When in Rome: All About Roman Blinds

In the blind and awning industry, styles come and go. As a result, we’re constantly experiencing influxes of different trends, but it is safe to say that at the moment, one style that is experiencing a revival is the tried and trusted Roman style. A from of roller blinds , roman blinds are sturdy, practical and versatile, and more and more Australians are discovering the benefits of choosing this high quality product for their homes.

What Are Roman Blinds?

Roman blinds are usually made from extremely thick and heavy fabric, giving them a luxurious and elegant look. The blind is segmented into even horizontal panels, which have a firm strip of wood built in to each panel. When the blind is lifted (using a pulley cord) the panels raise one-by-one which means that it is possible to have blinds halfway open, fully open, closed or at any stage in-between, while still reaping the benefits of the protective and insulating fabric. Roman blinds typically have a protective head-rail that hangs over the top like a pelmet, and can be fitted flush to the window opening for maximum insulation.

Why Roman Blinds?

Apart from the enduring elegance of the roman blinds style, one of the benefits of choosing this product for your home is the incredible light-blocking abilities of the fabric and design. Energy bills have never been higher, and the cost of our consumption on the earth is getting more and more damaging. Because of this, people are eager to find ways in which they can lower their heating and cooling bills and reduce the impact they have on the planet through their consumption. Roman blinds, by offering a more complete insulation solution, can prevent heat from escaping during the colder months, and block out the sunlight during the summer months. Not only does this make Roman blinds a sustainable choice, but a cost-effective one as well!

Style

New designs and trends in fabric and interior design mean that although roman blinds typically look like a more classic style, there are many more contemporary options that suit even the most minimal and modern of homes. For those looking for the traditional classic look, roman blinds work perfectly with heavy, rich and luxurious fabrics, and can add that touch of opulence to your interiors.

Along with retractable awnings , roman blinds look set to storm the market this year and beyond, both due to their versatility, cost-effectiveness, insulating properties and of course, their enduring elegance.