Roman blinds are still one of the most popular types of blinds being sold today. They are distinguished by the gathering that occurs as the blind is raised. As the blinds are pulled up the fabric folds up into pleats usually by virtue of horizontal rods that are inserted at regular intervals resulting in neat, uniform folds.
But not all roman blinds are made from fabric with a popular selection created for the casual appearance in a room in the form of the woven roman blind. Often made from thin bamboo strips, they are tightly woven together to form an eye-catching matchstick weave. Alternative materials used to create woven roman blinds include rattan, jute, reeds and other grasses and each of them provide a wonderfully organic look and feeling to the room. They look delicate thanks to the thin pieces that make up the body of the blind but they are actually quite durable.
These blinds are easy to install with a quick hanging method and can be trimmed to size if the window is narrower than the blind and you want it to hang inside the window frame. When left in their natural state woven roman blinds may well be a brown color ranging variously from light to darker brown. But the wooden appearance can be camouflaged somewhat with a can of spray paint and some imagination.
Woven roman blinds can be given all sorts of funky looks with patterns or designs added to the front while still giving the appearance of plain brown from the outside. They can also be woven in intricate designs to make the weaving itself part of the decorative apeal.
Speaking of the outside bamboo woven roman blinds can be used just as effectively in outdoor situations as they can in indoors. Screening off a patio or any other outdoor area should not be a problem and the bamboo will stand up quite well to the weather conditions. The only caution with using these blinds is that the cord be tied off or placed high and out of reach of children.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re going for elegance or casual simplicity woven roman blinds provide you with both options and are available in all sorts of patterns and colors. It must be remembered that due to the nature in which the blinds are woven they will allow a certain amount of light through. If the window they will be covering is facing the afternoon or morning sun it would be a good idea to buy them already lined.