Blinds are a type of window covering that consists of a series of slats that can be adjusted and controlled to increase or decrease the amount of light entering the room. The cords of a blind are usually attached to the wall through small holes in the slats.
Drawstring blinds are easy to install and offer a classic look that blends well with most decors. Drawstring blinds come with a set of hanging cords that attach to the top and bottom rails of the blind. You can use the cords to raise and lower the blinds.

How to change the cords of a blind

How to change the cords of a blind:

  • Remove the old cord from the window sill, and cut it close to the top of the blind (if possible).
    Remove the excess cord from the mounting bracket.
    Make sure you have enough cord to allow for any necessary adjustments in the future. If not, you can simply add more cord to your existing blind by splicing additional lengths of cord.
    Cut two pieces of new cord (of the same length) and thread one end through a pulley at each end of the blind chain (whenever possible).
    Tie a knot in each cord about 3/4″ from one end; this will prevent fraying when you attach it to the mounting bracket later. Next, run one end through its own sheave until it reaches the desired length; then tie a second knot there so it won’t slip again when you pull it later (as shown).
    Repeat step 5 above with the remaining piece of cord (unless you have leftovers from steps 2 and 3 above).

How to change the cords of a motorized blind

Changing the cords on a motorized blind is not as difficult as it sounds. You can do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you. Here are some steps that will help you change the cords on your motorized blinds:

  • Remove the old cords from the rails by pulling them from one end and then pulling them out from the inside.
  • Wipe the rails with a dry cloth so that no marks are visible after removing the old cords.
  • Pull out the new cord and cut it at least 12 inches longer than the required length, so that you have extra length in case you need to adjust something while installing it on the rails.
  • Attach one end of the new cord to its respective track at the top or bottom of each panel. If your blind has a chain system instead of a pulley system (where each panel has two chains), then simply connect the other end of the new cord to its respective chain at the top or bottom of each panel, but leave a one inch space between them so you can easily slide them together when needed later in this process.
  • Open the slats/side panels of your blinds and thread both ends through the spirals on both sides.

How to change the cords of a folding blind

Changing the cords on a pleated blind is a fairly simple process. The following steps will show you how to do it:

  • Remove the cord from the grommet.
  • Slide the new cord into place and pull it until it reaches the middle of the blind.
  • Hold both ends of the cord with one hand and twist them together, being careful not to let them slip out as you do so.
  • Insert one end into an eyelet, then insert the other end until both are secured in their respective eyelets on opposite sides of the blind frame.

How to change the cords of a panel blind

Changing the cords on a panel blind is a simple process. You need to measure and cut the cord, insert it into the groove of the blind track and secure it with a cord lock.
Measure the actual length of your louver and add 10% to this measurement. For example, if your blinds measure 40 inches, add 4 inches to get 44 inches as your new length. If you don’t have access to a tape measure, use a piece of string or twine as an approximation for measuring.
You can buy replacement cords at home improvement stores or online at places like Amazon or eBay. You can also find them locally at thrift stores.
Insert the new cord into the slot at the top of the louver track. To do this, just push it with your fingers between the two slots until you reach the end of one slot and see that it has gone all the way through; then repeat this process on the other side until both ends have gone all the way through.

Where to buy blind cords

We offer a wide range of blinds to suit any room in your home, from curtains to roller blinds, and we also offer a bespoke service that allows you to create your own unique designs.
Blinds are an affordable way to add style and character to any room in your home. The right blind can transform a nondescript window into a focal point, while the wrong one can make the room appear smaller and cluttered.
We stock a wide range of blinds in our showroom, including Roman shades, roller shades and Venetian blinds.

Tips for attaching cords to a blind

If you are attaching a cord to a blind, here are some tips:

  • If you’re installing a new cord or reattaching one that has come loose, you’ll need to remove the old one. It’s easiest to use pliers or scissors and cut it off, but make sure you don’t damage the fabric of the blind in the process.
  • Once the old cord is removed, slide the new cord into the back rail until it reaches the desired length. To prevent fraying, coat both ends of the new cord with clear nail polish
  • Next, thread one end of the new cord through the groove in the blind’s pulley system and pull it until it reaches its maximum length (you may need two hands). Next, bring the two ends together so that they meet in the center of the pulley system (or as close as possible). Tie them together with a knot that can be easily undone later if necessary.
  • Secure the new knot by trimming the excess length from both ends of the cord with scissors or pliers, and apply another coat of clear nail polish over the exposed areas where you cut off the excess material.
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