains or blinds are a sure way to inject some personality into a room. Add a pop of colour, whether you opt for subtle shades or pretty prints - blinds can frame and emphasize windows against the décor of your room.

The wide variety of styles, colours, and fabrics that can be applied to Roman Blinds make them versatile and stylish. Whether your decor is traditional or modern, Roman blinds can enhance your room while being easy to operate and convenient to clean. So, we all know Roman Blinds are a pretty great addition to a window, but how are they fitted?

Fitting Roman Blinds is a relatively simple task and our step-by-step guide will ease you through the process. Here’s what you’ll need before you get started:

  • Spirit level
  • Pencil for marking
  • Tape measure
  • Masonry drill
  • Drill bits
  • Screws
  • Wall plugs
  • A chain holder should your roman blinds not have one included.

Roman Blind fitting can be done in 5 simple steps:

  1. Positioning your blinds
  2. Taking accurate measurements
  3. Fitting the brackets
  4. Attaching the Roman Blind
  5. Safety precautions

Step 1: Position your blinds

A lot of the positioning of your Roman Blinds depends on the window frame that you’re working with. Blinds can either go inside or outside of the recess. If you’re putting them inside the recess, you need to check there are no obstructions to stop your blinds from hanging flat. For example, protruding window handles and locks can interfere with the hang of your blinds or make it difficult to pull or extend them. If there are no obstructions and you have enough room to accommodate them in your recess then great, you’re good to go! However, if you’re lacking space within the recess, fitting your Roman blinds outside the recess would be the best move.

Step 2: Take Accurate Measurements

It doesn’t matter if your building is old or brand new, never trust that your windows are perfectly horizontal. It’s always best to use a spirit level. We recommend you begin by measuring the width of the window three times to find an average. When fitting blinds inside the recess, deduct an extra 5mm from your final measurement. This allows the Roman Blinds to fit snugly. For an outside fit, we recommend adding 120mm to the width so there are no gaps around your blinds.

Step 3: Fitting the Brackets

When fitting roman blinds it is important to note that the brackets will fit approximately 110mm in from the ends of your headrail, and can be spread across the width as required.

  1. Place your brackets on the underside of the lintel where your roman blind will hang, ensure that the blind is level.
  2. With your bracket is in place, mark the positions of both holes using a pencil. This is where your screws will go.
  3. Align the holes in the bracket with the markings then slowly drill your first screw into the wall in the correct position, stopping when the screw is around two-thirds of the way in.  
  4. If your bracket has moved at all, re-align it so the bracket is in the correct position before drilling your second screw.
  5. Finish by drilling both the screws fully into the wall and securing the bracket.
  6. Complete steps three to six on all brackets.

Step 4: Fitting the Roman Blinds

  1. Take the headrail and tip it approximately 45 degrees away from you.
  2. While it is at this angle, hook the top of the clip into the brackets.
  3. Once it is hooked in push the headrail down and forward until you hear it click into place.

Step 5: Safety Precautions

You’ve successfully installed your Roman Blind, congratulations! But there is still another important part of the process - the finished job must be safe for the rest of the family. The low hanging strings and chains that operate your new roman blinds can pose an entanglement and strangulation risk to young children and pets. To avoid this we recommend fitting your chain away from any furniture such as beds, cots or chairs. Check out our blog “How do you childproof roller blinds with chains?” to learn how to fit your device safely.

Visit https://weloveblinds.com/how-to-fit/16-fitting-roman-blinds for a downloadable PDF with instructions and more information on fitting your Roman blinds.

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