Made to Measure Roman Blinds

Why Choose Made to Measure Roman Blinds?

Roman blinds are very good for showing off large scale patterns, or for when a more architectural feel is required in a room.

They are neat and hugely practical for offices, kids' rooms, landing windows and for windows where there is a radiator underneath or seating in front of it.

They can also be the most cost effective way to dress windows as you do not need as much fabric as you do for curtains. 

Made to Measure means the blinds will fit your window perfectly - ideal for non-standard sizes.

We can help you design the perfect blinds for your home, whether you are in a period property with original features or in a contemporary styled new build.  

We work closely with our clients to make the process as easy and relaxed as possible from design and measure, to make up and fitting. 

Roman Blind Finishes

Roman blinds are available in different finishes, and can be unlined, lined, blackout lined and interlined. They can also be trimmed with contrasting fabric borders for a tailored look, or with poms poms and trimmings for children's rooms or for a softer, more traditional feel. 

Roman blinds can be finished in two ways depending on the look required.

1. A "Stacked" finish is when the folds pull up under themselves so that the least amount of light is lost with the stack. The bottom panel will drop slightly lower than the folds to protect them from fading but the overall effect is a bit like a closed book when pulled up. This is a good finish for plain and striped fabrics or when a tailored look is required.

  stacked floral linen roman blind with buttoned pink linen armchair

2.  A "Waterfall" or "Cascade" finish is when the folds of fabric softly cascade under each other covering slightly more of the window when the blind is pulled up. This is a softer look idea for bedrooms or for more traditional room schemes.

cascade waterfall roman blind in Nina Campbell fabrics with bobble trim     

Hand-finished Roman Blinds

Our made to measure roman blinds are hand-finished by our seamstresses so that the front facing fabric is discreetly stab-stitched by hand to secure it to the linings and horizontal rods.

This gives a much better finish aesthetically as there are no horizontal rows of stitching (as seen on machine-finished blinds) interrupting the beauty of the fabric.

Stab-stitching also supports and protects more delicate fabrics such as silk and velvet.

close up of cascade waterfall roman blind showing contrast bottom panel and bobble trim

Manually Operated Blinds & Child Safety

All of our roman blinds come with manually operated chain mechanism tracks as standard, with child-safe brass or silver chain side winders. For safety reasons we do not fit the more traditional cord and cleat system.

All of our blinds are supplied with safety in mind and are fitted with safety devices that comply with the British Safety Standard BS EN 13120.

make it safe logo for UK roman blind child safety

1. Rear Cord Breakaway Devices - These little round fixings on the reverse of a blind spring open to allow the cords to safely detach if undue weight is placed on the blind, or too much force is used when pulling up the blind. It is easy to pop the detached cord back through the little clip should this happen in everyday use.

2. Side Winder Chain Breakaway Devices - These are fitted when the blind is 60cm or less from the floor and are designed to split the chain in two should undue weight or force be placed on the chain. The chain can easily be clipped back into the device when this happens. 

3. Chain/Cord Tension Devices - these are fitted on larger blinds where the chain is 150cm from the floor. A small cog in the headrail keeps the chain under continuous tension but if undue force or weight is applied to the blind or chain it pops out taking the chain with it. The little cog and chain can easily be slotted back into the headrail should this occur in everyday use.

For safety we recommend that you move beds, cots and furniture away from any window fitted with a blind that has a side control mechanism, even with a safety device in place.

Please click here for more information on the child safety regulations that we adhere to when making and fitting blinds.

Wireless Motorised Roman Blinds

Motorised roman blinds are becoming increasingly popular for large blinds for windows or rooms requiring multiple blinds. 

We can supply roman blinds fitted with wireless systems from Somfy or QMotion.

Please note that we do not fit any hard wired systems but can supply blinds to be connected to such systems by a qualified electrician. 

We can fit Somfy's standard battery remote controlled system to smaller roman blinds up to w1.8m x 1.8m long. These are operated via a hand held or wall mounted lithium battery remote control. 

For larger blinds where a heavy weight system is required we offer Somfy's Premium Rechargeable System on blinds up to w3m x 3m long, and the QMotion System on blinds up to w3m x 2.4m long. Blinds using these systems can be operated individually or in multiples via proprietary smart phone or tablet apps, or through home AI systems such as Amazon Alexa - ideal for enhancing home security.

To get in touch to discuss your next interiors project, please click here. We'd be delighted to help you!