Made to Measure Nursery Roller Blinds

Which of your fabrics are suitable for Roller Blinds for a nursery room?

Nursery roller blinds are safe for children and infants and can help create an engaging surface for your baby. Choose from these mentally stimulating patterns for your baby as their colour vision develops over the first 4 months of life. Read More...

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Made to Measure Roller Blinds

Which of your fabrics are suitable for Roller Blinds for a nursery room?

Nursery roller blinds are safe for children and infants and can help create an engaging surface for your baby. Choose from these mentally stimulating patterns for your baby as their colour vision develops over the first 4 months of life.

Vanessa can still remember the fabric in her bedroom when she was a little girl. Even very small children are so observant and have to time to gaze and day dream, so it is important to give them pictorial fabrics to feed their wonderful, creative imaginations. Children lie awake for bed more than we do and are eager to look around and absorb their surroundings.

Vanessa eldest daughter, Rose, drew all the animals in our design Wild and Free, found on cave drawings and Etruscan cases, drawn during many visits to the British Museum.  If that won’t feed the imagination of little ones I’m not sure what will! Also, her younger daughter, Flora, drew the fun bird for Bird Hop. Both designs are available in a range of stunning colours from Saffron yellow, to Teal blue.

By the Sea is a wonderful scene for gazing at, with people walking their dogs, sailing boats and lighthouses. Vanessa's husband drew these images after a weekend visit to Mousehole in Cornwall.

These designs are printed on beautiful linen and come in lots of gorgeous colours.

Children's bedrooms and playrooms can look really wonderful with fun blinds to brighten them up.

If you simply cannot decide which is best between blinds or curtains in a child or baby’s room, then try using both. Doing so provides privacy, and gives you design options you will not have with blinds alone, adding more colour and pattern. But you must follow our installation instructions carefully to make them child safe.

Pretty Maids and Stockholm Stripe all coordinate beautifully with them and work well as coordinates for a chair, cushion, or bed head.

Blackout blinds and curtains can be useful for young children to help them to sleep longer in early morning.

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.

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.

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.