Blind Safety and the History of Roman Blinds


The Romans definitely left their mark on the country with their innovative inventions and trend-setting ways. Renowned for their building of vast infrastructures such as fortes and aqueducts and laying long straight roads, as well as inventing plumbing, they also introduced fast food, advertising and currency. Way too many discoveries to list, but these ingenious and intelligent individuals shaped the way we live our lives today.

The infamous Roman Blind has to be one of their many great inventions and having stood the test of time for over 2,000 years, there aren’t many of us that do not have at least one of these historic blinds in our homes. 

Originally hung damp in doorways and windows, they were installed in Roman houses as a barrier to trap the dust and stop it entering homes as horses and carts drove by taking visitors and gladiators to the Colosseum.

With its design slightly tweaked over the years, the Roman Blind hangs close to the window, seamlessly flat and without any bumps or ridges, as it is drawn up gentle pleats are formed in the material creating a soft window furnishing that brings a contemporary and elegant feeling to any room in your house. In nowadays they can be a manual or electric operating mechanism – this being one of the more noticeable changes in the modern times. 

Roman blinds have a wide range of uses inside the home, bringing a sense of style and elegance to any room.  Depending on the material used they’re fantastic privacy creators and light blockers – as well as a good insulator when installed in windows. With the introduction of the motorised operating mechanism, you can close your blinds at the push of a button, while still being sat on your sofa or laid in bed.  Using less material than curtains, makes them a more cost-effective option, depending on the job that you’re looking for them to do. 

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