How to Install Blinds and Shades

Quick Guide to Blinds Installation

Here's a quick overview of how to install blinds and other window treatments. There will be variations depending on your specific product, but nearly all categories of window coverings follow these same basic steps.

  1. Install mounting brackets
    Whether your window treatments are inside or outside mount, mounting brackets go up first. This will require a few screws, a level, and a measuring tape (to make sure your brackets are properly aligned), and maybe pre-drilling depending on your window casing.
  2. Install blinds or shades
    Next, your window covering is placed into the mounted brackets.
  3. Install Valance
    Many window treatments have valances which simply click into place.

This is blinds installation at its most basic. Certain categories of products will have notable differences (such as shutters), and some will require additional parts. For more-detailed instructions on how to install blinds, shades, shutters, and/or draperies, please select the appropriate category below.

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