Five More Tips for Choosing Your Designer Roman Blinds

Choosing Roman blinds doesn’t have to be hard – just follow these simple tips.

As designer Roman blinds experts, our team at Eclectics frequently deals with enquiries on just  how to choose your blinds, which rooms should have what types, how difficult installation and maintenance is and so on and so forth. Roman blinds are becoming an increasingly popular choice. We have put together this list of general tips for choosing them for your home. These five tips revolve around the simple notions of blind type, size, fabric, location, and pricing.

To get Roman blinds or not to get Roman blinds?
When starting to analyse the types and colours and textures of blinds, the very first question you should ask yourself about Roman blinds is whether this type of window covering is, in fact, what works for this particular space.  Made to measure Roman Blinds are one of the more expensive blind options because of the sheer amount of work which goes in to their construction.

They are a great alternative to curtains if you are looking to soften a window with fabric but also provide a more contemporary style.

If you have invested time, energy and resources into a home renovation project and you have considered the light flow, colour scheme and aesthetics of the room, the same considerations need to be made for your window treatment.  Depending on which direction and at which time the light enters the room during the day will influence the specifics of your blind choice.  Equally the function of the room is critical.  If you are designing a bedroom you may wish to have your bespoke roman blind made with a blackout lining or even both a blackout lining and interlined for that added sumptuous feel.  Similarly a light floaty fabric may be more appropriate in a modern kitchen.

Why the location really matters
If you have invested time, energy and resources into a home renovation project and you have considered the light flow, colour scheme and aesthetics of the room, the same considerations need to be made for your window treatment.  Depending on which direction and at which time the light enters the room during the day will influence the specifics of your blind choice.  Equally the function of the room is critical.  If you are designing a bedroom you may wish to have your bespoke roman blind made with a blackout lining or even both a blackout lining and interlined for that added sumptuous feel.  Similarly a light floaty fabric may be more appropriate in a modern kitchen.

Measuring the windows and blinds… really carefully
Taking the time to measure for your blinds is so important.  We advise measuring at three points across both the width and the drop of the window opening.  Depending on whether you are fitting inside your window recess or outside of it will determine your final measurements.  Measure once and then check again to ensure your accuracy.

Check out the fabrics
Choose the fabric and pattern for your Roman blind to enhance your beautifully designed room. Make sure you request samples and make your considered decision based on colour matching with your paintwork, furniture, carpets or hard flooring to produce a really cohesive interior project.

Are roman blinds an extravagant luxury?
Just as with other window treatments, Roman blinds can be made in a variety of materials, fabrics and sizes. Because of the amount of fabric and the work which goes in to the construction of a roman blind they are at the more expensive end of most blind ranges.  Consider the budget for the entire house or room when choosing the fabric and type of blind. Having a ridiculously expensive elite blind adorning the window in a lesser used room in the home may not be the wisest choice, unless there is no budget limit!  But our bespoke roman blinds will complement a room to create the positive ambiance you are looking for in your home and bring your window to life.