How to fit blinds

Once you’ve picked out your new blinds, fitting them is a simple task. To help you get them up and looking good, we’ve created guides where you can learn how to fit:

  • Roman blinds
  • Roller blinds
  • Wooden blinds
  • Venetian blinds
  • Vertical blinds

Fitting blinds

Once you’ve had a good look through the colours, designs and types of blinds on offer, accurately measured your windows and ordered your shiny new window dressing, the next step is making sure they’ll fit.

Our guides will show you how to fit blinds like an expert, regardless of your DIY prowess, ensuring your blinds will hang like a dream.

How to fit blinds

If you’re thinking about installing your own blinds, make sure you follow these steps:

  1. Decide whether a face fix or a top fix is most appropriate
  2. Screw your bracket into the wall
  3. Install the blinds onto them
  4. Attach your safety device

There are two main ways of fitting blinds: face fix, which is when you fit the brackets to the window frame, and top fix, when you fit the brackets to the lintel at the top of the window. The fit you choose depends on a number of factors, including what kind of blinds you chose, the amount of room you have and even personal preference.

With a face fix, your blinds will sit outside of the recess and overlap with the wall, giving you the added benefit of blocking any light that may appear around the edges. A top fix lets your blinds hang within the recess, saving space and creating a streamlined, snug fit. Decide on which fit you opt for before you order, as you’ll need a different sized blinds for a top and face fix.

Once you’ve chosen a fit, it’s simply a matter of screwing your bracket to the wall, installing the blinds themselves and finishing by attaching your safety device. Whether you’re a DIY pro or a beginner, we’ve laid everything out in simple, easy-to-follow steps, so you can get the job done with minimal fuss.

Whether you’ve picked out a stylish Roman fitting or modern wooden slats, simply follow the appropriate 247 Blinds installation guide to achieve windows dressed to the nines.

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How to fit Roman blinds

To hang Roman blinds, first fix your brackets, allowing room for obstructions like handles in the window recess and ensuring fixings are suitable for the wall/surface to which you are mounting them to. Next, clip your stylish blinds into the brackets and admire your handiwork. Follow our Roman blind fitting instructions to bring warmth to any space.

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How to fit Roller blinds

Once your brackets are fixed, mounting your stylish roller blinds is practically effortless – simply a case of clicking them into place. When fitting blinds, always allow room for the handle in the window recess to avoid any jamming. Our detailed step-by-step roller blind fitting instructions will help ensure a smooth and simple installation.

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How to fit Wooden blinds

To fit Wooden blinds, you’ll first need to choose your fixing. Top fix will sit on top of the bracket, face fix should be to the  side of the bracket. Next, position the bracket and mark two holes for mounting, before clipping your headrail into place. Our simple step-by-step instructions will guide you through hanging wooden blinds without stress.

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How to fit Venetian blinds

There are two ways to fit Venetian blinds: face fix is when you mount brackets to the window frame, and top fix, when you fit the brackets to the lintel above window frame fittings. Our Venetian blind fitting instructions will show you how to do both. Once fitted, the horizontal slats can be tilted easily to control light, giving your space both style and privacy.

Vertical blinds, how to fit vertical blinds

How to fit Vertical blinds

Vertical blinds, with each fabric slat fixed to its own eyelet, are easy to fit and adjust. Before you begin, always allow for obstructions like handles in the window recess that will prevent the blind from operating smoothly and make sure fixings are suitable for the surface you’re mounting brackets onto. All set? Our easy step-by-step instructions will help you hang vertical blinds in no time.