How To Install Cordless Roman Shades | Pottery Barn

How To Install Cordless Roman Shades | Pottery Barn


Our cordless shades are designed for safe
and easy operation. Without cords and strings, our shades have
a clean look and are able to glide up and down without
any hassle. Our Roman Shades have the ability to be mounted
either inside or outside of your window frame. First, you must measure your window
before choosing an inside or outside mount. Inside mounted shades are contained within
your window frame. Many people prefer an inside mount because
it provides a finished, built-in look without covering
the window molding. It is also suggested for the first layer
of a layered window treatment. For an inside mount, your window should be
square. To check for squareness, measure diagonally
in both directions. If measurements differ by over a half an inch,
or if your frame isn’t deep enough for the style
you’ve chosen, you should use outside mount.
Outside mounted blinds or shades are mounted on your wall or molding.
They are often used to make a window appear larger or
to hide a less than attractive window, when windows are not square
or when there is not sufficient frame depth for inside mounting.
Outside mount requires at least two inches of flat surface
above your window or on the window frame for mounting brackets.
Using a tape measure, measure the area you want to cover,
including any overlap on the surrounding wall. For installing Roman Shades we recommend a
screwdriver, and a power drill with a 1/8 inch drill bit.
If you have chosen to mount your cordless shades inside,
it requires four easy steps to install the brackets.
To begin your inside mount installation, use a tape measure to measure the length of
the headrail and then use this measurement to make two end
of headrail marks centered along the top of the window frame.
Hold one of the C-shaped brackets against the top of the window frame.
Hold the bracket straight and orient it and then use a pencil to mark the frame
through the two openings provided at the top of the bracket.
To prevent any wood from splitting when screws are secured,
we recommend that the pilot holes be drilled at the marked locations for the brackets.
Use a power drill and a 1/8 inch drill bit to
drill a hole at each mark that is about 1 inch deep.
Use a screwdriver and the two provided long screws
to secure each bracket to the top of the window frame
at the marked locations. Now, it’s time to mount the headrail to the
brackets. Position the headrail so that it aligns with
the two mounted brackets and simply secure the headrail
by pushing it into the open end of the brackets. Make sure that the headrail is centered between
the brackets. Once the headrail is properly centered within
the brackets, use a screwdriver and a provided short screw
secure the mounted headrail to each end bracket. Mounting your shade on the outside of the
frame requires the same steps as for inside the
frame, except for the position of the brackets.
To operate the shade, pull the shade down by the handle to your desired location.
It will automatically lock into place. To lift the shade, you must first pull the
shade down a short distance and it will unlock from the
location and retract upwards.


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