are a popular addition to homes with a classic interior décor style or rooms in the home with a more formal style such as the dining room, living room or the bedroom. Below is a simple design guide covering everything you need to know when it comes to Roman Blinds. Use the below guide to help you determine which type of Roman Blind is best for you and your home.
Roman Blind Benefits and Features
– Excellent insulating blind helping you to save on your energy bills
– Choice of light filter or blockout lining to help control your light and privacy needs
– Lining helps to protect your chosen decorative fabric
– Range of fabric including cotton, linen, silk, rayon, polyester and various blends
– Removable fabric making for easy cleaning and maintenance
Roman Blind Models
Roman Blinds are a great addition to a classic style home with the option of chain or cordless operation. With two control options to choose from, there is a style to suit any home.
Controlled Chain Roman Blinds are an easy to use blind that is simply operated by moving the chain, drawing the fabric up or down, stopping the blind in any desired position. Chain operated Roman Blinds come with colour co-ordinated chains or upgrade to a stainless steel chain for a more luxurious look. All chain operated Roman Blinds come with child safety features including a chain guide. These features help to ensure the safety of young family members and pets.
Cordless Roman Blinds are a great child safe window covering option for those families with children and pets. With a small handle attached to the back of the Roman Blind fabric, you can easily manoeuvre the blind to stop in any position. The handle is attached seamlessly to the back of the blind, blending in with your chosen lining fabric.
Roman Blinds Fabrics
Roman Blinds come in an array of different fabric types such as cotton, linen, silk, rayon, polyester and a range of different blends. Depending on the look you are trying to achieve with your Roman Blinds, select a light filter fabric or a blockout fabric and simply add a lining.
Roman Blinds light filter fabric is the perfect solution for those who are looking to cover their window whilst allowing light to filter through and offering privacy .You can select with light filter fabric, either a light filter lining or a blockout lining. By selecting a light filter lining you can ensure your privacy whilst filtering natural sunlight. By selecting a blockout lining to go with your light filter fabric, you can transform your chosen fabric into a blockout blind, completely protecting your privacy and blocking out natural sunlight and streetlights.
Blockout Roman Blinds are a great solution for those rooms in the home where you want to ensure your privacy is protected and sunlight or streetlights can be blocked out. This is great for rooms such as the bedroom or living room and media room. All blockout fabrics come standard with a blockout lining. This lining not only adds an extra layer of protection for your light and privacy control but also adds an extra layer of insulation protection and a great way to protect your decorative fabric.
What you need to know
Due to the nature of how each Roman Blind fabric is made, it is suggested you order blinds in the same room at the one time to ensure they are made with the same batch of fabric, to help with consistency.
Some Roman Blind fabrics are restricted by the maximum width that they are manufactured. Depending on the size of your blind, some will be supplied in railroad format. This means that the fabric is turned on it’s side to prevent joins in the fabric.
Cleaning Roman Blinds
When it comes to cleaning. It is essential to understand the make up of your chosen decorative fabric. Incorrect cleaning could lead to damaged fabric. For specific fabric cleaning instructions, contact your supplier. For general cleaning and maintenance, follow the below tips to help prolong the life.
– Roman Blind fabric is attached to the headrail using velcro making it easy to remove the fabric for cleaning.
– For regular maintenance, use a feather duster to brush over the fabric and components.
– Deeper clean, use the soft brush head on the vacuum to remove dust. For any tough stains, use a damp sponge with warm water and a gentle dishwashing detergent. Ensure you are not using harsh chemicals that contain bleach to prevent damaging the fabric.
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