The history of Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are one of the most popular window treatments in the world. They provide a stylish look, and they also offer benefits to homeowners like privacy, light control, insulation from cold drafts, and protection against UV rays. Roman blinds are often overlooked as an option for windows in homes because people don’t realise how much you can do with them!
In this article, we will explore what roman blinds are and their history before exploring some ways that you can use them in your home today.

Where did Roman Blinds originate?

Roman blinds date back to ancient Greece, where they were used on the outside of homes. They provided shade and protection from weather conditions without blocking out light entirely. The Romans made use of “shutters,” which are similar in concept to roman blinds but lacked the ability to be lifted or opened up easily or as we do in modern days which is simply pull the guide rope and lift them up or down.

In olden times the roman blinds were made out of wood and then eventually became fabric with the invention of sewing machines. Roman Blinds were made popular in modern times by John Waddington Limited, who created the “Perfecta” design for use on double-glazed windows in their factory entrance lobby during the late 1970’s and these blinds took off in popularity all over the world.

Benefits of Roman Blinds

The benefits are numerous: they provide a type of privacy that curtains cannot, help block out harmful rays from the sun (especially if you use them on your windows), can be used to add colour to a room, and can also be used to cover up the view of your neighbour’s house.

Roman blinds can provide a stylish interior by matching the blind fabrics to curtains or other fabrics within the home. I found out during my research that Roman blinds can be made of cotton, polyester or linen fabric and come a range of colours with the most popular being beige, white, cream and black.

Other benefits of roman blinds are that they are easy to clean, provide excellent soundproofing and can be used on windows throughout your home.

Where do I use Roman Blinds?

There is no right or wrong place in your home where you should use Roman Blinds; it’s really up to personal preference. Some people like them in their bedrooms because they cover the window entirely from top-to-bottom which means that when fully closed, nobody will see inside (even if they’re outside). Others prefer the look of traditional curtains so opt for those instead. However, some people may find curtains difficult as they are often heavy and can be challenging for elderly people particularly if the room is big and the curtains are wide.

This is why motorised curtains and blinds are popular with older people as it is much easier to draw the curtains or lift the roller blinds with a push of a button.

Are you looking for a way to add style and privacy to your windows?

Roman blinds are the perfect solution. They’re an elegant, versatile window treatment that can be used in any room of your home. And they come in a variety of styles and colours so you can find one that matches your décor perfectly.
You don’t have to worry about them being too heavy or bulky like curtains because they’re made from lightweight fabric and will provide many benefits including easy cleaning, excellent soundproofing and can be used on all types of windows throughout your home.

Roman Blinds offer a wide range of benefits for your home. They can be used as room dividers, window treatments and more!

Here are some of the most popular reasons to use them in your home.
-Privacy -Light Control -No need to worry about cords or curtains getting caught on furniture or pets
-Easily change the look and feel of any space with just one product
-Easy to install and maintain
You want all these great features but you don’t know where to start? We’re here for you! We have a variety of styles that will work well in any space, from traditional fabrics to modern shades. Plus we’ll help you find the perfect size for your windows so they fit perfectly into place. And if there’s anything else you need, our customer service team is always available


Overall Roman blinds in New Zealand are very popular and are available in a number of different colours to suit any kind of room.

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