How to Install Panel Glide Blinds

At Blinds On Demand, we’re all about the seamless fusion of functionality and style. Nothing exemplifies this more than our panel glide blinds, a practical and modern addition to any home or office. Let’s dive into how to install these innovative window coverings yourself, keeping in mind that every blind installation process is different and it’s always advisable to call a professional if you’re unsure.

Panel Glide Blinds

Panel glide blinds, recognised and loved in Australia, are now making waves on the international stage. They’ve become a go-to choice in homes that lean towards a contemporary aesthetic. Notably, in 2022, a remarkable 23% of Australians opted for panel glide blinds when giving their homes a makeover, as highlighted in the Australian Interior Design Trends Report. Their rising popularity isn’t surprising when you consider their streamlined design and pragmatic use. They perfectly echo the Australian Government’s recommendations on energy-efficient window coverings, making them a top pick for many homeowners.

Steps to Install Panel Glide Blinds

The installation process can be simple if you follow these steps

  1. Measure Your Window: Accuracy is crucial when it comes to installing blinds.
  2. Choose Your Blinds: Visit our Blinds Selection to choose the perfect panel glide blinds for your space.
  3. Install the Brackets: Use a level to ensure the brackets are evenly aligned.
  4. Attach the Headrail: After the brackets are secure, the headrail (the top part of the blinds) can be fixed in place.
  5. Hang the Panels: Lastly, attach the panels to the headrail. Make sure they glide smoothly.

Maintenance and Care

After a successful installation, taking good care of your blinds is essential for their longevity. By following the Australian Government’s guidelines on home maintenance, you can ensure that your blinds last for many years to come. This includes regular cleaning and avoiding harsh chemicals that could damage the blinds.

In addition, regular check-ups can help identify any potential issues early, saving you costly repairs down the line. To further understand the importance of maintaining your blinds and other household items, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s guide on product safety can provide valuable information.

With these steps, you can keep your blinds looking and functioning their best, enhancing the overall look of your home. Don’t forget to get in touch with our team at Blinds On Demand if you need any assistance with maintaining your blinds. We’re here to help!

Understanding Panel Glide Blinds

Before we delve deeper into the installation process, let’s take a moment to appreciate the brilliance behind the design of panel glide blinds. Comprised of large fabric panels, these blinds smoothly glide along a tracking system, offering effortless operation and a sleek, minimalist aesthetic.

Step-by-Step Guide for Panel Glide Blinds Installation

Step One: Measure Your Window Space

Accurately measuring your window space is a fundamental first step. Take multiple measurements across the width and height of the window to ensure precision. The Australian Government’s Guide to Window Measurements can guide you through this process, but feel free to consult our experts at Blinds On Demand if you have any questions.

Step Two: Choose Your Panel Glide Blinds

We understand that choosing the right blinds for your space is more than just about the size; it’s about creating the right atmosphere and aesthetic.

Step Three: Install the Brackets

This is where the real installation process begins. Align your brackets on the wall or the ceiling, depending on where you want to fix your blinds. It’s crucial to ensure they are level to prevent the blinds from hanging unevenly.

Step Four: Attach the Headrail

Once the brackets are securely in place, attach the headrail, ensuring it fits securely within the brackets. Remember, the headrail should be placed such that the panels will hang down on the side of the window you prefer.

Step Five: Hang the Panels

Finally, it’s time to hang the panels. The panels should be attached to the headrail and should glide smoothly along the track. Ensure the panels are evenly spaced for optimal performance and appearance.

Why Choose Panel Glide Blinds?

Aside from their sleek, modern appeal, panel glide blinds offer various practical advantages, such as:

  • Flexibility: These blinds can be customised to your window size, whether you have a small window in the study or a large sliding door in the living room.
  • Ease of Use: Their glide tracking system ensures smooth operation, making them ideal for large windows or doors.
  • Light Control: You can easily adjust the amount of sunlight entering the room by simply moving the panels along the track.
  • Variety: Panel glide blinds come in various styles, colours, and materials, allowing you to select the perfect blinds for your interior design.

Keeping Your Panel Glide Blinds in Prime Condition

Proper maintenance is crucial to prolonging the life of your panel glide blinds. Here are some general care tips:

  • Regular Cleaning: Use a vacuum or a soft brush to gently remove dust and dirt. Avoid using harsh chemicals, as they might damage the fabric.
  • Avoid Overexposure to Sunlight: While panel glide blinds are designed to withstand the sun’s rays, overexposure may cause fading over time. Close the blinds during the peak hours of sunlight to preserve their colour.
  • Regular Check-ups: Regularly inspect the track system to ensure it’s operating smoothly. Minor issues, if addressed early, can prevent major problems down the line.

Your Journey with Blinds On Demand

Choosing to install panel glide blinds can significantly enhance your home or office. By adding an air of sophistication and modern elegance, these window coverings are the perfect way to complement your space.


At Blinds On Demand, we firmly believe that blinds should enhance your home’s aesthetics while providing the necessary privacy, aligning with the Australian Government’s standards on home privacy. And at Blinds On Demand, we’re with you every step of the way. From initial selection to final installation and maintenance, our team is here to ensure your experience is seamless and satisfying.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I install panel glide blinds myself?

Absolutely, if you’re a DIY enthusiast, our guide will help you through the process. However, we also offer professional installation services if you’d prefer that.

How do I measure my window accurately?

Check out the Australian Government’s Guide to Window Measurements for detailed instructions.

Can panel glide blinds fit any window size?

Panel glide blinds are versatile and can be customised to fit any window size.

Where can I buy panel glide blinds?

You can browse through our wide range of blinds on our Blinds Selection page.

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