Roman Blinds

Luxury Colours & Plains

Luxury Velvet & Chenille Roman Blinds


Luxurious, lustrous and utterly sumptuous, this gorgeous velvet and chenille collection is the epitome of lavish elegance and style. What’s more, each one is handmade to your exact requirements, fully lined and of the highest quality.

Luxury Patterns & Designs


Add colour, design and sumptuous soft styling to your windows with this luxurious patterned collection. Featuring both vintage and contemporary fabrics in a wide array of colourways, you can finish your home with a fabulous flourish.

The Orla Kiely Collection


Bring an uplifting, retro accent to your home's décor with these luxurious Orla Kiely designs. Featuring Orla's iconic Multi Stem and Linear Stem prints along with many other iconic patterns in her unique and distinctive palette.

Luxury Textured Roman Blinds


Bring natural style and sophistication to your home with this luxurious collection of textured designs. Choose from a myriad of colours in organic and rustic weaves, perfect for a soft natural look at any bedroom, kitchen or living room window.

Luxury Faux Suede Roman Blinds


This gorgeous faux suede collection has a wonderful soft touch opulence and a real cosy feel. In a beautiful range of natural, neutral and warm earthy tones, they will give your home a luxurious look along with a refined and elegant finish.

Luxury Faux Wool Roman Blinds


Create a sumptuous and inviting natural look at your windows with this gorgeous faux wool collection. Their soft woven texture is ever so tactile and has a luxuriously smooth and sophisticated appeal that will bring comfort and cosiness to your home.

Enhance Your Home’s Décor with Luxurious Roman Blinds

At English Blinds we pride ourselves in bringing you the finest custom-made Roman blinds at affordable online prices. They are the perfect way to add a touch of luxury and timeless elegance to the windows of your home. Manufactured using high-quality components and luxurious soft fabrics, they're guaranteed to create a sumptuous look in any room.

Not only do they look fabulous, they’re also easy to install and operate, and extremely energy efficient. They will help to keep your home warm in the winter and protect you from the sun during the summer. They afford you excellent light control, when drawn up they allow an abundance of light into the room and complete privacy when lowered. With the option to add a free blackout lining, you can easily upgrade your blinds to be even more effective at blocking out the sunlight.

What are the Benefits of Roman Blinds?

  • Their aesthetic appeal. They’re a signature blind are renowned for their distinctive look thanks to the prestige of the fabrics and quality of craftsmanship.
  • They look opulent, warm and simply luxurious.
  • Roman blinds are available in a wide range of colours, textures, patterns and designs. They’re handmade (when you buy from a reputable maker of made-to-measure Roman blinds in the UK) and beautifully finished.
  • Roman blinds are made from relatively thick fabric and are fully lined, so provide excellent insulation at the windows. They’re thermally efficient and you can also opt for linings with an even greater degree of insulation, helping to keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
  • They provide excellent light and privacy control. Their standard dimout lining is suitable for most rooms and blackout lining is available if you want to block out more of the light and darken the room further.
  • Roman blinds have a small footprint and take up minimal space on the windowsill, leaving it free easy access or ornaments if you wish.
  • Whilst the design and sumptuous soft fabrics can be intricate, they’re actually easy to fit yourself, and measuring up for them is the same as any other blind.
  • They’re extremely versatile and a great fit for literally any design era or style ethos, as long as you choose a colour and/or pattern that compliments the rest of your room’s design. Plus, they’re equally well suited to both small and large windows and can be paired with curtains for a truly opulent finish.

Roman Blinds FAQs

Are Roman blinds a good idea?

Roman blinds are a fabulous idea if you're looking for a sumptuous way to bring elegant styling to your décor. Their timeless appeal and ability to seamlessly blend into both contemporary and traditional interiors make them an incredibly versatile choice.

Do Roman blinds look better inside or outside the window recess?

This largely comes down to personal choice and which look you prefer. Inside the recess is the more popular choice and provides a neater, more compact look, but may not be suitable windows that open inwards. Outside the recess gives you a full view out of the window when the blind is fully raised, it keeps the window sill free to use and minimises light leakage around the sides of the blind, but can appear bulkier from within the room. Both options are relatively easy to install.

Are Roman blinds still in fashion?

Yes, and they’re becoming more not less popular. New fabric collections are launched frequently to reflect the latest colours, designs and trends in interior design. They have also undergone a level of modernisation over the last few years in terms of how they operate, with a sleek, modern aluminium headrail with hidden Velcro attachment to allow the fabric to be attached and removed for cleaning as needed – with ease. They have been around for centuries, and their timeless design has never gone out of fashion.

Why are Roman blinds so expensive?

Roman blinds tend to be more expensive than other types of blinds for several reasons. The soft fabrics and components used in their construction are of premium quality. The manufacturing process is more labour-intensive than other blinds and luxury Roman blinds, such as the ones we supply are handmade with meticulous attention to detail. They’re built to last for many years and in the long run a cost-effective investment.

Do they keep the light out?

Roman blinds are effective at blocking out the light, especially if you choose a blackout lining. Roman blinds with a standard non-blackout lining whilst not completely light blocking, are still effective at controlling light without darkening the room too much, making them suitable for most spaces.

How long do they last?

High-quality made-to-measure Roman blinds, crafted with premium fabrics and components can typically last at least 12-15 years and longer. The lifespan of a Roman blind will be influenced by the environment they’re in, usage and the quality of craftsmanship. Readymade Roman blinds, whilst initially more affordable, may only last up to 5 years with proper care.

Can you put them in a bathroom?

In most cases, they’re not generally recommended for bathrooms due to their susceptibility to moisture and humidity. Direct contact with water or prolonged exposure to moisture in the air can eventually lead to fabric shrinkage, discolouration and even mould and mildew growth. There are exceptions, such as large well-ventilated bathrooms with windows far from water sources. Roman blinds made from polyester are more durable than natural fabrics such as silk or cotton. However, they will still be vulnerable to mould and mildew in humid environments.

Are they easy to fit?

Yes, Roman blinds are one of the easiest types of blinds to fit, even if you’ve never fitted blinds before. Made-to-measure Roman blinds are supplied with universal brackets that allow for fixing into the wall/window frame and either inside or outside the window recess. Each blind comes with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. The process involves marking out and drilling the screw holes and securing the brackets before simply clipping the blind into place.

How do they appear from the outside?

When viewed from the outside, Roman blinds offer a sleek and tidy appearance thanks to their neutral-coloured lining. Their lining provides a clean consistent look from the outside and enhances the blind's thermal insulation and protects the decorative fabric facing the interior of your home. There may also be horizontal lines created by the pockets that house the stabilizing rods visible when the blind is down.

How to clean Roman blinds

A regular dusting as part of your normal cleaning routine will help to prevent dust buildup and maintain their appearance. Use a feather duster/microfibre cloth or soft brush vacuum attachment. Pay extra attention to the folds and the bottom of the blind. Stains can be removed by gently blotting with a damp cloth, using warm, soapy water if needed. For stubborn stains, a fabric stain remover can be used, but always test it on an inconspicuous area first. Don’t get them too wet to avoid watermarks and leave the window open to allow them to dry. If the blind requires a more thorough cleaning or has picked up odours, professional dry cleaning is recommended.
For more details on how to clean wooden Roman blinds, check out our article on cleaning Roman blinds

How to Measure and Fit

Getting the perfect fit for your windows couldn’t be easier, simply follow our handy step-by-step measuring and fitting guides.

If you have any questions, please ask.