Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Roman blinds

When it comes to windows that face a street, I usually gravitate towards top down/bottom up or up/down Roman blinds. Are you familiar with this type of blind? Depending on the manufacturer of the window treatment it is referred to slightly different, but basically it is a Roman blind that can raise from the bottom to the top/middle (first image) or it can be lowered from the top to the bottom/middle (second image.)

Here are the blinds in my son's bedroom.  
A close-up of the navy/white striped textile.
The benefit of such blinds is that it allows sunlight in while still having privacy from passerbys on the street. I have them in my kitchen (some of the windows face the street), in my son's room (faces the street) and I'm in the process of having some made for my daughter's room. Roman blinds are classic, timeless and this type of system provides great practicality.

17 comments:

Kathysue said...

These are great for privacy, since I am a girl that has to have light these are the perfect solution. Love, love the navy stripe!!! Happy Tuesday, Lisa

pretty pink tulips said...

I think these are so smart! I have them in my guest bathroom....but the funny thing, most people get confused on how to work them. They make so much sense for balancing propriety and sunshine!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

looks perfect in your sons room!

mydesignchic said...

I love this concept...satisfies the need for light and privacy. Adore the ones in your son's room...precious!!

Ann said...

I have always liked the blinds "up" at the bottom for privacy and open at the top for light. What I do not understand is how so many homes always have their windows blinds or curtains totally closed. And then there are those who never open their windows at all...

Your home, Lisa, is very chic!

-Ann

Beatriz said...

Roman shades are my favorite... I can't wait till we buy our own freaking house! (Soon enough Bea, soon enough) I finally tore down our cheapy cheap mini blinds and threw some sailboat canvas drapes up. I could care less who can see through our window at night... no more mini-blinds! Yeah!

Hope you're doing wonderful Love! I'm a sucker for the blue and white mini stripe too... to die for.
B.

VICKY said...

The windows are just too beautiful to cover with shades, blinds, etc.i love the navy stripes!Your son so Lucky...this room looks fabulous!i'm sure for that. thanks for sharing.Love your Blog.

The Zhush said...

How clever! I love Roman shades, but I don't know if I have ever seen them used upside down, for lack of a better description....so cool!

The Buzz said...

I'd never seen these split Roman shades - so practical. And the navy stripes are timeless!

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

I agree! The extra money is so worth it compared to regular roman shades. Love the simple pattern you chose.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Chic and stylish, well worth the money daaaahling!
*kisses* HH

247 said...

Nice blog and interesting! Ya its very true as you said it varies according to the manufacturers. I have also used roman blinds of different types, which is been fixed in both living and bedrooms and it gives you a great feeling.
For more info:
http://www.247blinds.co.uk/roman_blinds.asp

Style Attic said...

I did the top down/bottom up in my parents dining room. They were really unsure, but also knew I wouldn't do them wrong. They love it, so does everyone else! Your sons room is just adorable!! Have a great weekend XO, Kelly

Erica@ Moth Design said...

Love your fabric choice. They look fabulous! xo e

Sarah said...

I haven't seen them before, what a great idea. I love the fabric you have chosen for these ones x

Paul said...

Windows are look cool and cover with curtains.I have used the vertical blinds for my drawing room for avoid the sun rays and it seems classic look.

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Paul said...

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