- Before you measure up, decide which fitting option you’d prefer: inside or outside the recess. Inside the recess is a good option for windows in small rooms without much wall space around them. It’s also ideal if you are teaming your blind with curtains. For larger rooms, choose a blind that sits outside the recess and blocks out more light.
- For a blind that’s going inside the window recess, measure the width of the recess at its narrowest point and the height of the recess.
- For a blind that’s going to hang outside the recess, measure the width of the recess and add around 2inch to each side, then measure the height of the recess and add around 6 inch.
- Decide which side the pulley and catch should be in case accessing them will be an issue.
CHOOSE A STYLE
Roller blinds roll up or down by means of a cord. To add interest when they’re open, they can have a different fabric on either side. They are an affordable option for informal settings, such as a home office.
1. Roman, roller and Swedish fabric blinds are a popular, versatile choice for every room.
2. Roman blinds are stylish but, if in constant use, their cords will need replacing over time as they have a tendency to fray or snap.
4. Swedish blinds look relaxed and are easy enough to make but can become fiddly to re-roll neatly if opened and closed often.
6. In rooms that serve a variety of functions, it’s best to pair blinds and curtains, giving a flexible window dressing to suit day and night.
7. Blinds with a blackout lining (available made to measure) are perfect for bedrooms, especially when they cover the frame completely and/or are paired with curtains. Uniform blinds, in the same style and fabric, will give a room with multiple windows a clean and cohesive look.
8. In young children’s rooms, always fit blinds that are cordless or have a spring mechanism, using the exact instructions supplied*.
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