If you're about to fit out a new home, one area of focus will be the window treatments. You may be aware of your basic options and know that you will need to choose between curtains and blinds. However, you will want something that makes a statement and has an air of sophistication as well. As a compromise between the two key categories, why should you consider adding Roman blinds in each room?
As you may know, window blinds come in all shapes and sizes. You can choose the traditional horizontals or verticals, but if you want something that has an additional element of style, then Roman blinds have most of the answers.
These blinds can be made in a variety of different fabrics. You can match the decor in the rest of the room, and choose a style that is traditional, minimalist or industrial. Either way, these blinds will add a lot of character to the space and offer a much gentler transition between the outside and the inside.
Of course, you could choose curtains if you want window treatments that are based on fabric. Yet Roman blinds will usually take up much less space and be easier to manoeuvre. As they use a lot less fabric, they tend to be a more cost-effective solution as well.
Some people think that conventional blinds are more efficient when it comes to controlling the amount of light that enters the room. After all, you can vary the angle of each slat as the sun moves across the sky. But there again, it's very difficult to block out the light completely with a traditional horizontal or vertical blind. On the other hand, Roman blinds are made from a complete piece of fabric, so they can certainly help to darken a room when you need to sleep during the day.
Did you know that you can choose a motorised version of these blinds? Certainly, the manual options are relatively easy to move up and down anyway, but if you want to manage things from afar, then you should add this option to your budget as you plan.
Remember, you don't need to choose the same set of blinds for each room in the property and especially if you have a different theme running through the home. Talk with your supplier and see what options they have available first.