- 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 Roller Blinds
Roller blinds are one of the most popular blinds found in homes throughout the UK. The practicality of the product is one of the key advantages to this type of blind. Easy to use and maintain, this style of blind has been a regular feature in most homes for decades. Roller blinds are often considered to be a popular choice of window dressing due to the fact that they can either be rolled down to entirely block out any superfluous sunlight or pulled up to the top of the window frame to allow the morning sunrays to flood into your home. Roller blinds are perhaps one of the most suited styles of blinds for the made to measure service. The reason for this popularity lies in the importance that is placed on roller blinds to entirely block out light during the evening. If a roller blind has been tailor made then the blind will fit perfectly into the window, creating a material barrier against the sunlight. Made to measure roller blinds are often also available in a blackout fabric. This further emphasises the importance that this blind plays in your room’s light control. Custom made roller blinds can often be found teamed with a beautiful pair of curtains in a bedroom or living room setting. The reason for this is usually because people crave the functionality of a roller blind but the soft and cosy look of a curtain, so this combination helps to create the perfect look for your room.
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 Venetian Blinds
Venetian blinds are characterised by horizontal slats that run the full width of the blind. These slats can either be composed of wooden or metal based materials. Metal venetian blinds were originally found in offices around the country but nowadays wouldn’t look out of place in a bedroom or dining room. Wooden venetian blinds are one of the most popular designs of blinds. One of the main reasons for this is the touch of luxury and style that they add to the overall look of a room. With a made to measure wooden venetian blind, each slat has been carefully crafted to ensure that the finished product will match perfectly to your window specifications. Venetian blinds ooze quality and decadence and will add a true splash of style to any room in your home. This style of window dressing can often be considered as a higher purchase item than other types of blinds such as a roller for example. With this in mind, it is recommended that you choose a tailor made venetian blind to ensure that the product fits perfectly at your window.
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.