In addition to the blind, you will receive three brackets, although for a short blind like this one, you’ll probably only need two. The brackets can be used for either top fixing or face fixing, depending on what you have asked for and your preference. In addition you should have received wall plugs and screws, but you will need to provide yourself with a drill with the appropriate bit, a crosshead screwdriver, a metal tape measure and a pencil.
When it comes to positioning the brackets you need to look out for the mechanism inside the headrail. You need to ensure that you don’t position the bracket where it could foul up the mechanics of the blind. So the first thing to do is measure in from the end, the distance you will need to position your bracket. In my case it will be 20cms up, which is well clear of anything inside, but yours may differ.
The other thing to look out for is obstructions such as window catches and locks. These could also foul up your blind as you lower it. You also need to position your brackets forward enough from the frame so they clear all these obstacles. Mark the position for your brackets on the head of the frame.
Once you’re happy, it’s time to drill the holes. Let me show you how the brackets fit to the Venetian blind. You’ll notice they have lever arm. You need to ensure that the lever arm is in the fully opened position, then tuck the little lugs inside the frame of the blind. When you push the lever into the closed position, it will lock into place.
With the brackets in place, it’s time to put the Venetian Blind into position.
Slide the little levers into the closed position. The clips might be quite stiff but do persist and they will go in.
The next step is to fix the operating wand into the end.
The final thing you need to do is to fix the cleat to the wall with a couple of screws. That’s to keep your cords nice and tidy.
Your blind is now ready to use.