How to Mount Window Blinds

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Blinds generally mount in one of two locations on your window. You can install a window blind on the outside of the window casing. This means you secure the blind to the molding located at the top of the window. The second location is inside the window casing. This means the blind attaches to the wood inside the window frame. The blind is very close to the glass. The processes are different.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Screwdriver
  • Hold the blind level and centered with the window casing. Mark the casing with a pencil just below the headrail on each end of the blind. Also, place a mark one-eighth of an inch past each mark below the headrail. These marks will serve as the mounting locations for your brackets. The headrail is the long plastic or metal casing of the blind that extends across the window. If you are going to place the blind inside the window casing, skip this step.

  • Place the edge of one bracket against the mark you made on the left side of the casing and secure the bracket to the window using two screws and a screwdriver. Make sure the open side of the bracket faces the window. If you want to install the window blind inside the casing, place the left bracket inside the window casing in the left upper corner and secure it to the inside casing with two screws. Repeat the process with the right upper corner.

  • Place the edge of one bracket against the mark you made on the right side of the casing and secure the bracket to the window using two screws and a screwdriver. Make sure the open side of the bracket faces the window.

  • Secure the center support bracket directly in the middle of the two end brackets. Use two screws to attach the center support.

  • Secure the valance or cover of the headrail. This process depends on the brand of blinds you purchased. Most of the time, the valance attaches with small plastic clips.

  • Place the window blind headrail into the brackets and place the covers over the brackets to lock the headrail into place.

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