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A bedroom with a white roller blind and sheer white curtains

Overview

Roller blinds are a cost-effective way to add style, colour and privacy to your room. They're easy to install and come in a range of fabric styles and colours.

Steps

1Gather your tools and materials

Below are all of the tools and materials you'll need to complete this project.
A power drill and drill bits.

2Measure the size of your window

Make sure you've got everything you need and that you've measured up the size of your window. Take your specs to your local Bunnings store and they'll let you know when your blind is ready. Most roller blinds come in a kit, which includes everything you need – brackets, screws, the blind and a safety tension device. 

A person measuring the width of a window

3Mark up where you want your brackets

You may want to mount your roller blind either in the window recess or on the face of the window – the brackets contained within the kit are universal, which means you can use them for either face or recess mounts. With a pencil, mark up where the brackets should go and decide which end you want your chain to hang from. The ball chain mechanism can be easily changed from left to right by swapping at the pin end.

A person marking the position for drilling holes at the top of a window opening

4Drill a pilot hole

You will need a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the screw you will be using. There are two types of bracket – the pin bracket and the bracket that goes where the chain is. Ensure each bracket is on the correct side of the window frame and corresponds to the chain mechanism/pin in the blind.

A person comparing the size of a drill bit and a screw

5Screw your brackets in

Screw your brackets in with your drill – use eye protection for this bit to protect your eyes.

A person attaching a bracket at the top of a window opening using a cordless drill

6Hang your blind

If you've got a small window you can probably do this yourself, but ours was bigger so we enlisted a friend. Mount the blind into the brackets. Make sure you secure the chain end first.

Two people installing a roller blind in a window

7Secure your chain

This last step is an important one. The chain on a roller blind can be a choking hazard for children, so make sure you secure this using the safety tension device in your kit. Thread the chain through the safety bracket and attach it to the window frame by screwing it in.

The chain from a roller blind being secured in a mount before the mount is secured to the window frame

8Sit back and relax

Your blind is up, you've got your privacy – and no more sun waking you up at 5 o'clock in the morning, winning!

An installed roller blind in situ

9Keep watching

Watch the full episode and more D.I.Y. projects from Make It Yours Episode 2: Master Bedroom Makeover by Geneva.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.