FOUR OF THE BEST
PLACES TO BUY BLINDS
Best for simplicity
Loaf’s Roman blinds are handmade in Britain, and come in a range of plain (‘Tufted Duck’ vintage linen, right) and striped cottons and linens. Measure your window, then place your order online. Delivery takes three to four weeks. From £265 (loaf.com).
Best for service
Prêt A Vivre
This brand is an expert at providing a great one-to- one service with pro designers, either online, over the phone or in one of its five showrooms. Blinds are made to measure by skilled craftspeople in Nottinghamshire. From £200 (pretavivre.com).
Best for bespoke
John Lewis offers a made-to-measure service using fabrics from brands including Sanderson, Morris & Co, Scion, Voyage and Harlequin. There’s also a good selection of ready-made blinds in neutral shades (right, ‘Milton’, from £35; johnlewis.com).
Best for choice
With 326 fabrics to select from, including ‘Shibori Aquamarine’ (right) Hillarys is sure to have a Roman blind to suit every room. Blinds are all fully lined, with the option of adding blackout fabric. Measuring and fitting is included. From £155 (hillarys.co.uk).