Roman blinds are the most popular style of blind. They look neat and stylish and are particularly useful for very narrow, tall windows or where there is no room for traditional curtains to be drawn back. If you have shorter windows, they can make your windows look taller if they are fitted in the right position. Roman blinds are made from fabric and operate by a pulley chain, which when raised concertinas the blind into large horizontal pleats.
Blinds can be fitted inside or outside the window recess. They also require less fabric than curtains and can be more cost effective if you are on a tight budget.
If you wish to use two different fabrics for your Roman blind, I am happy to advise on the best combination of complementary colours and textures. Narrow bands of contrasting plain material can be inset in floral, checked or striped blinds creating a unique effect. You can also combine two patterned fabrics, to create an eclectic look. Sheer roman blinds are also possible.
All blinds are supplied on a chain operated mechanism which conforms to BS EN 13120 – Child Safety for Blinds
Not All Roman Blinds are the Same
There is a huge choice of roman blinds from competitors but you should bear in mind that they may well be made by machine, have a simple single lining and have a basic headrail with machine stitching across the front. Some of the cheaper blinds on the market also use a bonded lining rather than a separate interlining.
All my roman blinds are hand stitched and have a high quality headrail and winder mechanism. I generally use a thin interlining which gives the roman blinds body and makes them look sumptuous.
So if you are comparing blinds that you have seen on the web or from large and small retailers on the high street, do remember that not all roman blinds are the same.