FA B R I C
Fabric is often used for roller blinds, where a single sheet of fabric is rolled all the way up at the top when not in use. Also of fabric, Roman blinds are crafted with broad horizontal slats inside, and as such fold up in several layers. Both are excellent choices for adding colour and texture in the home, giving one the option of choosing from patterned or plain fabrics as desired. In terms of light control, fabric blinds can be fitted with blackouts, making them ideal for efficient light-blocking. They take up less room than curtains do, allowing your home a cleaner, minimalistic look. However, do note that fabrics deteriorate quicker when in contact with light, and can pose a challenge when the time comes for cleaning.
Besides the aforementioned two, fabric can also be used to make pleated shades. A single sheet of fabric forms many even, horizontal pleats. Clever innovations have seen a rise in the use of twin- style pleated shades, where two styles of fabric, one sheer and the other solid, are combined so as to allow for better light control in a room. Many designs for vertical blinds formed of broad, vertical slats, also call for the use of fabric.