Roman Blinds - Versatile and Child Safe
Roman blinds compliment any style home, as they are offered in a wide variety of colors, textures, fabrics, patterns, and sizes. Roman blinds are typically used to block out sunlight.
Horizontal slats sit inside of the fabric of the blind and can be raised and lowered, but unlike Venetian blinds, there is no ribbing or texture when the blind's frame is stacked. The blind is raised or lowered without the use of a rope pulley system, so they are very child-friendly.
The fabric used in making kitchen Roman blinds is often waterproof for easy cleaning.
Bedroom Roman blinds have the option of coming with blackout lining to stop sunlight from coming in and disturbing your sleep, or a thermal lining, this won’t reduce your gas/electricity bill by any amount worth even mentioning – but the extra lining does help to retain heat and is good for draughty windows.
They have a variety of linings available:
- Blackout lining, helps in controlling thermal levels and sunlight intake. The only downside to this blind lining is that the material the lining is made of is rather bulky.
- Sateen lining is made up of cotton, it is thinner than blackout lining and has a varying amount of sheen to it. It creates a fuller look to a Roman curtain, but does not provide any insulation or sunlight-blocking properties.
- Interlining is essentially a piece of wadded fabric placed within the blind's frame and sewn in in order to remain undetectable on the exterior of the blind. It has an insulating effect and aids in protection against outside UV rays.
Motorised Roman blinds are easy to use and offer a very tight blind seal around windows. Using a motorised Roman blind couldn’t be simpler, just press the button on your remote control and the motor does the rest!
Roman Blind Safety in Your Home
Your home should be a place where your children are safe and protected, but there are hidden dangers in many homes where the cords and chains of window blinds and curtains can pose a serious risk.
Young children, particularly under the age of three, can strangle in the loop of cords and chains from window blinds and curtains.
A number of deaths of children from strangulation caused by loose cords and chains from window blinds, have been reported by the media in recent years.
Precautions to Take
- Move beds, cots and furniture away from windows.
- Keep cords and chains out of reach of children – cords should end at least 1.6 metres above the ground.
- Make your existing blinds or curtains safe – try to get rid of cords ending in a loop – learn how easy it is by watching the video above. Buy the safety items featured in our video in order to secure blind cords.
- Choose new blinds or curtains carefully – there are now many options available that don’t have cords or chains.
- Ask the shop if the blind meets the safety standard EN 13120:2009+A1:2014
- Check that the blind includes a safety device for keeping the cord out of the reach of children and that the safety device meets the safety standards EN 16433:2014 and EN 16434:2014.
- Check that written instructions for assembly, installation, use and maintenance are provided, and follow them if you are installing the blind yourself.
- Further information of the new safety standards is available from the NSAI.
- Keep window blind cords and chains out of the reach of children and follow the safety instructions.
- Using safety devices may reduce the risk of a child being strangled but nothing can be considered risk-proof.
Please Note! - All blinds fitted by Manor Interiors meet all of the guidelines and regulations above
Roman Blinds - The Curtain Alternative
Known in the industry as the Energy Saving Blind, this is due to their likeness of curtains. Roman Blinds are the curtains cool cousin…….
When it comes to energy saving roman blinds are effective at blocking draughts but unfortunately won’t decrease your gas or electric bill…. As much as we’d love to tell you they can!
Roman blinds work particularly well in Bay Windows where curtains just can’t seem to do this fabulous window any justice.
As with our other blind ranges, roman blinds are made to measure and custom fitted by one of our fitting specialists.
We guarantee a perfect fit and ensure customer satisfaction every time…
We have a large selection of fabrics and linings available. Pop into our showroom, we’d be delighted to bring you through the selection and ensure you find the perfect roman blinds for your room
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Roman Blind Maintenance.
Follow these tips, and your Roman Blinds will remain fabulous
- A vacuum cleaner with a specialist upholstery attachment is the best way to keep your blinds dust free.
- Open your blind fully and brush the fabric in a downward motion. Don't forget the bottom and side edges as these trap dust easily.
- If you blind does get stained some of our fabrics can be dry cleaned but please contact us before dry cleaning.
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