Blinds form an essential part of pretty much every soft furnishing scheme we work on. The popularity of blinds stems from their functionality and versatility.
Our best selling blind product – neatness and function characterised by a series of horizontal folds that hang one behind the other when raised. Very much at the aesthetic end of the spectrum because roman blinds can be made up from the same fabrics that you would use for your curtains. However they’re also very practical, particularly in kitchens where they take up less space and are more easy to maintain than curtains.
With our technical expertise on the specifying and making up of roman blinds, we are often asked to supply and install extremely large roman blinds for bifold and sliding door applications.
The video below shows three huge roman blinds we recently made for a client in Oxford – two of them over 5 metres wide and 3.5metres long!
Ever popular and featuring in almost all of our soft furnishings projects. Roller blinds tend to fulfil a more practical than aesthetic function – typically where privacy and/or uv protection are required. Roller blinds take up the least amount of space of any of our blinds, which makes them the first choice where space is limited and light preservation is essential. We install a lot of roller blinds in kitchens (particularly for bi-fold and sliding door applications) and in sitting rooms and bedrooms roller blinds work well behind curtains for the privacy they offer.
Almost all of our blinds can be motorised, but electric roman blinds and roller blinds are the most popular motorised applications with our clients. Electric blinds can be operated together or individually at the touch of a button, and pre-programmed stopping points can give you effortless privacy. Also a great option where accessibility to the windows is an issue.
Voile or sheer blinds
The voile properties of a blind stem from the opacity of the fabric. Roman blinds and roller blinds are the most obvious applications, but opaque or semi-opaque fabrics also work well with vertical blinds.
Vertical blinds comprise a series of thin strips that hang vertically. They can be stacked back from the window, and when in position can be tilted through their axis to give you an unparalled level of privacy control. A contemporary look for apartment living or office spaces.
Venetian Blinds also comprise a series of thin strips – typically metal or wood/wood effect and available in a range of colours. Unlike vertical blinds, these strips hang horizontally. They can be raised and lowered, and tilted up or down to regulate what you see out – and crucially, what people see in! Great for privacy control. Most often seen in contract or work environments but often used in domestic environs to create a contemporary look.
Thermal blinds are characterised by their ability to prevent or minimise draught coming into the room on one hand whilst stopping heat escaping on the other. Roman blinds with their combination of face fabric, interlining and thermal or blackout lining make great blinds, but roller blinds in thick or SPC coated fabrics can also provide an effective barrier.