Made to Measure Blue, Pet Friendly 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 Sky 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 Sky 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.

My newest blue is called Powder Blue; it’s a wonderful warm blue which makes it a good choice for roller blinds for bedrooms as well and living rooms. One of my most popular Powder Blue fabrics is Fruit Garden with its coordinates May Blossom and Sepals and Petals.

Duck Egg blue is my best selling blue colour and was inspired by the Farrow and Ball colour 'Light Blue'. I created my first Duck Egg Blue living room design 25 years ago, hand mixing paint and printed curtain fabrics to blend with the room.   I was so charmed by this colour that I took it on into my collections over the next 19 years and it has proved to last the test of time. The shade of my duck egg blue colour fabric is a hard colour to describe...neither just blue...nor green, nor grey... but a blend of all of them. It is a colour that never dates in my view and is very easy on the eye; it doesn't challenge the eye in busy kitchens and living room designs and equally creates a serene feeling of calm. My 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 co-ordinating fabrics for the main Duck Egg Blue fabrics namely stripes, spots and plains...see my French Ticking, Stockholm Stripe, Pretty Maids and Plain Dotty and many more.

You can order your made to measure curtains, blinds and cushions straight from our website. The online guide will help you measure your windows for blinds. Watch the short video to the left to help you to make your decisions; you can also pop into my showroom to see my full range

much material covers the window. This is especially a good feature if you have smaller windows.

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 central pull which can be handy on a window behind the

PROS FOR ROLLER BLINDS:

GOOD FOR INSIDE A RECESS – if you are looking to fix a blind into a recess, roller blinds are the perfect choice and why not add a pelmet to hide the roll?  With roller blinds you have complete control over how much material covers the window. This is especially a good feature if you have smaller windows.

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 central pull which can be handy on a window behind the kitchen sink.

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.

NEW – ROLLER BLIND PELMETS – If you have your blind in a recess, you can now choose to have a smart pelmet made with it which covers the ‘roll’, is pattern matched to the main blind and is approximately 11 cm deep. This has revolutionised the use of roller blinds, making them much more attractive and so usable in all rooms of a house!

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 to the top ever…maximum size for roller and roman blinds is 240cm x 240cm

All these can be made for you through our Made to Measure service.

All these fabrics are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen and Linen Union and are suitable for curtains, blinds, cushions, lampshades and upholstery. We hold a good stock of all our fabrics ensuring delivery is usually within 3-5 working days with an overnight service available. The same team, who take you 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 (again, 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 otherwise our makers will assume it is the finished 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 finished width 103cm.

 Your Roller blinds will be delivered ready rolled complete with fittings.