Made to Measure Neutral Roller Blinds

What neutral Fabrics do you have for making Made to Measure Roller Blinds?

Vanessa designed a collection of warm and cool neutrals to create soothing and calm interiors. Read More...

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Made to Measure Roller Blinds

What neutral Fabrics do you have for making Made to Measure Roller Blinds?

Vanessa designed a collection of warm and cool neutrals to create soothing and calm interiors.

Neutral tones create a timeless interior, but this does not need to be dull and boring; by layering different shades and using texture a neutral scheme will be interesting and relaxing.

Neutral fabrics can range from muted Duck Eggs, to Creams, and sophisticated shades of grey such as Dove, Scree and Charcoal.

You need to choose the best shade for your room by considering the way the room faces, the amount of light you get and the atmosphere you want to create. Do you want a light and airy room or are you trying to create a warm and cosy scheme?

Using these neutrals for blinds in your living room and bedrooms creates a relaxing feel and is suitable for all types of homes – from city apartments to country houses: We would recommend creating a mood board so that you can see how the different shades and textures you have chosen work together.

To do this you need to collect samples of the items you are using. You can also include images of things you have used for your inspiration for example photographs or cut outs from magazines.

What are the best neutral colours for making Roller Blinds in a home?

To make the scheme interesting try mixing stripes, spots and florals in neutral tones with your Plains. For example, you could choose a neutral fabric for curtains such as Plain Duck Egg Linen Union, and then use gentle florals such as Cow Parsley in Duck Egg and Cornflower for the cushions.

We recommend our neutral fabric collection for blinds in soft and gentle colours, with animal motifs and plant prints to bring the beauty of nature to your interiors. Cotton and linen fabrics offer an earthy aesthetic and a unique, tactile texture, making them a fine choice for blinds.

If you want to add just a splash of colour to your neutral interior, you could introduce this as a bold piece of artwork. You could also add a bit of sparkle by having a Saffron yellow Pretty Maids Lampshade made to order by us. Neutral colours for rugs are so useful and will fit into any room scheme. We sell 100% British Wool floor rugs and runners in colours such as Mouse brown, Bracken grey, and Smoke blue, which are gentle in their neutral tones.

The neutrality of the colour means that they will subtly match all decors whilst still providing the warmth and look of any other curtain design. In recent years, neutral room settings have become extremely fashionable with many homes around the UK favouring this design.

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.

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.