How To Install Roman Shades

By following these guidelines, installing our custom roman shades is a simple task. For detailed instructions, you can download the specific product instructions below.

Tools Needed

  • Metal Tape Measure
  • Screwdrivers (both flat & Phillips head)
  • 1/4" Nutdriver
  • Safety Glasses
  • Drywall Anchors
  • Pencil
  • Drill with Bits
  • Level
  • Ladder (if necessary)

Getting Started

  • IMPORTANT: If bound, do not remove binding, until the shade is installed in the window.
  • Double-check the headrail for the proper width.
  • If installing several sets of shades, be sure to match them with the appropriate windows.
  • Check the installation surface to ensure you have suitable fasteners and tools.
  • Lay out and organize all parts and components.
  • Order will include the correct number of installation brackets for your shade width.
  • Shade orders may also include spacer blocks or extension brackets, if they were specified, for added clearance.

 

Inside Mount

Step 1: Mark the Bracket Locations

1. Before marking bracket locations, ensure that your bracket placement will not interfere with any components inside the headrail.

  • Click here for additional details about minimum depth.

2. Mark 1 - 2" from each jamb for bracket location.

3. With a pencil, mark the longer, oblong drill hole locations through the top of the holes of the bracket, 2 holes per bracket.

4. If more than two installation brackets come with your order, space additional bracket(s) evenly between the two end brackets, no more than 30" apart, and mark drill hole locations.

Step 2: Install the Brackets

1. Pre-drill screw holes.

  • If installing brackets into wood, use supplied screws.
  • If installing into drywall, use anchors in combination with supplied screws.

2. Screw in brackets at marked locations, 2 screws per bracket.

3. Ensure all brackets are square with each other.

Step 3: Install the Shade

1. Hang the curved front side of the headrail on the front lip of the brackets.

2. Rotate the headrail backwards toward the window until a snapping sound is heard. This will let you know the shade is engaged in the brackets.

Outside Mount

Step 1: Mark the Bracket Locations

IMPORTANT: The rear of the brackets must be flush against a flat mounting surface. Do NOT mount brackets on curved molding.

1. Center the headrail over the window opening at the desired height.

2. Use a pencil to lightly mark each end of the headrail.

3. Mark approximately 1 - 2" in from each end of headrail for the installation bracket locations allowing 1/4" between bottom of the installation bracket and the top of the window molding.

4. With a pencil, mark the installation brackets or extension bracket screw locations through the larger, oblong rear holes of the bracket, 2 screws per bracket.

5. Use a level to ensure all brackets are aligned.

6. If more than two installation brackets come with your order, space additional bracket(s) evenly between the two end brackets, no more than 30" apart, and mark drill hole locations.

Step 2: Install the Brackets

1. Pre-drill screw holes.

  • If installing brackets into wood, use supplied screws.
  • If installing into drywall, use anchors in combination with supplied screws.

2. Screw in brackets at marked locations, 2 screws per bracket.

3. Ensure all brackets are square with each other.

Step 3: Install the Shade

1. Hang the curved front side of the headrail on the front lip of the brackets.

2. Rotate the headrail backwards toward the window until a snapping sound is heard. This will let you know the shade is engaged in the brackets.