How To Order & Install Roller Blinds

If your home’s blinds are looking a bit worse for wear, maybe it’s time to replace them and get a lovely brand new set of roller blinds to bring life back into your home’s windows.

Lots of people put off replacing their old blinds because it can be a daunting process for DIY novices, but you shouldn’t worry, getting a new set of blinds for your home is actually quite quick and easy these days. 

So, to help calm your nerves, we have this start to finish guide for ordering roller blinds, which are coincidentally the easiest type of blinds to install, so put on your reading glasses and follow along to get your brand new roller blinds!  

How to Measure for Roller Blinds

Measuring roller blinds is an incredibly simple task that shouldn’t take you more than a minute or two. All you need to do is grab a tape measure and measure the size of your window’s recess from left to right and top to bottom, ideally, you should take these measurements in three locations on your window’s recess and choose the smallest measurement to account for any wonky recesses.

How to Choose A Roller Blind

Now, that you know how big your blind will need to be, it’s time to choose a roller blind to purchase, there are a few things you should factor in like the properties of the fabric, in bedrooms you’ll want roller blinds with blackout fabrics, in kitchens you’ll want blinds made from an easy clean fabric and in bathrooms you’ll want your blinds to have a waterproof fabric. So think about where the blind will be and what properties your blind will need!

How to Order A Roller Blind

By now, you should be ready to order your new made to measure roller blind, go online and find a made to measure blinds retailer who can make your roller blind, then make your choice of which roller blind you want in your home, give the retailer your measurements and wait for them to make and deliver your new roller blinds!

How to Install Your Roller Blind

When your new roller blinds arrive in the mail, it’s time to complete the process and install your new roller blinds. This is a very simple affair, all you need is a drill and a screwdriver, the retailer should provide you with all the other parts you need to successfully install your new blinds.

To start off with, you’ll need to drill holes in your wall or ceiling for your brackets, once you have holes in place slide in a wall plug and secure the bracket in place with the provided screws. When the brackets are both in place, all you need to do now is put the blinds in the brackets, just click the roller into place in the brackets and just like that you’re done!

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