00:15 – Why Roman blinds in corners can be difficult
00:30 – Photo 1: Two romans in the up position
00:54 – Option 1: Have them close together
01:12 – Option 2: Have them further apart
01:49 – Photo 2: Two romans in the down position
02:22 – Jason’s recommendation for romans in corners
Hi I’m Jason from the company Blockout Blinds. I hope you’re having a great day and today I’m going to be talking to you about the roman in the corner.
Romans in corners can be quite difficult and a lot of customers can be quite surprised at the outcome of what they look like not in a good way. So why do I want to talk about romans in the corners.
Let’s have a look at this first photo here
You can see two roman blinds in the up position in a corner and as you can see where they are butting up in the corner they’re rubbing against each other. Here’s the thing to consider when you’re putting romans in the corner, they do bunch up and they can take up quite a bit of space, so you got two options when installing romans in the corner.
Option 1 – Have them close to each other
The first one is, do you move them closer together which means when they’re hanging down there’s less gap between the material, but when they’re up they’re going to get bunching quite hard up against each other like you saw in that photo.
Option 2 – Have them further apart
The other option is to move the romans further apart from each other, which means when the romans are down there’s quite a substantial gap which lets light through and depending on the way your windows are designed, it may let people see in. The plus side is then that when the romans are up because of the gap, they’re no longer bunching up hard against each other.
So you’re going to need to weigh up the compromise between a gap during the day or bunching up at night and only you can make that decision based on why you’re having the romans installed.
Let’s have a look at this next picture here
You can see those same romans in the down position and there’s a bit of light coming through, now these ones were installed bunched up quite tight together so when they are down the gap was less, also this customer had the luxury of having quite wide frames on the windows which meant you couldn’t look directly out but that’s not always the case.
Once again this is something that an experienced design consultant should point out to you and discuss when you’re getting romans and look to be honest, I personally think romans in the corner should be avoided and less absolutely necessary, otherwise you’ve gotta make those decisions and either one is generally a compromise one way or the other. But if you want romans and you love them and they’re in the rest of the house and but just one corner or something go for it by all means.
There you go, romans in the corner. I hope I’ve been informative for you. Good luck and until next time.