Roman blinds are a hybrid of a curtain and a blind. They’re flexible, practical and stylish. Here are our top reasons why we think Roman blinds are a great option.
Roman shades have been around for centuries in many different forms. Today, these classic shades are available in different styles and with various options, but they all offer many of the same characteristics at the window. Roman shades are typically a fabric shade that can be raised and lowered with a pull cord. They are made in different ways, creating numerous different styles. A flat Roman shade offers a more contemporary look, while a teardrop or looped style takes a more traditional approach to the window treatment. Since Roman shades can be made out of nearly any fabric – even sheers – there is definitely one for every style and every home.
Timeless and flexible style
As the name suggest, Roman blinds have been around for centuries and have evolved in style to what we know today. It’s a classic blind style that tends not to cycle in and out of “trend” too quickly. With the right fabric choice, Roman blinds have the benefit of a long and stylish life.
This type of dressing is perfect for smaller windows, which could be overwhelmed by a pair of curtains. Perfect for cottage windows, a roman blind will sit neatly within the recess without taking up any space either side of the window.
Although Roman blinds don’t offer quite the same level of light control as blinds with tilting slats, their pleated style still allows plenty of scope between open and closed to block or let in light. What they do have over slat blinds is that because they are made of one whole piece of fabric there are no gaps for light to filter through when you really do need to block it out completely.
If you have a radiator sitting directly under your window covering it with a pair of curtains will ensure that the majority of the heat produced goes up behind the curtains and sits between them and the window. A blind will cover only the window itself offering protection from draughts whilst still allowing the heat to circulate.
Being made from one whole piece of fabric also means Roman blinds offer great privacy.
A door curtain can become annoying as ease of opening and closing the door can be compromised with lots of bulky fabric in the area. A roman blind can be fixed directly onto a glazed door making life much easier.
Whether you’re looking to keep heat out or in, properly lined Roman blinds, made from the right fabric, are a tasteful and simple solution in all seasons.
As a general rule, Roman blinds use about 25% less fabric than curtains so they’re a cheaper option.
Roman blinds add character to a window and give it a soft appearance, as opposed to other hard material options like wood blinds.
Good for smaller windows
Smaller windows can be overwhelmed by curtains; Roman blinds take up no space on either side of the window.
Easy to operate
Roman blinds are simple to raise up and let down using cords but modern technology also allows motorised versions.