Do Roman Blinds Need To Be Lined?

Do Roman Blinds Need To Be Lined?

Do Roman Blinds Need To Be Lined?

Yes. Even though the fabric’s lightweight nature allows it to fold and drape beautifully, Roman blinds must be lined and using an opaque fabric lining behind transparent or semi-transparent sheer defeats the purpose of using sheers.

Inexpensive curtains can be lined with a piece of thin muslin fabric, but most sheers need an additional layer of fabric. The lining must be cut or sewn to fit the desired space between the sheer and the backing.

Most Roman blinds are lined. While the engineering of modern blinds is quite advanced and does not require any lining, traditional Roman shades were made with a fabric that was lined. The lining is typically the same color as the shade fabric and serves to prevent light from reflecting onto the underside of the material.

Because of this lining, traditional Roman blinds needed to be very strong. This allowed them to be hung without any hardware at all, which would have required a slim amount of framework.

Modern Roman shades have mostly eliminated this need for lining because they are able to be hung just like curtains as long as they are well-installed or even motorized window treatments.

If your blinds are already well installed, there is no need to have them lined. If they do not have enough support to sit flat on the window frame and pull themselves tight against the window, they will not be able to fit properly in the space since they will still allow light through. They need to be lined up for the best results.

If you are using your Roman shades for decorating purposes, you should line them. It will not only prevent the light from reflecting onto the material from underneath, but it can also give the shade a finished look. Enough people like having their blinds lined to make it a worthwhile investment.


How Do You Attach Roman Blinds To Brackets?

  1. Determine how wide or narrow your window is. Make sure that the brackets are wide enough to hold the blinds. Also, make sure the brackets fit into the window frame.
  2. Check if your brackets have holes that can accommodate your blinds’ cords and then check if they will break through the bracket holes to pass them through the other side of their brackets.
  3. Measure from where you want to hang your blinds and draw a line along that measurement on both sides of the bracket holes (using a pencil). Cut along both lines with a sharp knife, making sure not to cut through your cord-holder clips inside of your blind’s casing so that they can still be used afterward.
  4. After measuring, place your blinds onto the brackets then secure by tying the cords around the metal clips on either side. Pull up to tighten and tie off with a knot.
  5. Slide your blinds up along the wall or ceiling to where you want them to be and remove the cords carefully so that they won’t pull through the blind’s casing.
  6. Repeat steps 4-5 until you are happy with their position at this location.
  7. If you have brackets that fit into the window frame and there are metal grid clips on the inside of your blind’s casing, slide these metal grid clips onto your brackets and hold them in place with a small piece of tape.
  8. To close off the gaps left in between your blinds and their casing after hanging them into place, insert a small plastic clip through each metal grid clip and push it through the other casing’s opening to hold it in place.
  9. After either installing or making use of a Roman shade, be sure to remove all cords from the inside so that they do not fray or wear out from overuse.


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