Made to Measure Blue Roller Blinds

Can I use blue fabrics can I use to make my roller blinds? Which of your blues and cold and which are warm for Made to Measure Roller Binds?   

There are of course many different shades of blue as with all colours; from the cooler shade of Cornflower and Indigo, to the softest shades of Lake Blue and Speedwell.  Read More...

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Made to Measure Roller Blinds

Can I use blue fabrics can I use to make my roller blinds? Which of your blues and cold and which are warm for Made to Measure Roller Binds?   

There are of course many different shades of blue as with all colours; from the cooler shade of Cornflower and Indigo, to the softest shades of Lake Blue and Speedwell. 

Teal takes its name from a bird named the 'Common Teal' which has a Teal stripe on its head. Teal is a mixture of blue and green. It can be mixed with white to make it lighter or with grey for the adverse effect.

Teal is a strong colour, but being from the blue family of shades it is a rare combination of strength and quietness in one. There are few colours that you can use throughout a whole scheme and not feel utterly overwhelmed, Teal is one of those. With such a breadth of tones it can cheerfully be employed for Roller blinds in any room.

Powder Blue is a brighter blue with it’s wonderful warmth, which makes it a good choice for Roller Blinds for bedrooms as well and living rooms. One of the most popular Powder Blue fabrics is Fruit Garden with its coordinates Pretty Maids, and Sepals and Petals.

Duck Egg blue is the best-selling blue colour, and was inspired by the Farrow and Ball colour 'Light Blue'. Vanessa created her first Duck Egg Blue in her living room over 25 years ago! Done by hand mixing paint and printed curtain fabrics to blend with the room. She was so charmed by this colour that she took it into her subsequent collections over the next 19 years, and it has proved to stand the test of time. The shade of the duck egg blue colour fabric is hard to describe. It's neither just blue, nor green, nor grey, but a blend of all of them. It is a colour that never dates in our view and is a beautifully soft colour to include in your home; it doesn't challenge the eye in busy kitchens and living room designs and equally creates a serene feeling of calm. The main Duck Egg blue fabric designs are Cow Parsley, Acorn and Leaf, Swallow Dive, Down to Earth, and Up the Garden Path, to name a few.

There are many coordinating fabrics for the main Duck Egg Blue fabrics, namely stripes, spots and plains. See the French Ticking, Stockholm Stripe, Pretty Maids, and Plain Dotty and many more.

Pros for choosing Roller Blinds:

GREAT FOR INSIDE A RECESS – Roller Blinds are a great option if you want to install a blind inside a recess because they are really easy to fit, lightweight, practical, easily adjustable with beaded chains (or ivory cord), and visually very stylish.

PELMETS - if you have your blind inside a recess, you can choose to have a smart, perfectly pattern matched pelmet that covers the roll at the top revealing the reverse lining; this is approximately 11 cm deep. It has revolutionised the use of Roller Blinds, making them much more attractive and usable in all rooms of a house!

MAXIMUM LIGHT – if you want to allow in as much natural light as possible, Roller Blinds may be the better option over Roman Blinds. With Roller Blinds, the fabric rolls up at the top of your window and will take up about 9 cm of space.

CENTRAL PULL – with a Roller Blind you can have a centre pull which can be handy on a window behind the kitchen sink. This comes with an ivory coloured cord and wooden acorn.

LOWER MAINTENANCE – once you have pulled up a Roman Blind you sometimes have to handle the folds as they can get caught in the cords, you don’t have this problem with Roller Blinds. It is just one piece of fabric that is adjusted with either a continuous beaded chain to either the left or right hand side of the blind, or as previously mentioned, a centre pull.

TREATMENT OPTIONS - We offer three different finishings on our Roller Blinds: Laminate, Blackout, and Processed. The laminated backing is a lining bonded onto the face of the fabric (no lamination takes place to the face fabric). Blackout is an off-white lining, which again is bonded to the fabric but is ideal for privacy. And Processed is just the fabric on its own with that has a clear stiffening spray applied to it for rigidness.

STYLISH IN DESIGN - You have a lot of creative freedom when it comes to the finished look of your Roller Blind. In addition to a pelmet, you can also add a 5 cm contrasting bottom border. Any of our other fabrics can be used for this, for example Gypsy Garland in Dove, with a bottom border in Stockholm Stripe - Dove, Winter. You could also opt for a Plain Linen Union in Saffron border instead, to go with the Gypsy, depending on the other colours in your room. The choice is yours to coordinate as you see fit!

Also, if you can’t reach the top of the window at all easily, a Roller Blind with a pelmet to hide the roll might be the right choice as you will have no need to reach the top ever. The maximum size for roller and roman blinds is 240cm x 240cm.

All these can be made for you through our Made to Measure service. You can order your Made to Measure Blinds, Curtains, Cushions and more, straight from our website. The online video guide will help you measure your windows for blinds. For a written guide on how to measure, please click here where you can print or download a copy for yourself.

All our fabrics are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen, and Linen Union, making them suitable for lampshades, curtains, blinds, cushions, and upholstery. We hold a good stock of all our fabrics ensuring delivery is usually within 3-5 working days subject to availability. The same team, who takes your order will roll, inspect and cut it, so accuracy and quality can be assured.

How to measure up for your Roller Blind:

Inside a window recess

 Width: Measure the width of the recess from the left to the right (see E on the diagram) 

Length: Measure from the top of the recess to the bottom (see E on the diagram)

YOU ONLY NEED TO PROVIDE US WITH THE FULL RECESS MEASUREMENT - the maker will allow for the rolling mechanism when making the blinds (There will be a gap of about 1.5cm between the fabric and the recess wall which will allow some light through, even with a blackout lining)

Outside a window recess

Width: Measure the outside of the window recess (see F on diagram) and add at least 5cms on each side to minimise any light leaking through. 

Length: Measure from the required position above the window (we recommend adding at least 5cm), to the length you require (see F on the diagram)

This also applies to blinds that will be fitted to the outside of a door recess, we only need the width and length that you would like the finished blind to be.

Please note that if your roller blind is outside the recess, we have to allow for the mechanism at either side of the roller blind, which is usually 1.5cm each side. For example, if you want the fabric width of your blind to measure 100cm, you need to specify this upon placing your order as 'finished fabric width', otherwise our makers will assume it is the recess width, and cut the fabric down to 97cm with the remaining 3cm for the mechanism, i.e. 100cm full fabric width + 3cm for mechanism, making the final recess width 103cm.

 Your Roller blinds will be delivered complete with hanging instructions and fittings.