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A DIY Guide on How to Install Blinds


Adding blinds to your windows is a simple and inexpensive approach to improve your home’s insulation, visual appeal, and management of natural light.

There are two common methods for installing blinds: inside the window jamb (inside-mount blinds) or on the wall above the window (outside-mount blinds).

Inside-mounted blinds are more popular because they provide better insulation and don’t obscure the window’s ornamental trim. However, the blinds might not be able to be installed from the inside if the window sill is too thin. If you want to hide the window frame or simply block more light, outside-mount blinds may be the way to go.

You should take the time to make sure the blinds are installed correctly. This means getting accurate measurements, having the right tools, and following a step-by-step process to make sure your blinds are installed securely and quickly.




Installing blinds begins with taking precise measurements of the window frame.  If you want your blinds to fit snuggly in the window recesses, you’ll need to take precise measurements of the frame’s width and height. Measure the height from the top of the frame to the sill as well as the width of the frame at the top, middle, and bottom. Consider any potential obstacles, such window locks or handles, that might hinder you in installing the blinds properly.


Choose Appropriate Blinds


Now that you know how big or small your window is, you can choose the best blinds for it based on your dimensions. You can choose from a wide variety of blinds, such as roller blinds, vertical blinds, and Venetian blinds. When choosing blinds for your windows, it’s important to think about the size of the window, how much light you want to block, and the aesthetics of the room as a whole.


Read the Instructions


Your blinds come with a manual, so make sure to read it. The vast majority of blinds are installed in the same manner, requiring the drilling of brackets into the window frame and the final insertion of the blind’s top into the hardware. There may be some customisations to your blinds that need to be done before installation. If you want to know what you’re doing, read the instructions carefully.


Gather the Tools


The next step is to assemble all of the necessary equipment and materials for the setup. This will typically include a screwdriver, a level, a pencil, and a set of screws. Depending on how high your window is, you might also require a stepladder. Check the manufacturer’s directions to see if you need any special equipment.


Brackets and Headrails


Now it’s time to put up the brackets for your blinds. Mount the brackets to the window frame at the points you outlined in pencil. Check the straightness of the brackets using a level, and then use a pencil to mark the spots where the screws will go. Attach the brackets to the frame by screwing them into holes pre-drilled with a drill bit slightly smaller than the screws.

Once the brackets are in place, you will want to install the blinds’ headrail. Typically, blinds will come with a headrail that simply snaps into the brackets. The headrail needs to be carefully inserted into the brackets and then snapped into position.


Attach the Blinds


The last step is to secure the blinds to the top rail. The majority of blinds will come with a clip or hook to attach to the headrail. Hang the blinds from the headrail in a straight line and make sure they are evenly spaced. If the blinds aren’t moving as smoothly as they should, try adjusting the tension.

Blinds4U offers blinds for sale in various locations in South Africa. If you liked this article, you might also find the best blinds for kitchens interesting, as well as, the best blinds and curtain trends for 2023.