Roman blinds are a very popular window covering option for a lot of homeowners for a number of reasons. They’re versatile, affordable, easy to install, and very easy to maintain. Additionally, Roman blinds also offer unparalleled privacy and protection from external elements and can add a much-needed level of style and flair to any living space. But when it comes to deciding on the type of window blinds you choose for your Calgary home, there are a few important questions you should ask.
How Are Roman Blinds Constructed?
Roman blinds are typically constructed using a multitude of materials including a thick and flat exterior fabric and interior lining of your choice. Depending on your natural lighting preferences you can choose a thin interior lining, blackout lining, brownout lining, privacy lining, or forego the interior lining altogether. If you choose to go with a lining, a sealed pocket will be created by attaching the lining to the back of the fabric. Pull cords are then attached to facilitate lowering and lifting of the combined fabrics, which create a series of horizontal folds when they’re lifted and a flat surface when lowered.
How Do You Operate Roman Blinds?
Roman blinds are extremely easy to operate and they come with a wide range of functionality options including mechanical and manual to suit every homeowner’s preference. Manual operations come with the traditional blind cords that allow you to pull the blinds up or down as you please. Mechanical blinds, on the other hand, are cordless and have a remote operating system that allows you to lower and raise the blinds without having to physically touch them.
Which Rooms Are Best Suited for Roman Blinds?
The great thing about Roman blinds is that they are made using a wide variety of fabrics, materials, designs, and colours so that they can be used in virtually any room in your home. Roman blinds in Calgary are particularly well-suited for rooms that get a lot of natural sunlight. Living rooms, bedrooms, entryways, and hallways with bedrooms are typically ideal for Roman blinds. Damp environments like bathrooms and kitchens might not be suitable depending on the type of fabric you choose because of the high chance of moisture retention.
What Fabrics Can Be Used and Avoided?
The best choice of fabrics for Roman blinds is a lightweight faux silk or taffeta so that the folds are more defined when the blinds are open, but without creases when the fabric is flat. Certain types of medium weight cotton blends like polyester/cotton, damasks, blended linen and Jacquard are ideal. Generally speaking, thick and heavy fabrics like velvet and wool should be avoided because they tend to retain a lot of moisture and become heavier.
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