Gone are the days when one has to return merchandise because ‘it doesn’t fit’. This is true not only for clothing, but also for household items like window blinds. Off-the-shelf fixed sizes still exist, but the trend now is more on customization – in that window coverings can be made to order. No more wasted trips to the shops or having to do with ill-fitting blinds! The one exception to this situation can be found if you are looking for Velux roller blinds.
The benefit to ordering customized window blinds is quite apparent, as most windows today do not necessarily follow standard measurements as they did in the past. Bay windows spring to mind. When it comes to window coverings, there is practically an ocean of choices that await the consumer. Some may opt for coverings, like Roman shades and curtains, which tend to be more elaborate and are maybe more in keeping with their own interior décor. Have a look at Roller Blinds for more info on this.
Others may want a cleaner and simpler look like roller, vertical and Venetian blinds. Unlike Venetian and vertical blinds, however, made to measure roller blinds are made of a single piece of fabric that move up and down neatly via chain or spring operation. Or, given a little bit more expense, whenever a button is pushed! Roller blinds are appealing in this sense because they provide (literally) no-frills functionality while being stylish at the same time.
The blinds of today are not only made to fit specific measurements – they can be manufactured to provide gradations of shade such that sheer, transparent and fully-diffused (blackout) are available to choose from.
What’s even better for design-conscious home owners, is that made to measure roller blinds no longer come in only bland and stark creams and browns. I’m definitely not saying there is anything wrong with creams and browns!
They now come in a myriad of colours, textures, patterns and designs that could themselves be the point of interest in an interior space. Some roller blinds even come in natural woven designs (like bamboo and jute) and, for the environmentally conscious consumer, recycled. For the upwardly mobile, photo roller blinds are the window treatment of choice. Very nice to look at and they can be the focal point in any room! Because roller blinds easily meet function and style requirements, they remain a popular choice as window dressings, lending an elegant yet clean and uncluttered look.