The easy way to install roman blinds with a cord & cleat

Welcome to our simple guide for installing your new, custom roman blinds. Your custom kit is super easy to use, so have fun as you click, slide and lock parts together.

Before you get going

Your custom kit:

OK it's time to start installing,
let's take it step by step

Installing your blind is easy and fun. Follow these 4 steps, then kick back and admire a job well done.

Here's how to do it:

1 Get organised

  • 01 A facefit roman blind cord A

    Unpack your custom kit, and lay out your roman blind on a clean floor, under your window.

2 Installing the brackets

  • 7 bracket alignment front 2022 A

    The brackets are to be fixed with the longer edge to the architrave or wall, spaced evenly. If you have allowed for your blind to be mounted above the architrave, install the bracket 20mm below the height you originally measured to accommodate for the head rail.

  • 6 side on adjustments 2022 B

    If possible, mount the first bracket between the control mechanism and the first draw cord for maximum support.

  • 5 front on adjustments 2022 C

    Mark if necessary and pre drill 1 hole per bracket (use the central hole in the bracket as it will allow for minor adjustments up and down). After drilling holes, secure the brackets with screws (wood screws have been provided).

  • 8 bracket alignment side 2022 D

    Make sure all brackets are level.

3 Positioning the blind

Take care when lifting the Roman Blinds to ensure that the head rail is fully supported at all times.

Position the blind so it’s sitting evenly on top of the brackets and central to the window.

Whilst holding the head rail in place, start from the central bracket and drill a screw upwards through the bracket directly into the head rail.

Tip: If installing blinds side by side, ensure there is a 10mm gap between the blinds.

9 positioning the blind 2022

4 Make it child safe

  • 05 A facefit venetian blinds A

    Fasten the cleats to the wall using the screws provided. Do not use tape or glue.

  • 05 B facefit venetian blinds B

    The cord must not form a loop longer than 220mm and should be wound entirely around the cleat.

  • 05 C facefit venetian blinds C

    We take Australian child safety laws seriously. The cleats must be installed at least 1600mm above floor level, because a child is capable of unwinding a cord from a cleat. See 'Let's get real about child safety' at the bottom for more info. info.


Congrats, you did it! Before you kick back and admire a job well done, don’t forget to snap some photos and share your look with us. And tag us on Instagram to really make our day.

Let's get real about child safety.

Children don't understand that a chain wrapped around their neck can tighten and strangle them in just a few minutes if they sit down, roll around or climb down to the floor.

Children have died when the loop went over their head or they got tangled in a loose chain while:

  • sleeping in a cot or bed near to where chains are hanging
  • playing near chains, or
  • standing on a chair, sofa or bed to look out of a window.

You must follow the Australian Government requirements when installing your blind.

  • Install your p clip exactly as per step 5 of this guide
  • Don't remove the warning label that comes attached to your blind
  • Attach your own label with your name and contact details (or the details of whoever is installing your blind for you)

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