Made to Measure Yellow, Spotted Roller Blinds

Yellow Fabrics for roller blinds

Yellow is the colour which makes me think of flowers, lemons, and sunshine.  It offers fresh appeal in each of its many variations.   Read More...

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Made to Measure Roller Blinds

Yellow Fabrics for roller blinds

Yellow is the colour which makes me think of flowers, lemons, and sunshine.  It offers fresh appeal in each of its many variations.  

What could be more inviting than a warm yellow coloured roller blind fabric and a scattering of cushion covers to welcome you home? The colour of eternal summer, we can’t think of any shade we would rather come home to on a bleak winter’s day – or better, a warm spring evening.

Saffron, this beautiful strong shade of ochre yellow roller blind fabric is fresh enough and strong enough to make beautiful yellow blinds and sits happily with darker shades of grey such as my winter, Charcoal and Scree and works particularity well in living rooms.

The following designs encompass these yellow and soft grey colours: Gypsy GarlandOrigamiShiboriStockholm Stripe and Pretty Maids.

My softer Buttercup yellow, is the perfect partner for the gentler blue-grey Clay with added accents of Charcoal, this combination of yellow and grey striped fabric is very pretty in kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms, exemplified in my designs SongbirdsFruit Garden and French Ticking.

The counter balance between the warmth and cheerfulness of the yellow and the cool greys is perfect. The grey and yellow interiors create happiness and warmth and are spectacular in the evening when the sun is going down and the fire is lit.

Hay is my softest yellow, beautiful for elegant sitting room or bedroom curtains and Fern and Dragonfly and coordinating Lapland Stripe too.

My Sand yellow reflect the colour golden beaches can be more sophisticated in a sitting room of dining room, adding warmth without the brightness through sand yellow upholstery and curtains.  See my Sand in the designs Cow Parsley and coordinating Stripe and Dash.

With my Straw I have moved towards a mustard yellow as in Fruit Garden and Sepals and Petals and Acorn and Leaf. The mustard and grey upholstery fabrics add that warmth and light to a room.

Which of your patterns and fabric colours go well with yellow?

I have teamed my Straw and Sand yellows with Pigeon and Cornflower blues, counterbalancing the warmth of the yellow with the cool of the blues. So, plenty of colours to build the scheme around in your sitting rooms and halls.


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 (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.