Made to Measure Striped Roller Blinds

We have many striped fabrics perfect for roller blinds

While it's hard to remember a time when we didn't love striped material, the bold linear pattern is certainly back in a big way.   Read More...

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Made to Measure Roller Blinds

We have many striped fabrics perfect for roller blinds

While it's hard to remember a time when we didn't love striped material, the bold linear pattern is certainly back in a big way.  

Thick or thin, vertical or horizontal, in living colour or in black and white, stripes are like a magnet for the eyes, becoming an instant focal point.  Striped material for curtains and blinds is particularly stunning. Stripes on fabrics are completely timeless and unlike bolder patterned fabrics you will never tire of them. Queen Victoria made them popular, after dressing her son Bertie in a striped sailor suit and this started the connection of stripes with words such as “marine” and “sea”.  While the blue and white striped fabric combo may take us back to summer days at the seaside; the thin black and white striped fabric has a way of transporting us to the cityscape.  Whether you use them in your home in a traditional way or in a totally modern and contemporary way, decorating with striped roller blinds is a great way to bring some order to your room.

They have the power to reshape an interior depending on how they're used; they add a crisp, polished feel to a space. Best of all, striped fabrics mix beautifully with plains, florals, and other patterns meaning they can be used just about anywhere. Striped soft furnishing fabrics can be elegant when they're tone-on-tone or wild when they're bright and bold and also classic when the stripes are the same width. Here are some ideas for you from my collections:

How to incorporate stripy designs around the house

Bright striped pattern fabric for blinds look very smart, Scandinavian, nautical and informal.

You can use stripes as a beautiful trim on the bottom borders of blinds.

YOU CAN EVEN PUT STRIPES ON THE FLOOR….. Use my 100% wool stripey rugs on your floors, this is a quick way to give a room a fresh and updated look. Stripes are on the best and most versatile patterns to work, decorate and design with and they're incredibly functional and fashionable. So, why not use them on your floors?

What can be done with stripes?

My stripes come in all my different colours, I mix Lime green with Sweet Pea pink, Teal with Tomato red , Damson pink with Scree grey…and many, many more..

See my different stripes below: Stockholm StripeSimple TickingFrench Ticking and Stripe and Dash. Remember we can make as well as Blinds, Curtains, CushionsFootstoolsQuiltsHeadboardsSofasLampshades and Chairs for you in any of our striped fabrics.

I also have a range of woven stripes, woven on hand looms in a beautiful mid weight Linen. These make fresh and pretty roller blinds and can be made with blackout lining if you want to filter out the light. They also make wonderful processed blinds where you see the same pattern on the front and back.

What other patterns complement and contrast with your striped fabric?

My striped fabrics look great contrasted with the spots of Pretty Maids. Also, each stripe is designed to coordinate with the other prints in the collections to which they belong…for instance my Stockholm Stripe with Dawn Chorus and French Ticking with Flora and Fauna; equally Hand Printed Stripe with Tea Time and more…

PROS FOR ROLLER BLINDS:

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 (again, 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.