Blinds.com makes it easy to install new blinds. Follow our How to Install Wood Blinds guide for step-by-step instructions.

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Tools You Will Need

  • Steel Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Level tool
  • Step ladder (if necessary)
  • Screwdriver or power drill (with ¼” hex driver and drill bit)
  • Hammer

Helpful Hints Before You Begin Installing Wood Blinds:

  • Carefully unpack your blinds and all mounting hardware.
  • Familiarize yourself with the contents of the box and ensure all installation hardware is included.

How to Install Inside Mount Wood Blinds

If you measured for inside mount wood blinds, follow these simple installation steps:

  1. Position your mounting brackets at reference points that are flush and level with the window frame – mark the screw holes with a pencil. If your blinds were ordered with a decorative valance, make sure to set your brackets back a little more to allow room for the valance to sit. We recommend marking diagonal holes to ensure a secure installation. To make it easier to fasten your screws, create starter holes by tapping a screw with a hammer or using a drill bit.
  2. Fasten two screws to secure your first bracket, and repeat the steps for the bracket on the opposite side of your window. Once they are straight and aligned, fasten and tighten any remaining screws.
  3. Install any additional support brackets that may be included. Use a steel measuring tape or level tool to ensure alignment. Center support brackets will need to be positioned off-center to not interfere with any internal mechanisms.
  4. Snap the included valance clips over the front lip of the headrail – space your valance clips evenly as to not interfere with any mechanisms inside the blinds.
  5. Slide the headrail into the brackets. Close the bracket covers by pressing up on the bottom of the bracket with your thumbs while lowering the front part of the bracket until they snap into place.
  6. Snap the valance into your valance clips.
  7. Test your new blinds. Use the pull cord to slowly raise and lower your blinds, and tilt your slats by either adjusting the tilt cord or rotating the wand.

How to Install Inside Mount Wood Blinds

How to Install Outside Mount Wood Blinds

If you measured for outside mount wood blinds, follow these simple installation steps:

  1. Position your blind on the wall surface or window trim. Use a pencil to mark the left and right outside edges along the bottom and sides. Make sure your blind is centered and level.
  2. Align the side and bottom of your first mounting bracket along the inside of your pencil mark and fasten to the wall with screws. Repeat this process for the opposite mounting bracket.
  3. If you have a center support bracket, install it slightly off-center above a section of the head rail so it will not interfere with the operation of the blind cord.
  4. Snap the included valance clips over the headrail – space your valance clips evenly as to not interfere with any mechanisms inside the blinds.
  5. Slide the headrail into the brackets. Close the bracket covers by pressing up on the bottom of the bracket with your thumbs while lowering the front part of the bracket until they snap into place.
  6. Attach the side returns of your valance using the supplied L-brackets. Snap your valance into the pre-installed clips.
  7. Test your new blinds. Use the pull cord to slowly raise and lower your blinds, and tilt your slats by either adjusting the tilt cord or rotating the wand.

How to Install Outside Mount Wood Blinds

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