FOUR OF THE BEST

PLACES TO BUY BLINDS

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Best for sim­plic­ity

Loaf

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

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

Hil­larys

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).

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