Adjusting Window Cords without Cutting
When it comes to window treatments, mostly they come with standard pull cords that help in raising and lowering the fabric as per your requirements and convenience. The length of the cord defines two factors – it can make or break the aesthetics of your windows and it can also ensure the safety level of your interior. Once you are done with measuring window frames and placing orders, manufacturers will offer the right cord length for easy accessibility. But due to some reasons or measuring mistakes, you may receive a long blind cord. Window cords which are too long can affect your interior style, it may ruin the elegance of your space while posing a deathly risk for your family members. They may seem a normal string, but they can be highly dangerous for your home. As per the reports each year, hundreds of kids and pets end up suffering injuries after getting tangled up in the cords. So it is always best to trim the cord to a length that is comfortable and safe because taking precautions will avoid unnecessary damages.
No matter how long a window cord you have, you can always shorten it to your desired length in order to protect your interior from every type of hazard. Most of the homeowners choose the cutting method as it sounds easy but there are many who don’t prefer this as they believe it may ruin the look of the windows and can create issues with the lift mechanism. So how do you shorten a blind cord without cutting? Well, there are some simple ways that will shorten the cords without any hassle. You can use cord cleats that will hold the cords at your desired location, ensuring safety while making windows look stunning and clutter-free. These cleats can be easily fixed to the wall on either side of the window. Knotting is the best way if you don’t want to cut down the extra blind cord. Go through this article to learn the various ways of securing the window cords without cutting them!
Disclaimer: Please follow these instructions at your own risk. ZebraBlinds takes no liability for any issues or damaged 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.
Shortening Window Blind Cords
According to many, cutting window cords is the only solution of shortening. But it may damage the look of the blinds. But in order to make the cords safe while bringing them in the right length, you have few ways. But before you follow any of those procedures, it’s essential to determine how much length you need to reduce as keeping them too short will make it hard for you to reach them and will create issues for their functionality. To figure out, lower the window covering all the way down to the window sill and pull on the cord. Then look for your comfortable length where you can easily grab them for raising and lowering, and that also ensures they are safe for your little ones. Double-check the location to avoid unnecessary problems.
Install Cord Cleats
For this task, you will require 2 cord cleats, 2 screws, and a drill. Using the cleats you can wrap the cords around them. They come with a hole in them so that you can secure them to the wall for a better result. Once you find the location that is out of reach of children to anchor the cord cleats. Take a screw and insert it through the cleat into the wall. Now, take the second cord cleat and do the same. Now, when it comes to raising your blinds, you can wrap the excess cord around the cord cleats.
Knotting the additional cords in a secure motion not only makes it safe for your arena but also offer windows a clean dramatic flair. All you have to do is determine the right length and then follow the discussed ways. There are few other decorative knotting ways available in the market, you can check them out too and follow the suitable and convenient one.
It takes a few steps to shorten blind cords to your ideal length. To get the best output, take your time and measure each cord carefully, and then install the knotting tools carefully and wrap the additional length. You can always consult with the professionals to get more ideas and inspirations!