Roman blinds are a smart window dressing that make a compact alternative to curtains. While other window blind styles – such as roller blinds – are a popular choice, the stacked style of Roman blinds brings a little extra sophistication to windows throughout the home. As kitchen or bathroom blinds these shades add privacy, as well as a design feature, but you can also find blackout blind options that are ideal for bedroom windows. Keep things super simple with a plain design, or go all-out for impact with bold florals or streamlined stripes. Ready-made Roman blinds are a less expensive option than their made-to-measure equivalent, but be aware that you may need to hang these outside rather than inside your window recess unless you are very lucky and an off-the-peg design happens to fit. Follow manufacturers’ and retailers’ guidelines on fitting Roman blinds in children’s rooms or nurseries as there are very important safety considerations. With all that in mind, here are our favourite blinds to that you can buy online…
This Roman blind features a classic leaf-trail pattern that makes for a lively window dressing. Made from daylight fabric that gives privacy while allowing some light to enter the room, it's best placed in living areas such as the kitchen or bathoom. Side cord control. Fittings included. Features a breakaway blinds and cords system that is easy to re-assemble. Cotton viscose mix. W180 x 120cm drop.
For a totally bespoke blind, that's tailor made to fit your decorating scheme, choose your fabric, lining and trim. These subtle stripes, in calming neutral tones, are a smart choice for windows whichever room you choose to put them in. Cotton linen mix. Any size available from W30 x 35cm drop up to W200 x 300cm drop. Price shown is for W60 x 120cm drop.
Simplicity rules with this plain textured ready-made Roman blind, in ever-stylish grey; if your decorating scheme features a lot of pattern, plain, unpatterned blinds are a good option to ground a space. With three width options to choose from, your can install these blinds easily either inside or outside your window recess (depending on the width of your windows). Dry clean only. Cotton polyester mix. W90 x 140cm drop.
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A Roman blind in a rich red check fabric is a lovely touch for autumn and winter. Fitted inside the window recess, it brings a sense of warmth to your windows - and your living space as a whole. As a backdrop to cool coloured walls and luxurious leather sofas in a living room, or as part of an earthy-hued scheme, this Roman blind is a neat little option. Polyester. W60 x 120cm drop.
A pretty Roman blind, like this one that features textured embroidery, adds a touch of vintage chic to windows, while also filtering and diffusing sunlight. Use in place of net curtains to provide your home with a sense of privacy, while maintaining a modern decorating scheme. Matching voile curtains also available. Other colour options include Latte and Rose. Dry clean only. H60 x 160cm drop.
This Roman blind makes a feature of a modern floral - a simple print of overlapping ginkgo biloba leaves - in a pretty shade of green that is at home in a bedroom or child's room as it is in a living room. Incorporates a primary breakaway system on blind cords that is easy to reassemble. Cotton. W60 x 140cm drop.
This faux silk thermal blind is designed to provide an extra barrier against the cold, but it also includes blackout feature for extra privacy. Other vibrant colours are available, so you can create smart window dressings, whatever your decorating scheme. Pair with matching thermal eyelet curtains for a cool, contemporary style. W60cm by 120cm drop.
Hang a pretty floral print at your windows - via this ready-made Roman blind - and enjoy the memories of summery scenes all year round. This blind comes in three width options that can easily be installed inside or outside your window recess, and features a cord lock and safety break-away brushed metal cylinder pull. Polyester. Dry clean only. W90 x 140cm drop.
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This wonderful classic scrolling floral is just perfect for a Roman blind. The combination of red-and-cream flourishes creates a classic, grown-up feel in a neutral living area. Made to measure, so any size is available from W30 x 35cm drop up to W200 x 300cm drop. Cotton. Price shown is for W60 x 120cm drop.
With this fresh Roman blind design at your windows, you can almost feel the (imaginary) sea breeze. The attractive vertical stripe blind design diffuses bright sunlight in summer, and keeps that airy beach-like sensation in winter in a cool, white interior. Cotton. W90 x 140cm drop.