- Made to Measure Blind Types Buying Guide
Made to Measure Blinds from Dunelm Mill
A made to measure blind is typically defined by the fact that the product is tailor made to individual specifications. The size of window, type of material and design of fabric are all aspects that are taken into consideration when producing a made to measure blind. This bespoke design of window dressing enables you to create a truly personalised look in your home and helps to ensure that the blind fits perfectly at your window, as well as blending in beautifully with your decor.
- What is a Made to Measure Blind?
- Types of Made to Measure Blinds
- Benefits of Made to Measure Blinds
- Made to Measure Blinds Care Instructions
- How to Measure and Fit your Made to Measure Blinds
- View our Range of Made to Measure Blinds
What is a Made to Measure Blind?
A blind is usually characterised as a piece of fabric that hangs at your window to block out any unwanted sunlight. These window dressings are most often used during the evening to stop your house and its contents being highlighted through the window. Blinds are available in many different sorts of materials such as wood, fabric and metal. The design and style of your blind very much depends on the look that you would like to achieve for your home. All of the aforementioned blind types are available as made to measure products. The benefits of customised blinds are numerous however; the principal advantage is that you can ensure that your blind will fit snugly into your window, whatever the size and shape!
Types of Made to Measure Blinds
Made to Measure Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds are also an exceptionally traditional window dressing in British homes. This type of blind is simple and easy to use and requires a mere pull on the cord that is located along the side corner of the blind. This style of blind also benefits from an added light control feature, the vertical fabric slats or louvers of the blind can also be tilted to increase or decrease the amount of light that filters into your home. Traditionally vertical blinds were used in office buildings and common places of work and were often celebrated for their functionality. Nowadays however, vertical blinds can be seen within many rooms of the home and have become increasingly popular for their style and design as well as their practicality. Due to the light controlling properties that vertical blinds hold, comes the increased importance of using the correct size and shaped blinds. This is where the made to measure service becomes a very useful proposition for your vertical blind choice. By choosing a tailor made vertical blind you can ensure that the blind will fit plush to the window frame whilst simultaneously allowing access to the control cords at either corner of your window. If your blind has been correctly measured and fitted then all that needs to be considered is the style and design of the rest of your room.
Made to Measure Austrian Blinds
Austrian blinds are very similar to that of a roman blind; however the material is gathered together at the bottom of the blind to offer a fuller and more elaborate window dressing. Austrian blinds have been very fashionable in the UK for many years and the continued popularity of this blind emphasises the versatility of the product. Available in a wide range of colours and materials, Austrian blinds will suit many different windows in a variety of rooms, however this luxurious cascading fabric will highly complement a bedroom or lounge setting. Here at Dunelm Mill we are proud to offer a wide range of made to measure Austrian blinds, helping to ensure that this wonderfully thick and lavish blind perfectly fits your selected window frame. There are many benefits of opting for a custom made Austrian blind one of which is the versatility of the product. Not only will there be a wide choice of colours and styles but you will also benefit from having the ideal size available for your window no matter the size or shape.
Made to Measure Roman Blinds
Roman blinds are the ultimate in opulence and luxury. This style of blind is characterised by their thick cascading fabric that can either be casually secured at the top of the window in an ornate yet sumptuous bundle of material or released to loosely fill the window frame. This product is one of pure decadence and will leave any room with a beautiful lavish feel. Roman blinds are also a very practical product as they allow you to easily control the level of light that enters your room with the control cord that hangs to the side of your window frame. Another benefit to this style of blind is the fact they will block out all unwanted sunrays from entering your room when closed. The thickness of the material used for this design of blind means that they are akin to a blackout blind. For this reason, roman blinds are a very popular choice for bedrooms as they will help to ensure a peaceful and undisturbed night’s sleep. Roman blinds benefit greatly from the made to measure service. The principal reason for this is based around the specific levels of detail required when measuring for a roman blind. The sheer amount of fabric required, combined with the characteristics of this type of blind mean that the easiest and most hassle free option would be to purchase a tailor made roman blind for your home.
Benefits of Made to Measure Blinds
The made to measure service is a wonderful way to eradicate any of the guess work involved in measuring and fitting your blinds. Every window is a different size and shape and it is precisely these differences that need to be taken into consideration when purchasing a window dressing. There are often a range of fixed sized blinds available in the readymade section; however these are not always the best option if you want a professional looking window blind. The readymade service is also not an ideal choice for unusual shaped windows such as a bay window, as the size and shape of blind required here can often be a tad tricky to measure and fit correctly.
Made to Measure Blinds Care Instructions
Here at Dunelm Mill we are very proud of our range of made to measure blinds. Made from the highest quality materials, these blinds will stay looking great for years to come. However, from time to time they may need cleaning. Each of our custom made blinds are accompanied by product specific cleaning and care instructions.
How to Measure and Fit your Made to Measure Blinds
Once you have decided on the style and design of your blinds, you may need to know a bit more about the measuring and fitting process. If you view our blind fitting guide you will find all of the advice you will need to get the perfect look and fit for your windows.