Gone are the days when one needs to return the product because ‘it does not fit’. This is true not only for clothing but also for household things like window blinds.

Off-the-shelf fixed sizes still exist, but the trend today is more on customization – because window coverings can be made to order. No more wasted trips to the shops or having to do with ill-fitting drapes!

The advantage to purchasing customized window blinds is quite apparent, as most windows today do not necessarily follow standard measurements as they did in the past. When it comes to window coverings, there’s practically an ocean of options that await the consumer. Some may opt for hats, such as Roman shades and curtains, which are inclined to be more elaborate and are maybe more in keeping with their own interior d├ęcor.

Others might want a cleaner and simpler look like roller, vertical and Venetian blinds. Unlike Venetian and vertical blinds, however, made to measure roller blinds are made from a single piece of cloth that move up and down neatly via spring or chain operation. Or, given a little bit more expense, whenever a button is pushed! Roller blinds are appealing in this sense because they provide (literally) no-frills functionality while being stylish at the exact same time.

The blinds of today are not only made to fit certain dimensions – they can be made to provide gradations of colour such that sheer, transparent and fully-diffused (blackout) are available to choose from.

What’s even better for design-conscious home owners, is that made to measure roller blinds no longer arrive in only dull and dull creams and browns. I am definitely not saying there’s anything wrong with creams and browns!

They now come in a myriad of colours, textures, designs and patterns which could themselves be the point of interest within an interior space. Some roller blinds even come in natural woven designs (like bamboo and jute) and, for the environmentally conscious consumer, recycled.

Since roller blinds easily meet function and style requirements, they remain a popular choice as window dressings, giving an elegant yet clean and uncluttered look.

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