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What colour roman blind will match this ? ( with pic)

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jazzmin Sat 31-Dec-16 13:45:19

I have a cream sofa with taupe stripe, and a black sofa with silver/ taupe pattern. I need new roman blinds but want something that will bring the sofas together. ( long story, sofas very expensive purchase by my mum who then hated them so gave them to me. I'm changing the room to suit them )

Roman blinds will be expensive as have 5 bay window and another window so want to get something with wow factor. I'm worried cream will get dirty too quickly. The rest of the room has a wood floor and red brick open fireplace.
I have over thought this... need some fresh ideas!

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ggirl Sun 01-Jan-17 23:34:36




ggirl Sun 01-Jan-17 23:36:34

Have you tried posting on houzz

Lots of good advice there if you post pictures of the room etc.

Damia Sun 01-Jan-17 23:43:32

Probably something taupe silver black vertical stripe

jazzmin Mon 02-Jan-17 14:17:08

Thanks, will check out houzz. I have asked the company to bring samples of all those colours and mentioned stripes too. They are coming tomorrow. The problem is my windows are such a difficult size I need made to measure , it's harder to focus when someone is sat in your house waiting so wanted to be ready with some ideas to try. Thanks again :-)

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jazzmin Fri 06-Jan-17 17:07:34

I thought I would update. Hillarys came and quoted £1300. I said I hoped it would be under £1000 and suddenly he said he could do it for 990.
An independent blind company came and I much preferred the fabric ( stripes). The quote came today - over £1700!

This is for a bay window and one extra, totalling 7. I'm so despondent, I would have loved the second one. Is this really what blinds cost?!

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ggirl Fri 06-Jan-17 20:42:14

do you mean a bay window with 5 sections to it?

ggirl Fri 06-Jan-17 20:43:19

I'm picturing a big one to cover three sections and one on either side??

ggirl Fri 06-Jan-17 20:46:21

those quotes seem high to me
If I were you I would look for a local person who does from home.

I got a roman blind for window 170cm wide and 100 cm deep for just over £100 from blinds2go..i

Rubyslippers7780 Fri 06-Jan-17 20:50:11

Making roman blinds is actually really simple. I use a double duvet and trim to size ( means it is lined too ). These can be easily changed too as not precious about material. In bedrooms I just buy an extra duvet set so when change beds blinds and duvets match.

jazzmin Fri 06-Jan-17 21:00:49

Was a slip of the finger... is a 6 bay window. High too. Plus another normal side window. My current ones were from a lady on eBay, have served me well but wanted someone to do them for me. I think I'd rather order them online and have a holiday with the money left over!
I'll try and post a pic....

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jazzmin Fri 06-Jan-17 21:03:16

There are a few gaps between them I hoped a professional would get a slicker fit.

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ggirl Fri 06-Jan-17 21:43:42

at those prices you could have shutters made if you like that look

but yes i think ordering online will be worth the saving ..

they look they not co-ordinate with the two sofas ?

jazzmin Fri 06-Jan-17 22:06:48

They are 10 years old... the cords have gone but I could replace them. The window is so cold and draughty I thought I could replace them with well lined, well fitting ones and keep the room warmer. I'd probably need to clean them too. Some serious thinking to do!
Thanks again for your thoughts!

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jazzmin Sat 07-Jan-17 19:02:21

I got an online quote with blinds 2 go and they were £760. Am going to look again at Hillarys as heard they do good deals.

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