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The power of blinds-Soft furnishing II

At the beginning of the month, in one of my posts, I wrote about the power of cushions, and explained how to decorate with cushions. The next big part of my posts dedicated to soft furnishing is about the roman blinds. If drapes seem to be too fussy for your taste or for your space, roman blinds could provide an alternative solution to introduce a decorative element and provide privacy at the same time.
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Scarab- Ivo prints- The Kew Collection
Scarab- Ivo prints- The Kew Collection/ used for both blinds and curtains in Station Road Project
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Roman blind in the dining area-Station Road Project
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Eerie Fabric from Henry Bertrand used for dining room blinds in the Station Road project

Flat roman shades are one of many types of roman blinds, which differ in terms of how structured and decorative they are. Flat blinds are one of my favourite ones as they create a clean, modern and unfussy look that coordinates well with several styles. A constructed flat roman is made of fabric panels sewn together with back bars placed about six to eight inches apart to reinforce the fabric, giving it more rigidity and durability.

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Kitchen area with the roman blind
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Emerald fabric from Harlequin used for the main kitchen blind in Leys Avenue project
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Side Entrance blind-Leys Avenue Project
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Wellies and umbrellas fabric from Spoonflower used for the side entrance blind
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Roman blinds and sheers-Bay window lounge in Leys Avenue Project

Slightly less known sheer roman blinds, as the name suggests, have the functionality of a typical roman blind, but they’re made from a single layer of fabric. Sheer roman blinds are more elegant way of achieving privacy – than the more crisp, contemporary look created by a typical roller blind. An interesting fact is that sheer roman blinds are very expensive because they’re made from just one layer of fabric (as opposed to a standard roman blind that might have lining and interlining).

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Herringbone main roman blind fabric from Altfield London
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Bay window view-Leys Avenue Project
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Cloakroom roman blind-Leys Avenue Project
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ionia emerald from Sanderson used for the cloakroom blind
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Bathroom Roman Blind- Chapel Lane Project
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Travers fabric from Zimmer & Rohde used for the guest bathroom blind
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Travers fabric used for a chair upholstery
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Guest Bedroom Roman Blind- Chapel Lane Project
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Fabric from Harlequin used on the guest room blind
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Side entrance blind-Chapel Lane Project
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Fabric from Harlequin used on the entrance blind
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Master Bedroom landing main blind-Chapel Lane Project
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Living room blind-Chapel Lane Project
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Fabric from Kobe used on blinds in the living room and master bedroom

If you’re thinking of updating your window treatment, don’t hesitate to contact me for a consultation.

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