When it comes to blinds, one can never go wrong with wooden blinds. Being part of history and traditionally themed decor, wooden blinds provide a very simple look, but another increasingly popular trend surrounding wooden blinds are faux wood blinds. They’re different but yet bring forward the same charm and appeal as wooden blinds. What’s even more popular than faux wood blinds are cordless ones! When blinds can be easily operated with a click of a button or through technology they become extremely convenient. Often understanding to install faux wood blinds is problematic for some people. What’s Great About Faux Wood Blinds?
The theme of a home or any space speaks volumes on the type of blinds, shade, or shutters one would choose. Picking window treatment is always about finding that fine balance between the kind of purpose it serves, the way it looks, and how everything together brings some form of harmony every time eyes are on it. When you look at faux wood and real wooden blinds they’re almost indistinguishable. It is extremely hard to tell them apart from each other. They’re both sturdy and elegant additions to any home that goes well with traditional, modern and contemporary decor styles.
Posing a simple, classic design, faux wood blinds are an imitation of real wood. This means that the material these blinds are made of are not real wood, but rather made from a mix of wood composites and other materials mixed. Since these are durable, they’re often suggested for rooms like the bathroom and kitchen where their charm will last long despite the surroundings. What’s great is that they will accent that rustic theme that you had in mind without letting others whom you welcome home to doubt whether your blinds are made of actual wood or not!
How to Install Cordless Faux Wood Blinds
Cordless blinds bring a whole new level of convenience. With window treatments be it drapes, curtains, or blinds you always had to be physically present to operate them, but cordless blinds provide the option of operating blinds without being next to them. They come with a motorized mechanism. Almost all types of blinds present themselves with a motorized option including faux wood blinds. Presenting the charm of wooden blinds in the most convenient way possible – cordless faux wood blinds are truly an easy go-to option.
Disclaimer: Please follow these instructions at your own risk. ZebraBlinds takes no liability for any issues or damage caused through following DIY methods. Since all blinds and shades are different, we always recommend checking with your blind manufacturer or retailer first before making any modifications to your blinds. As well, if you are uncomfortable on your own, look for the help of a professional.
How to Install Cordless Faux Wood Blinds?
Here are a few simple steps to keep in mind when it comes to installing faux wood cordless blinds:
1) Have all your necessary measurements in place. This especially includes window openings. It is important to invest in blinds that are longer and the right width as the window.
2) Now it’s time to get all the components in place. It is important here, that you install the brackets. You’ll need to take the bracket, put it on the top corners, mark to holes as per your brackets, and your judgment. You’ll need to drill in these holes on the wall. This will help in installing the brackets on the wall.
3) Now it’s time to fix the bracket. You’ll need to take to screws and with the help of a screwdriver, you’ll have to fix them in place. Repeat this and the previous step on the other side or even at the center if you have an extra bracket that goes in the center.
4) Now it is time to install another set of brackets on the blinds. These are pretty simple and easy to install as they fit easily on your faux wood blinds.
5) This step is the most important. It’s time to install the blinds into the brackets so that it holds still on your window. This is done with the help of the brackets that you’ve installed on the blinds. It’s supposed to seamlessly connect with the external brackets you fixed on your window corners.
6) There would be an extra piece that goes over the headboard of the blind. It seamlessly connects and keeps all the brackets and other components in place.
7) Finally, you pull down the blinds! If you have a few extra slats that go way past the window, you can always look for tips or tricks to cut them off.
Viola, these simple steps followed with some visual aid will surely help in the seamless installation of your faux wood blinds. Just make sure you have your toolbox measuring tape, pencil, eraser, and a piece of paper with you. This will ensure that you install those blinds undisturbed, without being sidetracked by other activities.