If you’re looking for an incredibly versatile window blind, one of your best bets would be to use custom Roman blinds; you get the luxurious appearance of draping curtains combined with the convenience of the blinds mechanism.
The premier attractive quality of custom Roman blinds is that you can play with patterns since the main material is fabric. You have a wealth of choices to select from that will fit the design of your rooms; there’s no limit to the prints, colours and even material! You can use thick canvas for that minimalistic style or you can go with vibrant-coloured silk cloth for a grand old world appeal. Aside from the patterns, colour and material, there are also various ways that you can style these blinds through their unique cord mechanisms; you can create single draping (this is when the fabric makes the soft M-shape) or multiple drapes just like the style used in grand hotels.
There really is no limit to the styling potential of these Roman blinds. Accessories can also be used to enhance their beauty, as well as create volume. Valances with prints that complement the fabric of the blinds can create the look of elegant curtains. Another great idea would be to turn the blinds into valances and let them rest on top of long curtains set underneath them.
Another styling idea would be to use ribbons to emphasise the draping style of the blinds. During the Christmas season, these ribbons add a more festive appearance to window treatments. The ribbons can also be accessorised with holly, poinsettia, bells and even Christmas balls.
In addition to all the great style advantages, custom Roman blinds also present other cool benefits. With the right size and material, these blinds can provide maximum privacy for you and your family, and they are also better at completely blocking out light. Now, if you want to let light come in, mounting these blinds above the window frame will allow them to be drawn completely out of the way so light can enter your home brilliantly through your window.
More benefits include how they are great for keeping out the heat and insulating your room during the warm season, while in the winter, they help retain heat by completely covering windows where heat usually escapes. Cleaning them is also very easy since most fabrics used are washable. The thing is, washing is not even included in the frequent cleaning routine for Roman blinds – vacuuming and spot cleaning are typically the only things you need to do for regular cleaning. You would only need to wash the blinds when they are already heavily soiled.