OCTOBER 31, 2020 - COVID-19 Update - Learn More

We are experiencing high call volumes and longer than normal wait times due to COVID-19. Skip the wait and check your order status online.

We are Committed to You, Our Customers

While all of us; our customers, our families and our loved ones, navigate the day by day changes that sweep the daily news regarding Covid-19, we want to assure you that we are open and adhering to all guidelines and best practices set by the CDC and with our local government.

Our Design Experts and Customer Service associates are prepared, knowledgeable and fully able to work remotely and carry out the same remarkable product guidance and service you've known for years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I order Samples?

We are now able to fulfill a limited selection of free sample requests and plan to expand this assortment as soon as we can. You can view sample availability on each product page. In order to ensure the safety of our employees, we have reduced the number of people allowed in our warehouse to guarantee appropriate social distancing. This may mean that you may experience slower delivery than normal, and we appreciate your patience.

If you would like help, have questions, or even have pics of your space, our design experts can totally work with that.

Will Product Orders be Delayed?

We are closely communicating with all of our providers and facilities to provide our customers the most up-to-date information on all of our window treatments. You can look at your product's page to get an estimate of current production times (as you normally would).

Our Commitment to Safety

We are in this together and we take the health and safety of our employees and our customers seriously. With that, we will let you know that in following the directive of our local government, we are complying with a Stay Home — Work Safe order as well as with best practices provided by the CDC. To accomplish this, we are working safely and remotely to get you decorating advice, step-by-step measuring and installation instructions and assistance with orders.

How to Install Blinds

Looking for instructions on blinds installation? You’ve come to the right place! Follow along with quick video tutorials, or check out our step-by-step written instructions. Installing blinds, shades and shutters has never been easier!

The three basic steps of blinds installation are:

  1. Install the mounting brackets – Mounting brackets go up first for both inside and outside mount window coverings. You’ll need a few screws, a level and a steel measuring tape to make sure the brackets are properly aligned. You may need to pre-drill depending on your window casing.
  2. Install your blinds or shades – Place your window covering into the mounted brackets.
  3. Install the valance – If your window covering comes with a valance, you should be able to install it by simply clicking it into place.

Refer to Your Specific Product for More Information

Keep in mind that the steps above are just a general overview of installing blinds. To get detailed instructions, we strongly encourage you to do one of the following:

  • Refer to the installation instructions included in the box with your blinds
  • If you’d like to view and/or download instructions online:
    • Refer to your purchase confirmation email and click the “Install Instructions” link
    • Visit your product’s page on the American Blinds website and click “Install Instructions” under the Product Details section

And of course, you can always get assistance from one of our friendly Customer Service associates by calling 800-575-8016!


Fabric Blinds Shop Now

Ready to have the light control of mini blinds and the soft, warm look of decorative fabric? Install your fabric blinds in a matter of minutes with our follow-along guides.

Fabric Blinds

Faux Wood Blinds Shop Now

It’s easy to install your faux wood blinds with our step-by-step instructions. Soon you’ll have the look of real wood blinds in your home, plus added durability against heat and moisture.

Faux Wood Blinds

Mini Blinds Shop Now

Sleek and durable, aluminum and vinyl mini blinds are a classic choice for covering windows—not to mention they offer excellent light control. Get started on your install now with the instructions below.

Mini Blinds

Panel Track Blinds Shop Now

Easy to operate and easy on the eyes, panel track blinds are also easy to install on your large windows or sliding glass doors. Check out our installation guides to see how it’s done.

Panel Track Blinds

Vertical Blinds Shop Now

Time to cover that large window or patio door? Use our start-to-finish guides to install your vertical blinds like a pro.

Vertical Blinds

Wood Blinds Shop Now

Bring the richness of real hardwood into your home when you install your new wood blinds. Check out our installation guides in written or video format.

Wood Blinds

Vinyl Blinds Shop Now

Durability, moisture resistance, great light control—that’s what you get with highly versatile vinyl blinds. Learn how to install them with our simple guides.

Vinyl Blinds


Cellular Shades Shop Now

Cellular shades are all-stars among window coverings, offering superior light control and insulation while looking sleek and stylish. Follow our easy installation guides to make sure your cell shades are perfectly mounted.

Cellular Shades

Sheer Shades Shop Now

Sheer shades feature the delicate appeal of sheer fabrics and the light control of blinds. Ready to install yours? Start with our simple installation guides below.

Sheer Shades

Woven Wood Shades Shop Now

Bring a textured-wood look into your home with woven wood shades, often called bamboo shades. Get started on your installation with our step-by-step guides below—it only takes minutes!

Woven Wood Shades