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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:
Roman Blind fitting can be done in 5 simple steps:
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.
Step 4: Fitting the Roman Blinds
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.