Decorating with Roman Blinds
It’s no secret that I am an advocate for Decorating with Roman Blinds. They are smart, versatile, contemporary and, best of all, use less fabric.
Although they are more expensive than rollers blinds, they are also bespoke and can be confidently used in most rooms throughout the house including bathrooms and kitchens. They can be made in so many ways too. Take a north facing, utility room for example, a great solution for such room would be an unlined blind made up in a sheer fabric so whilst the window is dressed it does not block the light.
During the cooler months when we try our hardest to be energy efficient, a lined and interlined roman blind will keep your room cosy and help avoid heat loss. On the other hand, the opposite is true in the summer! On a very hot day, it might be worth keeping the room cooler by keeping the blackout roman blinds down.
But what if you really like curtains? Roman blinds can be very successfully paired with dress curtains providing the best of both world, the layered look of curtains and the functionality of roman blinds.
It’s worth noting that the old cliche ‘you get what you pay for’ very much applies to soft furnishings. If you want a good quality product that will last years it’s worth investing the money and not skimp on simple things like the lining. Good quality lining will help your fabric retain it’s colour, shape and look good for years to come.