Window blinds are an essential addition to any home. They are perfect for controlling the light and heat from outside, all while adding a touch of sophistication. It may seem like an impossible feat, but it is possible to hang blinds without the drilling of holes. We’ve looked up alternative installation methods to try for a clean finish and a less costly outcome.
There are lots of ways to hang your blinds without drilling holes. Here are a couple of practical ideas for a no-drill window treatment:
- Magnetic blinds
- Tension rods
- Command strips
- Self-adhesive blinds
For any of these methods, ensure you use the right instructions to mount and remove the blinds. Improper installations may strip the drywall or paint (or both) and jeopardize your chances of getting back your security deposit.
As you can see, there are tons of creative ways to lodge your blinds. If you still need more info about these intuitive DIY window treatments, scroll down and keep reading. We’ve also added in some extra drill-free hacks we’re sure you’ll find super useful!
How To Hang Blinds Without Drilling Holes
Drilling holes to your walls may be dangerous and costly, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. Try any of the following methods to avoid any expensive mistakes in the future:
The magnets at the back of these brackets make installation a rather seamless process. If your home has metal doors in need of window coverings, these types of blinds should fit the bill just fine.
Hang these blinds on a tension rod, which you can position inside your window trim. The rods are also adjustable, making it possible to fit them in a variety of window breadths.
These provide an easy way to hang your blinds as they work in a similar way to Velcro. Make sure to apply enough pressure on the strips for a firm grip and wait for half an hour before adding your blinds. Read on for more on this.
This method of installing blinds works similarly to command strips. They are typically made of paper, and you can trim them to fit your window’s exact dimensions.
Can You Hang Fabric Blinds Without Drilling?
It’s very much possible to install fabric blinds without damaging your walls. When done the right way, your drill-free fabric blind installation can last for years.
Fabric blinds are available in various patterns that you can use to complement or accent your living room or bedroom décor. One of the most efficient ways to get them up without nailing or drilling is by using suspended rods.
This method of installation will work especially great if you have well-elevated windows. The suspension will provide a more natural finish that blends perfectly with your general room décor.
You can also use tension rods to enhance the appearance of your blinds. Simply mount your fabric blinds on a tension rod and place it inside your window trim.
Can You Adjust Tension Rods?
Yes, you can move tension rods from one position to the next. This adjustable feature works best on moderately recessed windows with a reasonable amount of space to mount the rod.
These products come in various designs of cordless window shades such as blackout blinds, pleated shades, zebra shades, roman shades, and roller shades. It all depends on your preference and budget. Due to their adjustable nature, they can fit perfectly into several window widths.
Whenever you’re adjusting your blinds, be careful not to pull the rods too hard. This may weaken the tension and cause the shades to fall.
How Do I Put Up A Blind Bracket?
Putting up a blind bracket without putting some holes on your wall or window frames is next to impossible.
If you’d rather keep your surfaces free from damage, we suggest the SCHRLING blinds. It comes included with simple hooks that you only need to stick onto your window frame.
This product is fit for windows with a width of between 14 to 47 feet, and a height of between 14 feet to 70 feet. It comes included with firm hooks and a no-drill tape adhesive that make it easy to install roller blinds on both doors and windows.
Can I Hang Blinds With Command Strips?
Command strips are an efficient way to get your blinds up. To use the strips, mount one side of the strip to the window frame or wall. The command strips come with one sticky side, but may not stick well without a little extra glue. We recommend Gorilla Glue for a secure stick.
When the strips are adequately bonded to the walls or window edges, hang your blinds by clicking the strips into place. Whenever you need to remove your blinds, simply pull the tails of the slips slowly and gently towards the floor. They will come off neat and clean without a scratch to your walls.
If this doesn’t work, for one reason or another, apply a fair amount of heat (ideally one from a hairdryer). As the heat loosens the adhesive, use some dental floss to separate the strip from the wall.
How Many Pounds Can Command Strips Hold?
Command strips have varying size and weight restrictions. For that reason, you must buy the ideal type for your window. It’s worth noting that overloading the strips with heavy or large blinds can affect their effectiveness.
Small strips can handle weights of up to four pounds, while the larger ones can handle up to 16 pounds. It would be best to settle for wood blinds since they’re light enough to be supported by command strips (they weigh approximately 10 pounds).
How Do Magnetic Blinds Work?
These temporary blinds have one super strong magnet attached to both sides. The external magnet gives them the ability to stick to metallic surfaces fast and easy.
The magnet fixes to the window’s internal glass pane that has a performance adhesive on either side. Not only does it ensure quality fixing, but it also fits precisely with the internal magnet.
The two magnets within the panes are what tilts, lower and lift the slats on the integral blind. The magnetic slider is placed on a guide on the unit’s edges. It can be placed on either the left or right hand of the glass and moves in uniform motion with the blinds.
How Do You Install Magnetic Blinds?
Magnetic blinds are very easy to hang. They typically come with at least three brackets – or disks – that you need to assemble to attach to your window blind. When you’ve attached all three brackets, place the magnetic brackets on your steel door.
The blinds snap on and off and make window-cleaning fast and easy. How effective the blind be will depend on the quality. Poor quality magnet blinds won’t stay up for long. Simple acts of adjusting or opening your door or window can easily cause the blinds to come crashing down.
When you purchase a good quality of magnetic blinds, make sure to read through the instructions and follow them accordingly.
What Are Self-Adhesive Blinds?
Self-adhesive blinds – or peel-and-stick blinds – operate on similar principles as command strips. The bracket’s upper side is typically coated with a dash of heavy-duty adhesive sealed in a protective strip. Installing self-adhesive blinds is as easy as it gets.
You just have to detach the protective strip and hold down the tape to the area you’d like to hang your blind. Most people prefer to trim the inside part of their window’s frame.
Self-adhesive blinds are available in a variety of styles and sizes and are mostly made of paper. This makes it easy for you to trim them based on your window’s precise measurements. They primarily come in two colors: black and white.
Because they occur in different designs, you can find the right blind that fits in with your kitchen, bedroom, or living room designs.
What Makes Self-Adhesive Blinds Stand Out?
The simplicity and ease that self-adhesive blinds provide can’t be compared to other no-drill window treatments. If you need to clean your window daily, adhesive blinds offer the perfect solution.
Most of them come with clips that make it possible to fold and secure your blinds in place whenever they’re not in use. This eliminates the need to uninstall them altogether. If you decide to remove them completely, the blinds can easily be stored and reused over and over.
All you need to do is replace the plastic film that safeguards the sticky side and preserve it until the next time you’ll use it. If you decide to hang them once more, simply peel off the adhesive and press it back.
Always Opt For No-Drill Window Treatments
Whether or not you live in rental accommodation, making holes on the walls is never a good idea. In most cases, there’s a nexus of electrical wires and water pipes that run through a wall. Unless you’re aware of their exact location, you risk causing some severe damage to your home or accidentally injuring yourself.
Drilling might be easy to do with the right tools and experience, but it might cost you later. For your safety and those around you, hang your blinds using the fun and easy alternatives mentioned above. We promise you won’t regret it!