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FIVE reasons why you should hang Roman Blinds in your home

Hello friends! Today I want to have a chat about Roman blinds and why they are a brilliant option for every home! I have a mix of curtains and blinds in my house and I’m honestly shocked more people don’t consider Roman blinds. There are truly so many advantages to hanging them; not only are they beautiful to look at, but they are a great space saving option which are be a lot cheaper, more practical and functional than traditional curtains.

Also, before we get started, my mum made all the curtains and blinds for our house as she has a background in professional sewing, so I’ve consulted her on this post to share her wisdom with you too! I really hope this post is helpful to you! Let’s go!

You can see fabric print better

One of the reasons I love Roman blinds is because you can see the fabric print so much better with Roman blinds than you can with curtains. Where curtains will drape and fold, Roman blinds have far less folds and you can see a lot more of the print. If you have spent a small fortune on a statement fabric, a Roman blind will show off the print better than most curtains could ever! 

Save money

Bespoke curtains are incredibly expensive to have made because not only do they take a long time to make, but they also require a LOT of fabric, especially if you are wanting triple pleated curtains, which are the most luxurious and full style of curtains. Where as Roman blinds take a fraction of the fabric and cost a lot less to get made. Our lounge curtains needed around 10-12 metres of fabric with the pattern repeat, where as a Roman blind for the same window would have needed around 1.5 metres. Which is a huge saving on fabric alone! Plus curtain poles and curtains rings can add a lot to the overall cost too!

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Great for windows next to a wall

Next up! If you live in a house which has windows situated close to a corner of a room or in a recess, it can be really tricky to get curtains to fit the space. They can end up looking really cramped and leaving little or no space for the curtain pole. Not only does it look a little tight, but also the fabric of the curtains can block a lot of light. Where as a Roman blind is a lot neater for tighter spaces and don’t block out much light. I had this situation in our old bedroom and I loved the clean simple look of the roman blinds, plus it meant I could really see the beautiful print of the Designers Guild fabric. 

Easy to make for beginner sewers

Curtains are incredibly difficult and time consuming to make, they also need a lot of space for the cutting out, pleating and hemming. You need to be a pretty confident seamstress to attempt making them yourself, whereas a blind is fairly easy, especially if you use one of these Roman blind kits. They give you everything you all the components you need as well as easy-to-follow instructions to make your very own bespoke blind for a fraction of the price of curtains. 

Great for windows above a radiator

Finally, it’s always difficult to know what to do with windows which have a radiator underneath. Whilst long curtains look so much nicer than short curtains, they also block a lot of the heat from the radiator when they are drawn, however, if you don’t draw the curtains, you let loads of heat out of the window, so it’s a bit of a no-win situation! Where as Roman blinds allow you to insulate the window without blocking the radiator or compromising on style.

Ta da! And there we have it! FIVE reasons why you should hang Roman Blinds in your home. I really hope this post is of help! Thank you so much for reading and let me know if you have any questions! This is a sponsored post.

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