When decorating your house, why not try something new? Roman Blinds are all the rage at the moment, and here are seven reasons why you should jump on board.
This is obviously one of the most important factors to consider, especially when working on a budget. Compared to other window treatments – curtains in particular – Roman Blinds are an extremely cheap alternative. If you were to price up top of the range curtains with top of the range wooden blinds, you would notice a considerable distance.
Let’s be honest, there’s a reason Roman Blinds are still popular hundreds of years after their incarnation. The lists of colours, materials and designs are endless. Hobbled or flat blinds would complement any room well, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Whether it’s a contemporary atmosphere you’re looking to create, or a stylish yet formal meeting room, there’s a pair of Roman Blinds to meet your every need.
Simple to clean
Have you ever tried to clean a curtain? If you have, then you’ll appreciate the simplicity of cleaning Roman Blinds. A quick once-over with a vacuum nozzle, followed by a bit of elbow grease and scrubbing with a warm, damp cloth and mild stain remover and you’re done. In a hurry? No bother – you can un-mount fabric blinds and give them a spin in the washing machine.
Perfect for families
It’s not unusual for a family household to contain children and pets. Unfortunately, that means it’s also not unusual for a family household to have ragged curtains. Avoid giving children the temptation to yank and pets the temptation to claw by fitting Roman Blinds which can be easily raised out of harm’s reach.
Aside from kids and pets, another potential threat to your furnishings is in the kitchen. A curtain hanging over a hot stove is a disaster waiting to happen. Like with children and animals, blinds allow you to raise them totally away from any sort of danger in the kitchen.
Enjoy the view
Whether it’s the Manhattan skyline, or simply the picturesque countryside, you want to make the most of your view. With curtains, there will always be an overlap onto the window and into your peripheral view. There are no such problems with Roman Blinds, as they can be retracted totally out of view.
Great for night workers
No matter how well adjusted your sleeping pattern is, it’s always harder to sleep during the day than at night. Curtains can only block out so much light. Roman Blinds however, can create total blackouts at any time of day to ensure that you get all the sleep needed for a successful night shift.