When in Rome (choose Romans!)

Blinds have become more popular than ever in recent years; Roman blinds are one of the most sought-after styles, offering a draping fabric look that resembles traditional curtains a little more than other options. They also work well in almost any space, so if you’re considering them for a room in your home (or the entire house!) read on for a few important tips.

We always recommend fitting Roman blinds on the outside of the window frame

When you hang Roman Blinds outside the recess, i.e. above the window and extending beyond the window frame on each side, you completely cover the window. This makes for a clean, finished look and when raised, your Roman blinds will be neatly folded above the window without obstructing the flow of natural light.

Because Roman blinds hang a bit further from the window glass, they are also less likely to fade over a longer period of time. Additionally, they are easier to fit, with both measuring and installation a bit more flexible, which is especially helpful when you’re fitting the blinds yourself!

Design appeal

If you like the look of draping fabric then Roman blinds are a good option as they’ll help soften rooms with very angular lines. The Roman blinds we offer have contemporary fabrics and styling, so there’s no need to worry that they’ll look too traditional. Although, on the flip side, they’ll normally fit with more traditional interior design schemes, adding a touch of contemporary appeal.

Functionality and safety

Romans come with either a chain or a cord operation which is entirely dependent on your preferences. In order to comply with Australian safety guidelines, you’ll need to install a chain or cord lock to ensure that a loose cord or chain is never able to form a loop 220mm or longer below a height of 1600mm above floor level.

Proper installation of the included cord cleat hook or chain tension device will ensure there is no dangerous slack, meaning they are now much safer for use in family rooms. No safety precaution is foolproof but if you take care to ensure the cord and chain are always rehoused safely out of reach, you’ll be able to rest easy.

Letting in the light

They may not be the first option you think of when you imagine light-filtering blinds, but Roman blinds are available in a number of blockout or light-filtering fabrics. This is handy as they don’t offer the immediate flexibility of say, slatted Venetian blinds. They are either open or closed – however you decide to leave them is how they stay.

Neutral and timeless

By choosing a neutral-toned Roman blind, you’ll ensure it remains relevant and suitable for many years to come. They are also relatively easy to care for and won’t look outdated with the changing seasons. In fact, they’ll often blend in with any interior design changes, meaning they’ll be one less thing to swap out!

Browse our Roman blind range here.

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