Closeup of brown and white made-to-measure roller blind

Whether you’re looking for a way to update your home without breaking the bank or simply need practical decor to design your new home or flat, window blinds are an easy way to get the job done. In the world of blinds, made-to-measure roller blinds are particularly popular thanks to their stylish appearance, easy maintenance and custom fit.


Discover how made-to-measure roller blinds can improve your home with this handy guide. You’ll learn what makes roller blinds unique and discover the extensive benefits of this type of blind. Plus, you’ll find tips on how to use them and learn where you can buy high-quality roller blinds.


Made-To-Measure Roller Blinds


Made-to-measure blinds are custom made blinds that fit the specific dimensions of your window frame. Since they’re bespoke, they offer a beautifully seamless look that is upscale and sophisticated. While they may seem expensive, they’re an affordable option that can be used in most rooms from your home to your office.


Roller blinds are a particular type of made-to-measure blind. Made-to-measure roller blinds are made from a variety of fabrics including cotton, polyester and silk. They can be made with blackout fabrics to help block out light or dimout fabrics, like voile, that feature light filtering properties. There are also options for flame retardant fabrics or waterproof fabrics, making these blinds suitable for most rooms, even those where moisture is a concern.


The fabric of your roller blind is secured into a headrail at the top of the blind. It rolls up or down on the headrail when you open or close the blind. The blind is controlled using a wand or corded mechanism, and you can find both manual and automatic versions.


Made-to-measure roller blinds are different from standard blinds like vertical blinds or wooden blinds in that they don’t have slats. They’re usually made with one sheet of plain fabric, offering a sleek look that can be both simple and elegant. These blinds are also available in a wide range of colours and patterns, making it easy to add a beautiful design aesthetic to your home, regardless of whether you prefer modern decor or boho-chic style.


Advantages of Made-To-Measure Roller Blinds


Made-to-measure roller blinds come with a variety of advantages. They offer exceptional light control and privacy options, and they’re easy to clean compared to other blind styles. They’re stylish and easy to use, plus they come with child safety mechanisms so you can enjoy stunning window dressings while keeping your family safe. Here are the main benefits of made-to-measure roller blinds.


1. Custom Fit


Made-to-measure roller blinds are designed to fit the exact dimensions of your window frame. This offers a custom fit that seamlessly sits inside or outside of the window recess. The result is a sleek and sophisticated look without blind slats or fabrics jutting out from the window frame. 


The custom fit also means you can use made-to-measure roller blinds on unusually shaped windows. They’re the perfect solution for conservatory windows, high arched windows and triangular shaped windows.


2. Control Privacy and Light


Made-to-measure roller blinds are ideal for controlling the amount of light that filters in through windows and for protecting your privacy. Blackout roller blinds are particularly useful if you want maximum privacy or are looking to entirely block out light in certain rooms. 


Blackout blinds are ideal for nurseries and bedrooms because a dark environment can promote better sleep. They also work well in offices and classrooms where you need to reduce glare on screens, and in theatre rooms where darkness provides a better viewing environment.


On the other end of the spectrum, voile made-to-measure roller blinds are an ideal choice in spaces where you want to increase light and brightness. They offer a modest degree of privacy while still allowing light to filter into the room. They’re ideal for high windows where you can let light in without impacting privacy. They’re also great in living rooms, dining rooms and entryways.


3. Easy Cleaning


Made-to-measure roller blinds are incredibly easy to clean. All they need is a quick vacuum with an upholstery brush every week or so. You can also spot clean the roller blind fabric using water and soap to remove stains or build-up from dirt and grime. Best of all, you don’t have to wipe down individual slats, which can be time-consuming.


4. Safe for Children and Pets


Made-to-measure roller blinds also come with safety mechanisms to protect children and pets from the danger of suffocation. Most good quality blinds feature shorter corded mechanisms, keeping any cords, ropes or dangling mechanisms high above where children and pets can reach. All of the blinds at Make My Blinds come with built-in safety mechanisms that adhere to the guidelines set forth by the British Blind and Shutter Association


5. Stylish


Made-to-measure roller blinds are a great way to add style and decor to your home. Oftentimes, we think of vases, throw rugs and paintings as the best way to add design to our favorite spaces. However, adding window treatments is one of the quickest ways to change the feel of a room. 


For example, patterned roller blinds can add bold style with geometric prints like our Aztec Golden Temple roller blind, or you can add a romantic touch with floral elements. On the other hand, a roller blind in bright hues like our Amor Muted Teal roller blind or duck egg roller blinds can add a punch of colour to a space, instantly brightening and cheering up the room. Classic neutrals like our Veil Cream roller blind can serve as a regal backdrop to bolder elements in the room or they can be paired with muted home decor for a sophisticated feel. 


With so many different options, there’s a stylish made-to-measure roller blind for everyone.


Get the Perfect Fit With Roller Blinds


At Make My Blinds, you’ll find a huge range of high-quality blinds in stock. From made-to-measure roller blinds to aluminium venetian blinds and roman blinds, you’re sure to find the style you need. All of our blinds are made to measure so you’ll have a seamless fit no matter the dimensions of your windows. 


You’ll get free standard delivery in the UK on orders over £179, and each blind comes with a five-year guarantee for peace of mind. You can even find a selection of Next Day blinds so you can add style to your windows the next day when you order before 10 a.m.


Need help choosing the right blinds? You can order free samples to test out different colours and patterns before making a commitment. If you have questions on how to measure or install the blinds or want tips on the practicality of a particular type of blind, our customer service team is always happy to help. Just reach out to us via email ([email protected]), phone (0117 457 4242) or live chat to get answers to all of your blinds questions.