Made To Measure Roman Blinds, The Cotswolds and Gloucestershire
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Roman blinds are flat panels of fabric which are pulled up into deep folds. To keep a clean edge on the folds, wooden rods are slotted into pockets in the lining. The blind is pulled up and down using cords which are threaded through rings at the back of the blind and tied around a cleat to keep the blind in position.
Roman blinds blend in well with today's interior decors. They are a good option for a window which is too small for curtains and can be mixed and matched with curtains in the same room by using the same or contrasting fabric.
Roman blinds can have cotton lining, blackout lining, thermal lining and can also be interlined for those draughty windows. Borders can be added to the blind to add interest or a trim at the bottom.
Roller blinds provide a simple neat window covering. They are made from a flat piece of curtain fabric which is wound around a roller and has a baton at the bottom. The fabric can either roll from the back of the roller or from the front. The fabric is stiffened and can have attractive shaped hems to add interest.
A form of roller blind can be adapted for velux windows and when backed with blackout lining is effective in restricting daylight.
Roll-up blinds are somewhere between a roman and roller blind. The blind is made from soft fabric which rolls up from the bottom and is double sided as you will see both sides of the roll-up blind at times. It represents a good opportunity to use contrasting fabrics and as the cords for pulling the blind up will be visible, a contrasting or complementary cord works well.
Austrian blinds are similar to roman blinds but rather than being a flat panel, the fabric is wider than the window and when pulled up creates a rouched look. The heading is similar to pencil pleat curtains and so will fit easily onto a curtain track.
London blinds are also similar to roman blinds with just a little extra width created by two or more pleats. The effect is one of slight gathering giving a softer look than the traditional roman blind.
What do I need to decide?
Your blinds can be made to fit inside or outside the window recess. For help with measuring please see the measuring page.
The blinds can be lined or unlined. If lined, then the main options are plain, thermal or blackout. Lining fabric is the same as used for curtains and more information can be found on the blinds lining page.
If unsure, I am always more than happy to advise, just get in touch.