Blinds are a popular alternative to curtains. There are 4 types of blinds:

  • Roller blinds
  • Roman blinds
  • Venetian blinds
  • Vertical blinds
Beautiful Blinds by Window Dressing, Oxford. Beautiful Blinds by Window Dressing, Oxford.

Some people prefer to have blinds in certain rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms. WindowDressing provides a complete service including measuring for, making, and installing beautiful made-to-measure blinds for both domestic and commercial premises. Blinds similar to those shown here and elsewhere on this website can be made in various sizes and using a wide range of fabrics. Please contact us with your particular requirements.

Blinds can be made in different colours and styles and can be interlined if required. The pictures on this page are of lined Roman blinds. We are pleased to offer ideas and the benefit of our experience to customers considering various options for blinds in their house, flat, apartment, hotel or other premises.

Lined Roman Blinds by Window Dressing, Oxford Lined Roman Blinds for a warm homely atmosphere

We produce a wide range of fabric blinds. If you require other blinds such as roller, Venetian or vertical window blinds we can supply these from an external supplier.

In some cases it makes sense to choose both blinds and curtains for the same window. There are many possibilities. An example of both blinds and curtains at the same window is shown below.

Child safety regulations

The new (2014) safety regulations described in BS EN 13120 affect homes, all public buildings and possibly some areas of commercial buildings.

White Curtains with Tabs and Blinds in lounge window, by window dressing (Oxford, England). White Curtains with Tabs and Blinds in lounge window

The cords and chains on blinds and corded tracks should be fitted to the wall at least 1.50 cms from the floor or as close to the head rail as possible. If a breakaway system is used they can be fitted 60cms from the floor and attached to the wall. If the cords on the back of a Roman blind are 20cms a child can’t get it’s head in they and should not need a breakaway system on each cord.  I still recommend that all chains with or without a breakaway system be fitted 1.50 from the floor.

More information is available at www.makeitsafe.org.uk.