Roman Blinds
Made to measure Roman Blinds.

Roman Blinds

You choose the Fabric. We make it

We create made-to-measure Roman Blinds using your choice of fabric.  Shop around at John Lewis, Dunelm Mill or any online outlet to find your perfect fabric design, and then come to us for a free quote.   Prices start at £90 for a 1 sqm blind, with a range of premium head-rails from just £22.

Find the perfect fabric

Step 1: Choose your matching fabric from any retailer, supplier or online.  The best material for roman blinds is  heavy cotton, that holds and retains it’s shape and doesn’t degrade in the sunlight.

Head-rail and lining.

Step 2: Choose your head-rail and lining. We recommend the chain and corded headrails by Merrick and Day.   These premium Roman Blind headrails are available in a range of lengths, are easy to install, and comply with safety regulations.

Beautiful Blinds, hand made!

Step 3: Our standard charge is £90 per square meter (*multiply required width by the drop.  E.g. 120cm by 100cm, = 1.2sqm x £90 = £108).  The price includes blackout lining.   Our usual turnaround time is 2 weeks, but quicker by agreement.

Our Guide to

Making Roman Blinds

You can email us at at hello@bedford-alterations.co.uk , call us on 01234 300459 or visit us at 111 Castle Road, for a free no-obligation quote.  Here’s some useful information to get you started:

Fabric

The best material for Roman Blinds is a heavy cotton mix.  You want your Roman Blinds to have a neat fold and edges, and Cotton retains it’s shape better than other fabrics.

Fabrics like silk look great, but they fade in the Sun, and lose their shape more easily.

Width

Think about the overall width.   We recommend a maximum width of around 250cm.  If you need wider, we suggest splitting into 2 separate Roman Blinds.

Most fabrics come in rolls roughly 138cm wide.  If you’re blind width is wider than 120cm, we’ll probably need to to join 2 or more drops of fabric to create the width.  If so, try to choose a pattern which is easy to pattern-match at the join.

Drop

Think about the finished drop. Do you want the blinds to stop just above the window sill, or lower?

Remember that when the blind is in the up-position, it will still have a hang of around 25-30cm.

Safety

By law, we must make you aware that the cords and chains of Roman Blinds can be a safety hazard to young children.

We use breakaway safety-devices in our Roman Blinds to reduce the risk of injury to children.  We’ll also advise you on correct length of chains to further reduce risk.

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ABOUT OUR ROMAN BLINDS

Roman Blinds in Bedford

YOUR CHOICE OF MATERIAL:  We don’t want to limit your choice of fabrics, so we invite you to shop anywhere for your perfect fabric.  Dunelm Mill, John Lewis and many online retailers have a wonderful selection of fabrics.  Once you’ve found the right fabric, speak to us, and we’ll provide a free quote and suggest how much material you require.

WE MAKE BEAUTIFUL BLINDS:  Based on your fabric, we’ll make beautiful Roman Blinds for your room.  We have premium ivory blackout lining in stock or can order in other lining options.  If there’s any spare fabric, we can make some matching cushion covers too!

WE ARE COMPETITIVELY PRICED:  You’ll usually find us cheaper and FASTER than our competitors for creating your made-to-measure Roman Blinds.  Our usual turn-around time is under 2 weeks.  Based on customer feedback, we believe we’re 25%-40% cheaper for Roman Blinds made-to-measure.

LOCAL BLIND MAKING. All our Roman Blinds are made in-house, at our shop on 111 Castle Road, Bedford.

INSTALLATION: Please note that we don’t have the team or insurance to install new Roman Blinds.   Anything involving drilling, hammering or climbing up wobbly ladders is out of scope.  Sorry!!

What

PEOPLE SAY

  • What an amazing, talented, lady!! Friendly and professional service!! Altered my beautiful dress to make it fit perfectly! My dress was ready 2 days before the date suggested and an outstanding job was done, wouldn't have been able to tell it'd been altered! Thank you so much!! Will definitely use the services again!!

  • I have used Bedford Alterations previously for a bridesmaid dress alteration and knew they would be able to help with another bridesmaid dress I needed taking up. The work is suburb and all the ladies are so friendly!! A HUGE thank you!! I would recommend to anyone

  • Anna saw me out of hours on a Sunday for a fitting and my dress was finished by Monday evening ready for me to collect Tuesday. Reasonably priced and very friendly. Would highly recommend.

  • I've had a pair of bedroom curtains shortened & a broken skirt zip replaced by Bedford Alterations. Excellent service & workmanship, can't recommend them highly enough. Very lucky to have such a great business on our doorstep!

  • Love with every stitch! Anna and her team are amazing. I have had many dresses and tops altered by them for various reasons but, my latest trip to have the sleeves and neck line on my fav dress moved has been by far the best!