Why choose us?
There are a bewildering number of companies selling made to measure blinds online. Many offer a mail order, DIY approach to purchasing your Roman blinds. This can be useful if you're taking a more 'hands-on' approach and are happy to do all the measuring, ordering and fitting yourself.
However, ordering online can be a tricky process:
- Have you made the correct measurements?
- Do the colours you see on your computer screen match the actual colour of the blinds you've just ordered?
- Have you ordered the right type of Roman blinds for your particular style of window?
- Have you chosen the best colour and fabric for your room?
- Have you considered the best type of lining for each individual window?
- What happens if you make a mistake - Can you return them for a refund? (you usually can't).
By choosing us, you can sit back and relax without the hassle and stress of making sure you've done everything correctly. We'll come to visit you with a huge range of patterns, fabrics and options to choose from so that you can see what the finished product will look like, right in the comfort of your own home or business.
Over 2 decades of experience
We have over 20 years of experience fitting custom, made to measure window blinds. Our experienced team have dealt with every size, and type of window imaginable and we have developed an experienced eye when it comes to knowing what type of look and feel is right for every scenario we encounter.
About Roman Blinds - What are they?
Similar to most blinds, the obvious purpose of Roman blinds (or Roman shades) is to block out the sun and afford privacy. Sometimes referred to as 'Romans' they form even stacks of material when raised but are smooth, without overlapping, when lowered to cover the full height of your window.
They are distinct from other types of blinds as they fold to form aesthetically pleasing, uniform stacks which can be made from a wide variety of fabrics.
Roman Blind linings – Standard and Blackout both available in white or cream
A blackout lining offers the ultimate level of light control, as light does not pass through the fabric itself, giving you a restful, peaceful sleep.
N.B. Please be aware that some light will still appear around the edges.
Blackout lining for your home or office
As the name suggests, blackout linings on Roman blinds stop all sunlight from getting through, making them ideal for your bedroom. They're also ideal if you work from an office at home where sunlight streams through the window on sunny days - If you're getting frustrated that you can't read your computer or laptop screen, a partially or fully dropped Roman blind might be the ideal solution for your office at home.
Roman blinds with blackout lining can also be the No.1 choice if you're fortunate enough to have a dedicated home games room or even a home theatre room. Simply drop the blinds and watch or play in comfort.
Some studies also suggest that getting a full, uninterrupted night's sleep in complete darkness can be beneficial for your health by improving melatonin levels and helping your circadian rhythm (similar to your biological clock).
Blackout lining for your home or office
Strength and stability for your Roman blinds
Another benefit that might not have been considered is how sturdy and robust your blind is likely to be. As blackout linings are slightly thicker than standard linings, they offer strength and support, whilst providing soft, subtle folds.
Standard Roman blind lining
Standard lining allows some sunlight to pass through the visible fabric, giving your room a gentle warm glow. It also protects your visible fabric from damage by constant exposure to the sun. Standard lining is available in White and Cream
Matching cushions covers are available to co-ordinate with your Roman Blinds and are available in the following sizes: 40 x 40 cm, 60 x 60cm and 30 x 50cm. These can be plain or accessorized with matching piping.
What rooms are best suited to Roman blinds?
Most rooms can benefit from the opulent look that Roman blinds can give. Their classic, distinct folds can make any living room or drawing room look warm, cozy and inviting.
A standard, subtle lining can create soft shades with the soothing glow of warm sunlight gently penetrating the blinds in most downstairs rooms, whilst a blackout lining can be used for more practical reason upstairs in the bedrooms.
If used in modern conservatories, they can provide a softer, warmer feel to the harsh corners of uPVC double glazed windows, making the space look more relaxed and soothing.
Unlike some other styles of blind, the versatile nature of fabrics, colours, patterns and linings mean that they can be made to perfectly match any style or colour or room, be it modern or classical.
Are any rooms unsuitable?
Care should be taken when choosing the best windows for Roman blinds. We generally recommend that you avoid using them when choosing a new look for your kitchen or bathroom. Whilst we can provide fabrics that lend themselves to rooms that are higher in humidity, Roman blinds tend to be better suited to the other rooms in your house that contain less moisture.
If you're certain you want the soft feel of Romans in your bathroom or kitchen, it's best to choose a patterned fabric as splashes on patterned fabrics are much less noticeable than splashes on plain fabrics. Care should also be taken to avoid the blind from touching the window as the condensation on bathroom and kitchen windows can stain your Roman Blind over time.
How do Roman blinds work?
All of our Roman Blinds are supplied with a deluxe head rail as standard. It allows easy, effortless height adjustment by way of a sidewinder chain system, so you no longer have to wrap cords around a cleat hook. A chain tensioner will be fitted for child safety. All cords at the rear of the blind have breakaway clips, again for child safety.
We're passionate about blinds and are the Obvious choice when it comes to supplying and fitting custom, high-quality made to measure blinds. We're based in Dartford, Kent and can travel to your home and business for a free, no obligation consultation. If you're unsure about any aspect of our service or would simply like some free, friendly advice before making a decision, either give us a call or send us an email.