Good news, do-it-yourselfers!  Hanging Roman blinds is an easy task that can be done with simple instructions.

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To begin, equip yourself with tools, including your trusty tape measure, a pair of safety eyeglasses, a pencil, screwdrivers (Philips and/or flathead), a level, a pair of scissors, and drill with 1/16″ and 7/64″ drill bits.   Check that the blind kit includes the following: brackets for installation, screws for mounting, and additional brackets for installation which you may need as support.

Remember that different mounting techniques apply for different mounting surfaces.  The screws found inside the kit for hanging the blinds should be used only if your surface is wood.  If you’re working on wallboard or plastic, drill holes which are meant for anchors used on hollow walls.   If you have metal surfaces, drill holes then make use of metal screws that are short.  If you’re working on surfaces similar to concrete, brick, or stone, drill holes with Blinds Malta a carbide drill and use the correct plugs or anchors with the screws.

The three common types of installation of Roman blinds are: 1) inside-mount, 2) outside-mount, and 3) ceiling-mount.  Inside-mounted blinds are intended to be installed inside the window casing.  To start hanging, keep the head rail level with the topmost part of the casing.

Next step is to let the blind down so that you’ll know if you have the exact height.  After checking, hold the rail level with the casing then drill holes into the casing using the 1/16″ drill bits.  It must be through the holes (not slots) in the head rail.  If you need to level the rail, do so with a shim.  To attach the blind to the wood casing, use wood screws size 2″.

The ceiling-mounted type of installation lets the blind overlap the opening of the window. With this type, the brackets for installation are adhered to the ceiling.  To do this, the head rail must be held against the ceiling.  Next, let the blind down to see if you have the right length.  This is also to make sure that the blind clears any obstacles. As you hold the head rail, mark the spots of the head rail slots. Next step is to hold the bracket for installation next to the ceiling.  Mark it then for 2 screw holes which are to be placed diagonally. Align the brackets with the midpoints of each slot in the head rail. After aligning, drill holes and make sure you use the correct wall anchors to hang the brackets. Upon drilling holes, the head rail must be pushed on the brackets so that the posts on the brackets would fit right through the head rail slots. To secure the head rail to the brackets, use nuts.