Blinds.com makes it easy to install new shades. Follow our How to Install Blinds.com Pick & Ship™ Shades guide for step-by-step instructions – soon you’ll have roman or top down bottom up shades in your home.

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Pick and Ship Blinds Installation

Tools You Will Need

  • Steel Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Level tool
  • Step ladder (if necessary)
  • Screwdriver or power drill (with ¼” hex driver and 1/16 inch drill bit)
  • Phillips-Head Screw Driver
  • Hammer

Helpful Hints Before You Begin Installing Shades:

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

How to Install Inside Mount Blinds.com Pick & Ship™ Shades

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

For Cellular, Pleated and Roman Shades

Clip brackets onto the headrail. Hold the shade level in place and make a pencil mark at the rear of each bracket where it contacts the window frame. A mounting bracket should be positioned about 1 to 6 inches from each end of the headrail. Wider shades that require 3 or more brackets should be spaced evenly between the 2 outermost brackets. Always position the brackets so there is no interference with the cords and/or mechanisms inside the head rail. The procedure outlined below will assure proper bracket placement.

1. Clip brackets onto the headrail. Hold the shade level in place and make a pencil mark at the rear of each bracket where it contacts the window frame.

how to snap headrail into brackets

2. Remove the brackets from the headrail.

3. To make it easier to fasten your screws, create starter holes by tapping a screw with a hammer or using a drill bit.

4. For Pre-drilling holes with a 3/32-inch drill bit. Align with holes in the brackets and attach them to the window frame using 1 inch screws.

5. Once brackets are installed, lift the headrail into position such that the front edge of the bracket is under the inner front edge of the headrail.

6. Push upward until the flexible tab at the bottom of each bracket snaps onto the back of the headrail.

7. Check to carefully to assure each bracket is properly secured.

8. Attach handle to the bottom of the shade. (Handle is designed to minimize contact with shade fabric) Wider shades have 2 handles. Top Down Bottom Up Shades will require handles on the center operable rail to allow top down operation.

Roman Shades

attaching handles for roman shades

Top Down Bottom Up Shades

attaching handles for top-down bottom-up shades

9. Test your new shades. Slowly raise and lower your shade using the handles to multiple height positions.

 

How to Install Outside Mount Blinds.com Pick & Ship™  Shades

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

For Cellular, Pleated and Roman Shades

Clip brackets onto the headrail. A mounting bracket should be positioned about 1 to 6 inches from each end of the headrail. Wider shades that require 3 or more brackets should be spaced evenly between the 2 outermost brackets. Always position the brackets so there is no interference with the cords and/or mechanisms inside the head rail.

1. Clip brackets onto the headrail. Hold the shade level at the height desired and center it over the window opening. Mark the exact location of each bracket with a pencil.

how to snap headrail into brackets

2. Remove the brackets from the headrail.

3. To make it easier to fasten your screws, create starter holes by tapping a screw with a hammer or using a drill bit.

4. For Pre-drilling holes with a 3/32-inch drill bit. Align with holes in the brackets and attach them to the window frame using 1 inch screws.

5. Once brackets are installed, lift the headrail into position such that the front edge of the bracket is under the inner front edge of the headrail.

6. Push upward until the flexible tab at the bottom of each bracket snaps onto the back of the headrail.

7. Check to carefully to assure each bracket is properly secured.

8. Attach handle to the bottom of the shade. (Handle is designed to minimize contact with shade fabric) Wider shades have 2 handles. Top Down Bottom Up Shades will require handles on the center operable rail to allow top down operation.

Roman Shades

attaching handles for roman shades

Top Down Bottom Up Shades

attaching handles for top-down bottom-up shades

9. Test your new shades. Slowly raise and lower your shade using the handles to multiple height positions.

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