Installing Vertical Blinds

Step-by-step instructions to install vertical blinds in 20 minutes or less!


Installation of vertical blinds is easy, fast and can be done by yourself. Everything you need to know can be found below and while these steps are specifically tailored to the blinds that we sell, they can be applied to almost any manufacturer. To start, let's take a look at what you will need.

You Will Need:

  • Brackets (included)
  • Child Safety Clips (included)
  • Screwdriver (not included)
  • Electric Drill (not included)
  • Tape Measure (not included)
  • Pencil (not included)

Please Note: Unless otherwise specified, screws and wall plugs are not included. You will need to choose the correct hardware to match your home.


Top Fixing Installation

  • Step 1

    For an inside-recess installation, brackets can be fixed to the top of the window recess.

    For an outside-recess installation, measure the blinds and window recess to determine where the blinds should sit for a symmetrical overlap. See the diagram below for details.

    A outline of a window, showing where to locate your brackets when installing

  • Step 2

    Measure a distance away from the window frame, as seen below, where you will place your brackets. Before drilling, consider any obstructions such as handles that may catch the blinds.

    Place the outermost brackets approximately 5cm inward from the end and mark the position of the hole you will drill for each bracket.

    Spread the remaining brackets evenly across the length of the blind to ensure the blind is well supported.

    A cross section view of the top of a vertical blind headrail

  • Step 3

    Once the brackets are secured to the top of the recess, clip the headrail into the brackets by angling it towards you and then pushing into position until it clicks.

    If you need to release the headrail, push on the tail of the bracket to loosen the grip.

    Tip: this step is easier if you wait to attach the vanes until after the headrail is installed.


Face Fixing Installation

  • Step 1

    For an inside-recess installation, brackets can be fixed to the window frame or wall.

    For an outside-recess installation, measure the blinds and window recess to determine where the blinds should sit for a symmetrical overlap. See the diagram below for details.

    A outline of a window, showing where to locate your brackets when installin

  • Step 2

    Place the outermost brackets approximately 5cm inward from the end and mark the position of the hole you will drill for each bracket.

    Spread the remaining brackets evenly across the length of the blind to ensure the blind is well supported.

    A closeup drawing on a vertical blind bracket

  • Step 3

    Once the brackets are secured to the wall or window frame, hook the headrail onto the brackets and secure with the provided screws.

    If you need to release the headrail, unscrew the headrail first and then gently pull away from the hook.

    Tip: this step is easier if you wait to attach the vanes until after the headrail is installed.

Attaching Vertical Vanes

  • Fabric Vanes

    Fabric vanes include a plastic clip sewn into the top of each vane, which is then lifted up and rests upon each hook.

    A diagram showing how to clip the vertical vanes onto the headrail

  • Rigid PVC Vanes

    Rigid PVC vanes include a plastic clip integrated into the blind, which can be pushed into each peg and rests upon the hook.

    A diagram showing how to clip the vertical vanes onto the headrail

Child Safety Instructions:

  • Step 1

    Hook the safety device onto the chain, then position it at the bottom to prevent excess slack in the chain.

    Please Note: child safety devices are required to minimize risk of entanglement for children or pets.

    A diagram showing how to tension the control cord

  • Step 2

    Use a pencil to mark the position of the holes you will drill and then screw into position. You will need to purchase screws and wall plugs separately to match your home's requirements.

    A diagram showing how to install the child safety clip

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