How to fit 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

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; though fitting varies depending on the kind of blind you’re putting up.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Skylight blinds

Fitting blinds to your skylight is simple. This kind of blind installation involves mounting two side channels to the inside of your window recess, then fitting blinds easily into both of them. Whether your windows are Fakro, RoofLITE or Velux, our straightforward guide will show you how to fit blinds to your skylight without breaking a sweat.

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.

Conservatory / UPVC blinds

Fixing conservatory blinds, or fitting blinds to uPVC windows is really simple. Our innovative ‘clip ‘n’ fit facility makes blind installation super quick - no drilling or screwing necessary. Make sure your big windows are fitted out like a dream with our easy instructions on how to fit conservatory blinds.

Shutters

Placed across the width of your window, shutters are made to fit to your bespoke needs. You’ll find mounting and fixing them easy, even if you’re DIY novice. Our detailed step-by-step shutter fitting instructions will help ensure an effortless installation.

Whether you opt for a stunning Venetian blind for the bathroom or a cosy roller for the living room, fitting blinds is easy with these simple how-tos. All you need is a screwdriver and your dream blinds to get the perfect fit for your home.

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