WHY ROMAN BLINDS ARE AN IDEAL SOFT WINDOW TREATMENT
When it comes to selecting window treatments, you may be stuck choosing between a soft fabric like curtains and the stylish yet practical qualities of blinds such as Roman Blinds.
Why are they called Roman blinds? They were first recorded being used in ancient Rome to stop dust from entering dwellings – a good idea that has lasted the test of time!
Roman blinds have remained in-demand over the centuries chiefly because of the unique aesthetic benefits they offer. Since they are made from fabric, they can be made in a wide variety of colours and patterns to suit any interior design, often serving as an important focal point that transforms the space.
Thicker fabric choices allow for greater privacy and light control benefits, giving you a highly practical window treatment as well as a highly stylish one. Because it is one piece of fabric (and not a series of slats, such as timber or Aluminium Venetians), there are no gaps from which light can filter through, making them ideal for when you really need to stop all light from entering the room.
Because Roman blinds are made with less fabric than curtains, they are often a cheaper option.The fact that these shades have great practical benefits and excellent design potential is why they are so versatile and used in a wide variety of homes. Whether the house is modern, traditional, historical, etc., Roman Blinds can be made to look outstanding in almost any space.
Able to be paired with treatments that resist rot and mildew, Roman blinds are a long-term investment that is easy to protect. Discreet and self-aligning cords ensure that opening and closing the shades is seamless and straightforward. Our fabrics are mould and mildew resistant as well as being UV stabilised, you can be sure Burns for Blinds Roman Blinds will stand the test of time.
Flat shades provide the most modern look and feel, while looped and teardrop styles are ideal for those seeking a more traditional aesthetic. Of course, this window treatment also helps to insulate your home, allowing you to more efficiently regulate the indoor temperature.
There are three main types of Roman blinds you can select from, translucent, sunscreen, and blockout.
Translucent fabrics are excellent for allowing more natural light in certain rooms like living rooms, bathrooms, and kitchens. As the name implies, sunscreen fabrics are fantastic at preventing heat and glare from entering through the window. Blockout fabrics are the best privacy solution, allowing you to completely shut out the outside world at your leisure and create a cosy, comfortable interior space.
This variety of fabric options mean that there’s something for everyone when it comes to Roman blinds. At Burns for Blinds, we offer custom made-to-order Roman blinds in the 3 varieties listed above, with a range of attractive colour options, along with a 3-year warranty.