Made to Measure Terracotta Roller Blinds

Terracotta, Peach & Rust Fabrics suitable for roller blinds

Terracotta, Peach, Tangerine and Pumpkin are the names I have given to my earthy coloured soft furnishing fabrics.   Read More...

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Made to Measure Roller Blinds

Terracotta, Peach & Rust Fabrics suitable for roller blinds

Terracotta, Peach, Tangerine and Pumpkin are the names I have given to my earthy coloured soft furnishing fabrics.  

Terracotta is often used as a colour word, too, to describe the natural brown-orange colour of terracotta products. A shade between orange and brown, terracotta is a cosy colour that helps to warm the house with just a few touches.

Terracotta can be made by mixing light brown and red.

I have several striking linen terracotta roller blind fabrics: Terracotta blinds made from my Wild and Free design, a beautiful design depicting early animals taking from early art at the British Museum, are stunning and suitable for any room in the house. I also have a stripe called Stockholm Stripe in terracotta mixed with charcoal grey.

Peach is a softer shade of terracotta, a little more red in in and make wonderful made to measure blinds,  making a really warm feel in any room. My favourite fabrics in peach are May Blossom, and Fruit Garden. I have mixed this shade of soft terracotta with a green blue called Smoke.

On the same theme Tangerine is a yellow orange, whereas Pumpkin has more red in it. Pumpkin looks wonderful with Duck Egg blue and Smoke, whereas Tangerine coordinates well with my Sweet Pea pink. Both of these orange fabrics can also look dramatic and modern when used with Charcoal and Winter.

You can be restrained and use orange as a small pop of colour or go for it and choose a wonderful orange blinds…

All these terracotta fabrics can be made into items for you through our Made to Measure service. All our fabrics are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen and Linen Union making them suitable for blinds. 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.

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.

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.