Made to Measure Spotted Roller Blinds

More than any other pattern, spotted fabrics have a natural freshness that can lift any scheme in seconds. Be it traditional or modern, bedroom or bathroom, by adding a wall of spots or covering a favourite chair in circles, your home will take on a charming, classic vibe that will never date; spotted patterns are timeless. Read More...

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Made to Measure Roller Blinds

More than any other pattern, spotted fabrics have a natural freshness that can lift any scheme in seconds. Be it traditional or modern, bedroom or bathroom, by adding a wall of spots or covering a favourite chair in circles, your home will take on a charming, classic vibe that will never date; spotted patterns are timeless.

One of the most popular spotty fabrics is Vanessa's award-winning Pretty Maids, (House and Garden award 2014). This comes in many, many colours and coordinates with most of the main printed designs. We make many Roller Blinds using this design, it is easy to use and timeless.

Plain Dotty has a very subtle and dainty spot, which makes it a suitable blind fabric too. In the May Blossom, spot fabric, the spots are made from organic seed head shapes. There are 4 colourways including wonderful colours such as Peach and Plum.

Another design that includes spots is Sow and Scatter. The dots themselves are just the outline but form a beautiful trellis shape in a lovely bright range of colours. 

What is your spotted fabric best used for?

Spots are undeniably fresh and fun, so are perfect for Roller Blinds for all rooms in a house. This is a lovely gender-neutral choice for children's rooms too, that can be given a spirited touch with colourful accents as the child grows. The spotted fabric is a timeless choice for curtains and Wall Coverings, such as Spotty Stripe and Pretty Maids - we can make blackout blinds and curtains from our spotty fabrics.

Feel free to dabble with spotty fabrics, armchairs can be given a smart makeover, this is a versatile way to add spots, too, as the piece can be moved from room to room as and when you choose. Spotty window seats, cushions and bed quilts are always a success.

Don’t keep spots and dots simply for the younger members of the family, as dotty fabrics and Wallpaper can add a grown-up blast of chic.

What colours and design options work best with your spotted fabric range?

Yellow spotted fabrics can add energy to any room in the house. Spots work effortlessly with all sorts of our other patterns, including florals, checks and stripes.

For your walls, Spotty Stripe and Pretty Maids Wall Coverings are perfect, friendly and timeless. 

Pros for 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 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 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.