Made to Measure Red Roller Blinds
Is red a good colour for Roller Blinds?
When people walk into a red room, they immediately respond. High-octane orange-tinted tones make you feel energized and alive, while subtler, more old-fashioned purplish shades―burgundy, maroon, brick―can evoke the cosy, insular vibe of, say, an 18th-century library. Either way, red is a statement colour. Read More...
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Made to Measure Roller Blinds
Is red a good colour for Roller Blinds?
When people walk into a red room, they immediately respond. High-octane orange-tinted tones make you feel energized and alive, while subtler, more old-fashioned purplish shades―burgundy, maroon, brick―can evoke the cosy, insular vibe of, say, an 18th-century library. Either way, red is a statement colour.
Even a small quantity of red may breathe new life into a room with an otherwise neutral colour scheme. Tomato, the brightest red fabric, is used in the Wild and Free, Life and Eternity Detail, Little Fern, and Stockholm Stripe designs. This colour can be used to create stunning red soft furnishings and furniture.
Raspberry red is softer and a little more orange, making wonderful red upholstery fabrics or red curtain and blind fabric. See our designs Fern and Dragonfly, Little Leaf, and Botanical Trellis.
The Cranberry red fabrics have more blue in them and go more towards a burgundy dark red upholstery fabric. Cow Parsley and Acorn and Leaf both have this lovely mellow red, warming up a room without being too strident.
Red soft furnishing fabrics are warm, cool greys and warm blues are also possible complementary colours to use in a room to add interest.
Red stimulates the appetite, which makes it a perfect choice for the lead colour in a dining room palette. Any of our red fabrics would work in this type of room, but maybe especially the Cranberry in Acorn and Leaf, Cow Parsley, and Dandelion Trellis. Red adds drama to any room—even one as utilitarian as the kitchen. Paintings, accessories, lampshades, and even carpet rugs and runners are more ways to incorporate this vibrant colour into a space. I sell hand-woven carpets and floor/stair runners in the colour Cranberry from a woollen mill in Pembrokeshire, which is a wonderful accent to any home in need of an extra-warm hue.
What colours contrast and complement red well?
If you’re familiar with the colour wheel, you know that green is exactly opposite of red, making it a complementary colour. Complementary colours tend to, well, complement each other, so green is a great choice to pair with reds. See fresh Apple Green mixed with Raspberry red in Down to Earth, Stripe and Dash, and Paisley Ground designs.
A colour scheme of red, white, black, and grey make a stylish bedroom. Red punctuates the room with pillows, a throw, a rug, and other accents. If you’re not ready to commit wholly, try red as an accent, pulling it in through curtains, cushions or an upholstered chair. Decorating tip: in a sitting room, pick a wall colour—like chocolate brown—to ground the red. Because the colour is so visually arresting, even one red upholstered chair or red cushion can transform a neutral room. Red furnishings work well with pale and dark neutrals―white walls, wood floors, and natural stone.
These fabrics are all suitable for soft furnishings and furniture, which we can with our Made to Measure service.
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.