What Makes Roller Blinds So Popular?

Roller blinds have been used in decorating homes, businesses and other commercial properties for many decades. They continue to be a popular decorative feature for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to: 

  • Cost; 

  • Maintenance;

  • Versatility; and 

  • Protection.

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The Cost of Roller Blinds

Compared to other types of window treatments, such as roman blinds, vertical blinds, Venetian blinds, and various types of drapes, roller blinds are quite affordable. This is true not only for their initial outlay but also in terms of their upkeep and replacement cost – or lack thereof. Although roller blinds can be made to order, the cost of making, and installing them, is quite low. Additionally, the life span of roller blinds means that they do not need to be replaced as often as other types of window finishes. If they are made in neutral tones then they are even less likely to need replacement as they will be less likely to date. This also means that they are less likely to fade or need maintenance. 

The Maintenance of Roller Blinds

In mere minutes roller blinds can be cleaned with either a damp or dry cloth. A couple of minutes of work will ultimately increase the lifespan of the blinds. Proper care and maintenance should also include the cleaning of the rolling mechanism to ensure it does not get clogged up with dust and break. Keeping a proper cleaning schedule of the roller blinds will mean they keep their appeal for a long time to come. 

The Versatility of Roller Blinds

Roller blinds, when made to order, can be customised in a variety of ways. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Length; 

  • Colour; 

  • Pattern; 

  • Style; and

  • Finish. 

Made to order blinds will be manufactured to fit the window they are to appear on. They can also be customised to suit the space they will occupy, such as colours, patterns, or even fabrics. This can lead to a cohesive appearance to any space. 

In addition to this, roller blinds can be finished in a variety of modern and traditional ways. Modern finishes may include: 

  • Round scallops; 

  • Inverted scallops; 

  • Continuous Georgian; 

  • Single Georgian; 

  • Inverted deep scallop; 

  • Tis Tassle; 

  • Modern; 

  • Double Bay tag and ring; and

  • Triple lathe. 

More traditional styles of finish can include: 

  • Round cut out; 

  • Siam cut out; 

  • Multiple square; 

  • Double lathe tab ring; 

  • Square cut out; 

  • Multiple round; 

  • Multiple Siam; and

  • Bottom rail. 

Regardless of the style and finish opted for when furnishing a space with roller blinds, it can be seen that they can be customised to suit any taste or space. Furthermore, they are easy to maintain, long-lasting, and quite cost-effective. All of these aspects add to the appeal of roller blinds as window treatments, regardless of the space being a home, office or other commercial establishment.