How to String up a Roman Blind

I often get asked if my headrails are available to buy, and the answer is yes, absolutely!


You might be making a brand new blind, or be wanting to replace the headrail on an existing blind. If you have an older blind it is likely to be on a wooden batten with strings and a cleat attached to the wall; these systems can still be used however should be updated to include the necessary child safety breakaway devices.


I personally haven't used the wooden batten system since 2015 now as I find the chain operated headrails are much safer and also easier to operate. Some people argue that the old system looks more traditional, however I would argue that the strings get grubby over time, and you don't have to faff around with winding the strings around the cleat every time you want to adjust the position of the blind.


There are many headrails available on the market, my preferred manufacturer is Tulip. They are not the cheapest but are by far the best; the mechanisms are smooth and quiet, you have a choice of chain colours, and their customer service is second to none. Good hardware is really worth investing in, especially if you are using it every day.


This video will show you how easy it is to string up a blind, and will also be useful if you've got yourself a wonky blind that needs correcting!


Headrails are available to buy here.


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