- Determine whether you desire an outside or inside mount for the Levolor blinds. Inside mount means that the blinds sit inside the window trim, snugly against the window glass. Outside mount means that the blinds sit against the outside of the window trim. Use an outside mount to cover more window trim and an inside mount to allow more window trim to show.
- Install the brackets to hold the blinds in place. The two brackets go in the upper right and left corners to hold the blinds. If you opt for an outside mount, install the brackets to the top edge of the window trim with two screws going into the side edge of the brackets. If you opt for an inside mount, install the brackets to the inside edge of the window trim with two screws going into the upper edge of the brackets. Drill pilot holes with the drill and then install the brackets with screws and the screwdriver.
- Insert the end caps into the top and bottom edges of the blinds.
- Snap the headrail at the top of the blinds into the brackets by aligning the bottom edge of the headrail and pushing the top edge into the brackets until it clicks into place.
- Hook the slat wand into place at the upper left edge of the blinds. Open and close the blind slats by twisting the wand.
- Install hold-down brackets at the bottom right and left corners of the windows if you desire. The hold-down brackets screw into place at the bottom corners of the window and then snap onto the end caps on the bottom edge of the blinds.
Things You Will Need
- Drill (with 1/16-inch bit)
- Phillips-head screwdriver
- If you plan to leave the blinds in the completely extended position and use only the wand to open and close the slats, you might like using these hold-down brackets to hold the blinds securely in place at the window. If you plan to raise and lower the blinds with the cords, you probably don't need to use the hold-down brackets.
- Make your blinds child-safe by using cord-stops. Lower the blinds to the lowest position you will want to use them and check the cord-stops to ensure they are in the correct position. The cord-stops need to be between 1 and 2 inches below the headrail to prevent strangulation. If the cord-stops are too low, loosen the knots around the cord-stops and move the cord-stops up to within 1 to 2 inches below the headrail. Tighten the knots around the cord-stops again.