Roman blinds are classical with their clean lines and modern styling. The blinds come in a variety of prints and fabric choices which allow you to determine your natural light filtration. Roman blinds can be mounted on the inside or outside of the window unit. These window treatments are long lasting. The best ones are made with a fabric protection shield to prevent colour fading from harsh sunlight. Hanging your roman blinds will take a short amount of time and effort.
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Things you need
- Curtain rod
- Small curtain rings
- Hand needle
- Nylon string
- Wood batten
- Small nails
- 3 screw eyes
Lay the Roman blind with the wrong side up. Divide and mark the blind into four equal vertical quarters. Label the left outside mark position 1. Label the right outside mark position 2. Draw a line down the entire length of the fabric on the wrong side starting at position 1. Repeat for position 2.
Make a dot mark every 15 cm (6 inches) from the bottom of each line, working toward the top.
Hand-sew one curtain ring to each dot.
Cut the nylon string in half. Insert one end of one piece through the bottom ring of the position 1 line. Tie the string to the bottom ring. Repeat for the position 2 line. Thread the strings through the rest of the rings.
Prepare the blind
Attach a wood batten on the wall behind where the curtain rod will hang with small nails and a hammer.
Insert the curtain rod through the pocket of the roman blind. Place the curtain rod in position over the window you want to cover.
Smooth the material on the roman blind to make it even along the top of the rod. Do not allow the string to get knotted or to slip out of the curtain rings.
Place a screw eye on the wood batten under each of the position 1 and position 2 locations. Mount the third screw eye on the left side of the wood batten. The screw eyes should be big enough to accommodate three nylon strings.
Thread the nylon string through the screw eyes on the wood batten. Pull both strings to the left side. Trim the ends of the string. Put the strings through the acorn, and tie a knot.
Tips and warnings
- Roman blinds come in many colours and prints. Ask the store for fabric swatches to take home to help with your decision.
- Purchased roman blinds may or may not come with hardware and curtain rings. Check your package before you purchase.
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