How do I choose a roman blind?

Author: Dr. Quincy Crona  |  Last update: Saturday, June 4, 2022

The following are some of the factors that you need to consider before purchasing Roman Shades to ensure that your choice of window covering delivers the intended effect.
  1. Fabric, Design and Color. ...
  2. Fold Style. ...
  3. Control option. ...
  4. Type of Lining. ...
  5. Mounting Option. ...
  6. Measure Height and Width. ...
  7. Amount of cleaning.

How do you pick a roman blind?

Choosing a fabric for your blinds

Go for a made to measure blind from Vanessa Arbuthnott and you can add contrasting borders to frame the design and draw extra attention to the pleats. Cotton and linen fabrics work beautifully, and thicker fabrics also make great Roman blinds, though the pleats won't be as crisp.

How do you know what size Roman shades to get?

Instructions for Inside Mounted Roman Shades
  1. Begin by measuring the width of the window. ...
  2. Write down the narrowest width of the 3 measurements down to the closest 1/8".
  3. If you are getting a 1/16" or 1/32" increment, round down to the nearest 1/8". ...
  4. This is the width you will need to order for your window.

Does length of roman shade matter?

We recommend letting your roman shade extend at least 1”-1.5” on each side of window to avoid light seepage. So whatever is the width of your window from frame to frame, add total of 2”-3” to that.

Do Roman blinds look better in the recess?

In summary, for Venetian, roller and vertical blinds, we would recommend they be hung from within the recess. However, Roman blinds would be better suited outside the recess, as they are able to let more light enter into the room.

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Should Roman blinds touch the window sill?

The bottom of your roman Blind should just touch the window sill when fully closed. You should use the shortest drop measurement if they are different at each end of the sill to ensure you don't have one side too long and crumpling on the window sill.

Should roman shades be lined?

Not all shades need to be lined. For simple sheer Roman shades, many designers use the selected face fabric by itself for a visually light appearance. But in other situations, using a lining—a secondary fabric sewn to the back of the face material—can give blinds a more finished, luxurious look.

Is it OK if roman shades are too long?

We therefore, recommend that the maximum size of a roman shade be 72” wide x 72” in length or a combination that equates to a similar square footage. We are not saying that roman shades cannot be made larger, rather that you must know the potential of overly heavy shades which are naturally harder to retract.

Can a roman shade be too long?

Approaching the problem of roman shades that are too long is not difficult. If you have roman shades that you love but they don't fit the length of your window, you can easily make an adjustment and provide some cost effective budget decorating.

How do I know what size blinds I need?

Measure both the width of the window and the height of the window. Consider adding an extra 3 inches to the width and height for optimum light control and privacy. Extending the blinds outside the window will also provide the space needed for the mounts and help the window appear larger than it actually is.

How far do roman shades hang down?

On a modern Roman shade, you end up with about 3 1/2 inches of stacking once the shade is inside the canister. On a traditional Roman shade, the longer the window, the longer the stacking. It can range anywhere from about 6 inches to 16 inches. Another advantage of the modern Roman shade is the thickness of the fabric.

How good are Roman blinds?

This sort of blind won't consume up the room in each side of the window either, so you can boost your space in the most ideal way. They Are Ideal For A Moderate Look: Roman blinds are ideal for a moderate look. They can be perfect and contemporary, as there are no unnecessary additional textures with them.

Which is best roller or Roman blinds?

Style. Roller blinds are generally viewed as a modern style of blind. If you have a traditional home or are aiming to produce a traditional feel, we recommend using a roman blind which is much better suited to this type of interior.

What is the difference between Roman blinds and Roman shades?

Roman blinds create a stack at the top of the window when they are opened or raised. This can block the upper portion of your window view and minimize light and air filtration. Roman shades do not usually come in different sizes and shapes, so you need to customize them to fit your window openings.

How wide can you have a roman blind?

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Made-to-measure Roman blinds are available up to a maximum width of 300cms (118''). As this width requires more than one width of curtain fabric it will have neat joins, with the pattern matched where necessary, to achieve your required width.

How much wider than window should blind be?

To minimize light leakage and ensure privacy the blind should overlap the window opening by 4" on each side for a total of 8" on entire width. 2) Measure distance from where the top of the blind will be located to the window sill. The blind should overlap the window opening on the top and the bottom by at least 3".

How much smaller should blinds be than the window for inside mount?

Window should have a minimum recessed space of 2 3/8" for inside mount. Measure the width of the window from the top of the opening to the sill in 3 places. Use the smallest dimension for the blind width. The factory will automatically deduct up to 1/4" - 1/2".

Are polyester Roman shades good?

Faux linen, Polyester Roman Shades

Another highly recommended fabric for window coverings is polyester (or faux linen as it's also known). It is reliable, more durable, and usually inexpensive. It has its charm and is loved by design-savvy people.

What type of fabric is used for Roman shades?

99% of the time, the best fabric for roman shades is medium weight, 100% cotton, screen printed on canvas/duck. This fabric pleats nicely and doesn't wrinkle as easily. Most home decor/drapery fabric you will find in stores is this type of material.

Can Roman shades be altered?

The short answer is yes, it is possible to alter Roman blinds, and the good news is, it's not as complex as you might think. You will need: Tape measure. Pencil.

What is a cascade roman blind?

Cascade Blinds – The Cascade blind – made using all the contributory elements of a Roman blind the Cascade is the answer to a desire to avoid flat fabric. Using twice the fabric of a Roman the Cascade retains its folds even when fully closed.

Why is my Roman blind sagging?

A blind that skews to one side when it hangs is usually caused by the strings being uneven. This can be due either to the string being cut too short during installation or the string not being looped correctly through all the necessary fitting loops.

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