Made to Measure Neutral, Trimming Roller Blinds

What Neutral Fabrics do you have for making made to measure roller blinds?

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Made to Measure Roller Blinds

What Neutral Fabrics do you have for making made to measure roller blinds?

I have 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 are suitable for all types of homes – from city apartments to country houses: I 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 my Plain Duck Egg Linen Union and then use gentle florals such as my Cow Parsley in Duck egg and Cornflower for the cushions.

Woollen throws are a great way of adding more texture to a living room or bedroom, my 100% British Wool Honeycomb Blanket in its soft and neutral Pigeon is perfect for those who are looking to create a neutral feel in a room.

I 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 in 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 Bird Hop Lampshade made to order by us. Neutral colours for rugs are so useful and will fit into any room scheme. See my floor rugs and runners in colours such as Mouse, Bracken and Smoke, 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.


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

BOTTOM BORDER: Think about using a contrasting colour for a border on the bottom edge of the blind, to add some interest.

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 (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.