How to Easily Install DIY Blinds For Your Home

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Our house is blessed (or cursed) with a lot of different sized windows, patio doors and bifolds. As a rule, I like to keep the window treatments consistent throughout the house as I like it to look cohesive.

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I’m a big fan of curtains as window dressings as it really helps frame the window and view. With so many patterns, fabrics and colours to choose from, they are an essential part of your room design and sometimes the choice can be overwhelming!

We currently live in a 1960s built property and it has a few small high windows in the bedrooms. They are fantastic at bringing more light into the house, but I really struggled with what to do with them. Thankfully, Blinds By Post contacted me asking if I wanted to try out their products which helped make the decision easier.

pink upcycled cabinet with small high window in the bedroom
Small high windows

Wooden Blinds

I was stuck with whether I wanted to go for roller, roman or wooden blinds for our smaller windows but had to think about what I would use on the larger windows in the house as I wanted them all to be the same. I have always loved wooden venetian blinds and shutters; I think they are a classic style but also contemporary and suit every home.

wooden blinds in the dining room
We had wooden blinds in our old dining room

The front of our house is south facing so it can get extremely bright and warm on a sunny day. I wanted the option to be able to provide us with some shade without blocking out all the light during the day and only venetian blinds or curtains would be able to do this.

As our east facing window in the bedroom has only a 50cm drop, curtains were out of the question so venetian blinds, for me, were the best option.

Patio doors leading out onto a balcony from the master bedroom
These patio doors are glorious but we get the sun all day in this room. It can get extremely hot!
This is what we inherited when we moved in!

Blinds by Post have a huge selection of venetian wooden blinds in different shades, materials and style. I wanted some with tapes as I feel these make more of a statement and can make them look more expensive like shutter blinds.

I sent off for some samples which were delivered the next day and we decided to go with Pure White Real Wood with Cotton Tapes. I felt the pure white was a more natural colour and would fit in perfectly throughout the house.

 

It is really easy to order. All you have to do is measure your window size (there is plenty of advice on Blinds By Post website on how to do this) and your requirements and choose your product.

I cannot stress how important it is to get your measurements exact and measure your windows a few times. I had previously ordered some blinds (not with Blinds By Post) and my measurements were out by about 10mm and they didn’t fit!

Windows

We have recently replaced the large patio doors which lead out onto our balcony from our master bedroom. We went with an anthracite grey frame as I have never been a fan of white UPVC. Eventually we will be replacing all our windows and door frames with anthracite grey, however, not all windows need replacing. 

I will write a blog post about this at a later date as I received so many questions about painting our windows when I put it in my stories on Instagram!

Our bathroom window before painting
anthracite grey window frame in the bathroom with stand alone bath
I’ve also painted the bathroom window anthracite grey. It’s amazing what a difference it makes to the room

The first job I had to do before installing was to paint the window frame anthracite grey. After reading lots of recommendations online and asking fellow keen DIYers, I bought a tin of Bedec Multi Surface Paint in anthracite grey matt. No primer is needed and after 3 coats, the windows look like they’ve always been anthracite grey!

I am thoroughly impressed with this paint and eventually I will paint all the windows that don’t need replacing in the house.

Bedec multi surface paint anthracite grey matt
It needs around 3 coats

Installation

Putting the blinds up couldn’t be easier. I wouldn’t say I am the best at DIY and power tools actually scare me! (although, the more I use them, the easier it becomes). All you will need is –

  • Your blinds
  • A tape measure
  • Drill
  • Screw driver

Blinds By Post send simple and easy to follow instructions and you will find the screws, pelmet, brackets and other fittings included.

Easy to follow instructions

 

It took me around 20 minutes to put them up. All you have to do is screw the brackets to the wall and then slide the blinds into place.

Drill ready
Bracket
Drill your holes where you want the bracket to go
Slide the blinds into the brackets and close

They also come with a pelmet so once you have put the blinds in place, screw the clips onto the pelmet and clip them in.

Pelmet clip
Screw them into place

And that’s all there is to it! It is so easy and simple to put them up and a much quicker and cost-effective way too! Our blinds were delivered 3 days after ordering and took me around 20 minutes in total to put up.

So much fresher!
My desk space. You can read about how I upcycled these IKEA malm units here.
Perfect fit
Letting lots of light in
Details
They are great at blocking out light at night
We have also installed Blinds By Post blinds in our bathroom

Eventually, I will paint all our windows anthracite grey and add these Blinds By Post Pure White with Cotton Tapes to all of our windows. They are really good quality and make the room feel bright and fresh.

Mel x

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