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Sheer roller blinds - recommendations?

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boggis Tue 10-Feb-15 08:08:00

I am looking for roller blinds to block out the view (but not all the light) for a Victorian house with large bay downstairs and windows upstairs.

Am prepared to fit myself. Trying to keep costs low.

Its a bewildering array and I know blinds firms can be a rip off. Any recommendations?

badoomtish Tue 10-Feb-15 08:21:32

I'm looking for something similar. I'm considering buying ready-hemmed voile from JL and fitting it myself using a wooden pole (but I'm only looking for a blind for the lower 2/3 of a huge sitting room window which is on the street).

LongDistanceLove Tue 10-Feb-15 08:34:05

Get roller blind kits, and voile and make them yourself, it's fairly simple to do, I think the trickiest bit would be hemming the voile.

That way you can choose whatever colour/thickness of voile that lets in the most light.

dixiechick1975 Tue 10-Feb-15 10:18:38

Tuiss are v reasonably priced and you fit yourself

Behooven Tue 10-Feb-15 23:36:40

I've got these in the sun room. Roller blind with a sheer/opaque stripe.

alwayssleepy Wed 11-Feb-15 14:52:01

I like the blinds from John Lewis, easy to cut and fit. We have some of their 'daylight' blinds in the kitchen, they let in plenty of light. Go for a pale colour.

badoomtish Wed 11-Feb-15 16:08:59

How bulky are the headings for those, always? I am fitting privacy blinds on the lower part of sash windows and want the uppermost part of the window uncovered for extra light. If the fittings are too proud of the frame they'll look funny.

alwayssleepy Wed 11-Feb-15 17:32:40

Oh, I dont think the John lewis will look very nice fitted half way down on a sash, the fittings I think are too bulky.

You could consider frosting film for the bottom half of the windows, but that would then raise up with the window when you open it. I have fitted this sort of frosting myself before

You can get 'bottom up' blinds for sash windows too, or plantation shutters can be made in two halves.

fuckadoodledandy Fri 13-Feb-15 20:00:32

Ikea 'Enje' (I think). They look 10 times the price they cost wink

martymcfry Fri 13-Feb-15 20:02:03

Another vote for Ikea Enje. Fabulous they are! Though they do not block view inside when dark outside etc

fuckadoodledandy Fri 13-Feb-15 20:03:16

Link here

They do different colours too. .. The grey is nice. You can see outside but people can't really see in unless the light is on...

fuckadoodledandy Fri 13-Feb-15 20:04:35

Have been shamefully caught out by that martymcfly blush confused

Mrsteddyruxpin Fri 13-Feb-15 20:09:55

You wouldn't think it but argos have pretty ones, I was looking the other day.

wobblebobblehat Sun 15-Feb-15 21:20:20


Got really excited about the IKEA Enje roller blind then realised that they are not wide enough AGAIN!!!

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