Roman blinds - a softer and cosier alternative for roller blinds
Roman blinds are curtains which can be moved by a chain similarly to roller blinds and which move in an up and down direction. Differently from roller blinds, Roman blinds can be made of textile which adds warmth and softness to the curtain. There are no substantial restrictions for the selection of materials, both thinner and thicker fabrics can be used. Different materials can even be combined. For instance, the curtain in children’s room may be monochromatic but with an edge which is made of striped textile or textile with another colour.
Roman blinds can be made on orderly horizontal system which is supported by fibre sticks and which leaves the curtain minimalistic, straight and compact. The other option is to use a system with horizontal straps which allows the fabric to fall softly and creates a more romantic and fluffier impression when the curtain is folded. A special effect is created with Roman blinds with opposite folds, the lower edge of which is not straight but lightly flounced. This type of curtains are perfect for old renovated manors and into classic interiors.
Simple Roman blinds are suitable for kitchens, children’s rooms and offices — into rooms where there is either a table, shelves or cupboards in front of the window and the usage of full length curtains would not be possible. Roman blinds can be fixed on walls or in ceilings, in rare occasions also into the window aperture.
Roman blinds can be made in a way that they move in two directions — up and down. Although it may seem as a great and comfortable idea, the dimensions of the specific windows and their shape must be considered before deciding whether this option is the most suitable for you. The disadvantage of two-way Roman blinds is that when moving the curtain down, the whole fabric is supported by the floor or window sill. Instead of two-way Roman blinds, we recommend using plisse curtains.