Handmade Roman Blinds

MARIE HEWITT AT THE WINDOW DRESSER

Bespoke Blinds Made to Measure

Roman blinds are extremely popular and stylish way to dress your window; they require the minimum of fabric and look particularly good on narrow and long windows. This is a smart tailored look which can be dressed with contrast borders or trimmed with fringes or beads. They are easy to fit and can go inside or outside of the window recess. We have a large selection of fabrics to choose from and will happily make your roman blinds from your own fabric.

The Window Dresser provides a full fitting service with a variety of poles and tracking systems including those for bay windows

Roman Blinds Handmade

BY THE WINDOW DRESSER TEAM

  • Professional FREE custom design service
  • No space required at sides of window
  • Can be used with curtains
  • Easy to maintain
  • Creation of instant elegance
  • Flexibility in range of materials Ideal for small windows
  • Economical on fabric
  • A unique and personalised service

A Guide to Roman Blinds

WITH MARIE HEWITT AT THE WINDOW DRESSER

Internal or External

Roman blinds can be fitted one of two ways in a window – externally or internally – and it’s down to personal taste as well as what is most practical for the room.  External of the reveal: The blind is fixed to the wall above the window reveal and sits approximately 10cm either side of the window – a blind could be wider, but we wouldn’t suggest going any less than 10cm for aesthetic reasons.  Fitting this way makes excellent coverage for blackout and makes more of a feature of the window; it also allows maximum light into the room.

However, external roman blinds will only work if there is enough room for the blind to be fixed above the window.  Internal of the reveal: The blind is fixed to the top of the reveal and sits inside the window frame.  This type of fixing provides a very neat and compact finish, which is really complimented by a wooden pelmet dressing the top of the roman blind.

Fitting a roman internally does suit bigger windows, as it can compromise light if you have a small cottage style window – however, if there is limited space for fixing above the frame, extra ‘pockets’ can be added to the blind so it can be pulled up higher.

Pelmets

This is all down to personal taste.  But having a pelmet can be very subtle, hiding the roman headrail and totally transform the roman blind, adding an extra finish to the window treatment.  Fabric pelmet: A small amount of fabric can be added, using Velcro, to the top of the bind – it then folds over and adds a lovely detail to the blind.  Wooden pelmet: This is a popular choice amongst our clients, looking stunning when down correctly and can suit both internal and externally fitted blinds.