John lewis roller blind instructions
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A new blind is a brilliant and cost-effective way of making a dramatic impact on updating the décor of your room. Blinds come is such a wide variety of styles, fabrics and colours that you’ll easily find one that suits your style. They’re also immensely practical in providing privacy and controlling glare, offering a sophisticated means of adjusting light levels.

Before you buy your blind, you’ll need to know the exact size of the space you want it to cover. Through our shops it’s possible to arrange for our experts to come to your home, measure your windows and then, once your blinds are made, come back and fit them to a high standard. For most windows though, it’s not difficult to do this yourself and of course it’s a cheaper option. It also means you can take advantage of our super 7 day made to order service if you can’t find quite what you want in terms of size or design in our ready-made selection.

Our buying guide gives clear instructions on how to measure accurately for a blind, and helps explain what you need to consider when choosing the blind most suited to your needs. But nothing quite beats actually seeing a professional do it, so we’ve produced a number of videos to guide you in getting a perfect fit for a venetian or roller blind.

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And if you have small children, you might want to consider fitting a spring mechanism roller blind, (a safer option as there’s no dangling cord to worry about), so there’s a video to help there too. However, all our corded blinds have to come with a safety system that eliminates the potentially hazardous cord loop – find out more about child safety and new legislation here

Our presenter, Martin, has many years of experience as estimator and fitter for curtains and blinds at John Lewis Kingston – follow his advice and you’ll soon be able to stand back and admire your new blind.