How to fit Roman blinds

Fitting your new Roman blind is simple with the help of our step-by-step video guide and handy pdf instructions.Containing all the advice and guidance you need to get it right, we’ll help you fit your blind in no time at all.

Whether you are top fixing to the inside of your recess or face fixing to the outside, we’ll show you exactly how it’s done.

The fixtures and fittings for your blind can be found within the packaging, so take care not to throw them away.

You’ll need to provide a few extra things:

  • A drill with the correct sized bit
  • A crossed head screwdriver
  • A pencil

Now you’re ready to get started.

If you need any additional advice, call our friendly team on 0845 604 9611.

How to fit Roman blinds (video audio transcript)

In this video I’m going to show you how to fit your Roman blind.

With your blind you will receive three brackets, although for a short one like this, you probably only need two. The brackets can be used for either top fixing or face fixing, depending on your preference. In addition you’ll receive a safety device, which we’ll come back to later, wall plugs and screws. You’ll need to provide a drill with the appropriate size bit, a metal tape measure, a crosshead screwdriver and a pencil.

When we measured, we asked you to look out for obstructions such as window handles and locks. Measure how far they stick out and allow enough clearance when you position your brackets. In terms of the sides there is no specific measurement, so position roughly 5 –10 cm in from the ends. Once you’re happy with the position of your brackets, it’s time to do the drilling.

Let me show you how the bracket works on the top of a Roman Blind. The bracket has a lever arm. Open the arm out into its open position, tuck the two little feet in there and as you shut the lever, it locks the bracket into position.

With the brackets in place, it’s now time to lift the blind into position. Offering it up; you need to get the front in first. What you’ll find is when you try to close these brackets, the arm will be in front of the material, so very carefully peel back the Velcro, push the arm into position and then neatly put the Velcro back. Repeat on the other side.

There is one final thing that you’ll need to do, and that’s to fit the safety device. This goes at the bottom of the loop and you need to fix it to the wall with a couple of screws. Make sure it’s not desperately tight as there needs to be a little bit of slack so you can move the cord through.

Now you’re ready to use your blind.