Roman blinds: how they work

Roman blinds are a perfect solution for those who want to save space by opting for an object that can be adapted to both classic and more modern contexts, blending perfectly into the environments in which they are placed. The peculiarity of the Roman shades lies in its operation and vertical sliding, which unlike the classic interior blinds with horizontal sliding, allows you to save considerable space without forgetting style and design.

They can be fixed both to the ceiling and to the wall, remaining taut (ideal in more serious, modern, and minimalist environments) or curled (perfect in warm and informal home contexts). Let’s find out together how Roman blinds work, what they are, and try to understand if they can be right for you.

Roman blinds: what they are and how they work

As the name suggests, Roman blinds are vertically grouped blinds that are precisely “integrated” into the upper vertical section of a ceiling or wall. They can also be fastened directly to the door of the window frame and have different types of mechanisms that determine their function.

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The different installations of Roman blinds

As anticipated, curled Roman blinds or modern Roman blinds can be customized in colors and finishes, to create a consistent style throughout your home. The installation of them can differ in this way:

  • (1). Mounted on frame/sash.
  • (2). Ceiling installation.

  • (3). Wall mount.

  • (4). Mounting directly on windows and French doors saves a lot of space and is ideal for small windows and less spacious rooms.

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Opening and closing of the Roman blinds

  • Roman shadeshave an opening and closing system that can be manual or motorized. The more traditional models have a cord operation and can be of normal size or ultra-flat – perfect for saving space on the window. Then there is the chain command, very widespread especially in offices and commercial environments due to its practicality and speed.

To summarize, the manual and non-manual mechanisms that determine the opening and closing of the Roman blinds are:

1. Roped

2. Chain stitch

3. Motorized

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For every size and dimension

  • When you think of Roman shades, you usually associate ideas with a simple curtain applied to a simple window or French door. The functionality of the Roman blinds allows us to install them anywhere, even on large windows, thanks to the provision of geared-down mechanisms that reduce the activation effort and allow the activation of blinds for large surfaces. Obviously, as far as large awnings are concerned, it is preferable to opt for a motorized and at the same time compact solution, which combines functionality and practicality without forgetting design and elegance. Not only large dimensions, however, but also special applications for needs: in fact, Roman blinds can be installed with 90° angle curves and on arched awnings, as well as on inclined awnings with manual or motor operation.

Types of fabrics for Roman blinds

Roman blinds can be made with many different fabrics. From those with a more natural look such as linen or other equally modern and current solutions. The colors are many and all modern. Most of the fabrics of the Roman shades can be removed from the curtains for washing: an extremely convenient solution for always having perfect and tidy curtains.










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