Roman Blinds Direct Blog

Get Crafty In 2017

Fri 27 Jan 2017 Amy Kilvington

At Roman Blinds Direct we love fabric. And with great fabric comes great responsibility. From funky patterns to statement colours, our fabric packs will give you the material you need to make something unique this year. Our bundles include a wide variety of colours and patterns, including hand-picked selections from our high-end designers. Our crafty […]

Dress Up Your Pet & Win A Beautiful Handmade Dog Coat

Fri 13 Jan 2017 Amy Kilvington

This Saturday is a pretty special day for animal lovers and fancy dress fans alike… It’s Dress Up Your Pet Day! In honour of this momentous occasion, the team at Roman Blinds Direct are collaborating with our friends at The Station Dog, a Yorkshire-based hobby business that handcrafts stunning dog coats in all styles and sizes. This […]

All You Need For A Crafty Christmas: Bundles Of Fun

Fri 11 Nov 2016 Ana Zuravliova

Last week we witnessed the first snow of the season over here at IGD HQ, and it certainly got us in the festive mood! Of course, we’ve still got a while to go until the big day, and while the Christmas tunes won’t be switched on for a few more weeks, there’s still a merry buzz in […]

Roald Dahl Cushions Giveaway

Tue 13 Sep 2016 James Nuttall

Today, we are celebrating the hundredth birthday of one of the most-loved children’s authors of all time by offering an exclusive and one-off competition! Ever since his first book, The Gremlins, was published in 1943, Roald Dahl’s work has touched millions and millions of people, worldwide. His literature legacy has inspired countless writers and given generations of […]

We Did It!

Mon 5 Sep 2016 James Nuttall

It’s been well-publicized that our staff have been working hard creating syringe driver bags for palliative care patients. These bags have been donated to hospices and worthy organisations throughout the country, including Macmillan and a huge number of Sue Ryder hospices. Staff from departments all over Roman Blinds Direct have given up their free time, even […]

Blogger Picnic in the Park: Showcasing Our Bunting

Thu 25 Aug 2016 Amy Kilvington

Photo credit: 20sMeltdown Last weekend, the Blogger Picnic in the Park took place. An eagerly awaited event on the Blogosphere calendar, the Blogger Picnic was held in London’s Hyde Park on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The Blogger Picnic in the Park brought together dozens of talented content creators from across the country. Perfectly planned by […]

How To Make Bunting

Thu 25 Aug 2016 Amy Kilvington

We recently held a Beautiful Bunting contest where 12 lucky winners bagged themselves some stunning handmade bunting. Our talented seamstresses created four different styles of bunting inspired by some of the biggest trends of the season – Floral, Tropical, Brazilian and Patriotic. There was huge interest in the competition, with hundreds of people getting in […]

Bundles Of Potential With Our Bundles Of Fun

Tue 19 Jul 2016 James Nuttall

Our brand new and exclusive Bundles of Fun have proved to be a popular product with our customers, and it’s little wonder to us here at Roman Blinds Direct; these fabric boxes each contain over 4kg of varied fabric, the very same fabric that is used to create our roman blinds, curtains and cushions. Each box is […]

A Totally Fantastic Idea! Fabric Tote Bags For Charity

Fri 15 Jul 2016 James Nuttall

The team here at Roman Blinds Direct have once again been using our surplus fabric to help the less fortunate in conjunction with Making For Charity. Our highly-publicized syringe driver bag campaign continues to assist hospices and worthy causes all over the country, but we have now introduced a second initiative for craftsmen to try their […]

Work Experience, Roman Blinds Direct Style!

Tue 12 Jul 2016 James Nuttall

We at Roman Blinds Direct believe in doing our bit for the community in whatever way we can; from small donations to the local brass band to our ongoing syringe driver bag project, we always endeavour to help out where possible. Over the years, we have taken on work experience children from various local schools, and we […]

Beautiful Bunting Giveaway – 12 Sets To Win!

Fri 8 Jul 2016 Amy Kilvington

We’re excited to announce the launch of our next competition… The Beautiful Bunting giveaway, where twelve lucky winners will receive a set of bunting in their choice of style! Not only is bunting a must-have decoration for big calendar events, but it’s now a popular addition to the home all year round. Jazzing up the […]

Brazilian-Inspired Blinds For Summer

Fri 1 Jul 2016 Amy Kilvington

One of our favourite trends of summer ’16 is brilliant Brazilian. With the Rio De Janeiro Olympics approaching, it’s totally fitting that bold patterns, vibrant colours and South American style can be observed throughout textiles and interior design. Brazilian style incorporates striking abstract motifs that showcase the most saturated of colours. Its palette is dominated by […]

Rose Roman Blinds

Sun 12 Jun 2016 James Nuttall

It may not exactly be a day that incurs festive songs and greetings cards, but today is Red Rose Day – an event celebrated all over the world. Despite not having an official date – it is celebrated on days all over the calendar – June 12 is the most universally accepted date for this […]

Bundles Of Fun Fabric Packs Now On Sale!

Thu 26 May 2016 Amy Kilvington

We’re rather excited about the brand new product that’s just hit the shelves over at Roman Blinds Direct. Our fabric bundles, aka Bundles of Fun, are the newest addition to the website, and they’re already proving extremely popular. These brilliant bales showcase a wide range of fabrics in different colours and patterns, including some of […]

The Syringe Driver Project: Beautiful Fabric Bags For A Wonderful Cause

Fri 13 May 2016 Amy Kilvington

At the start of 2016, with a desire to give something back to the community (along with an ever-growing pile of fabric at our feet!) we began creating syringe driver bags for Sue Ryder hospices and units across the country. Syringe driver bags are used in pain management for palliative care. They carry syringe drivers, […]

SYW: Roman Blinds For Bedrooms

Fri 13 May 2016 James Nuttall

Welcome to the very first edition of our Styling Your Windows (SYW) series. We are so excited to be finally bringing this series of articles to you, and especially pleased that the first installment is taking place right here at Roman Blinds Direct, although there will be articles hosted across several of the sites which […]

Coming Soon… Styling Your Windows

Fri 29 Apr 2016 James Nuttall

We’ve been away from the blogging scene for a while now, but that’s because we have been working hard on a brand new innovation that we are truly excited to introduce you to in the coming weeks. The innovation we speak of is our fresh approach to room inspiration: the Styling Your Windows series. This new series […]

Why We Love Roald Dahl Fantabulous Fabrics

Tue 22 Mar 2016 Amy Kilvington

There’s been a brilliant customer response to our new Roald Dahl fabrics, and it’s not difficult to see why. The Fantabulous Fabrics collection, which is lovingly designed by market leaders Ashley Wilde, features images from much-loved tales, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Matilda. Showcasing some of Quentin Blake’s […]

Get Crafty This Easter

Mon 21 Mar 2016 James Nuttall

Easter is on the way and Roman Blinds Direct is here this Craft a Noon to give you, not one, but three different activities; one for each day of Easter! This time, we haven’t just limited ourselves to getting creative with fabric, we’ve even got our chef’s hats on and are giving you some festive […]

Craft a Noon: Lucky Clover Keyrings

Thu 17 Mar 2016 James Nuttall

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For today’s Craft a Noon, we at Roman Blinds Direct are showing you lucky, lucky people how to get creative, once again, with fabric. This time, we are giving you the chance to create lucky clover keyrings; these are spectacularly simple to make, and also look fantastic.