Are your roman blinds plain and boring? Do you want a fresh new look in your room? Luckily, there is a huge range of options available for you to choose from when it comes to updating your roman blinds. Customising your blinds and windows has never been easier.. Here’s how;
Customising Roman Blinds
Basically, it’s as simple as taking your simple, plain Roman blinds from their place on your windows as transforming them with your new fabric. This can be a plain colour that matches the new look in your home, or maybe you’d like a more graphic patterned fabric. It’s all up to you. By customising roman blinds yourself, anything is possible! Firstly, here are the tools you will need.
- Existing roman blinds – taken off the wall
- Hardware and tools to remove and install your roman blinds.
- New fabric for customising roman blinds.
- Iron and an ironing board
- Hot glue gun with glue sticks
- A large working area.
Steps to Customising Roman Blinds
The first thing you need to do is remove your existing roman blinds from the wall. This will be your base for your new blinds. You will need to ensure that you have purchased enough fabric to cover these blinds with an inch of allowance around the entire piece and also enough for the Velcro piece that goes across the top. Ensure you wash and iron your fabric, this will make it easier to work with and will look better when the roman blinds are rehung. Place your fabric flat over your working space and then lay your opened blinds on top. If there is a decorative strip, this should be removed as you will cover that later. Make sure your fabric is wrinkle free under your blinds and then you can start wrapping the edges of your new fabric over the back of the blind. It’s like wrapping up a very thin present. It’s then as simple as hot gluing the fabric all the way around the edge. Your desire of customising roman blinds is already well on its way. With the smaller decorative pieces that you have removed you will need to do the same as you did with the large blinds. When you do these make sure you iron the edges to get a smooth, clean line. Before hanging your blinds, be sure to fold them in the way they would fold as if they were hanging and drawn all the way up. Iron these edges into the fabric to make it clean.
There you have it. You have just learnt about customising roman blinds. Of course, if you don’t own roman blinds you can purchase some from Complete Blinds.