How to Install Cleats for Roman Shades

Roman shades are flat window treatments that form folds when raised.

Like many other window treatments, such as cellular shades, blinds and silhouettes, Roman shades have control cords that hang on the side of the treatment. These cords should be tied on a cord cleat installed in the side of the window frame when not in use to keep the cords out of the reach of children due to the danger of strangulation. These cord cleats are easy to install.

Hold the cord cleat at the side of the window frame or wall adjoining the window opening next to the installed Roman shade at a height that will hold the cord out of the reach of children.

Use the pencil to mark the location of the screw holes in the cord cleat on the window frame or wall.

Use the cordless drill with the 3/32-inch drill bit to pre-drill the screw holes at the pencil marks.

Use the cordless drill with the Phillips-head screwdriver bit to install the cord cleat at the pre-drilled screw location marks.

Tie the cord of the Roman shade out of the reach of children when not in use.

Things You Will Need

  • Cord cleat
  • Pencil
  • Cordless drill
  • 3/32-inch drill bit
  • Phillips-head screwdriver drill bit

About the Author

Interior Designer Michael Foley began writing in 1964 and has been publishing informative design-related articles since becoming "Redbook Magazine's" Home Furnishings Editor. He wrote for CBS Television and "The Herald" in New York and his writing has appeared in "Architectural Digest," "Palm Beach Life" magazine and the "Palm Beach Post." Foley studied at Niagara University and the New York School of Interior Design.