Creating the Perfect Personal Roller Blinds
Although there is a wide variety of colours, designs and styles available to those who wish to purchase roller blinds, some will still struggle to find the perfect one for their newly decorated room or home. If you fall into this category and are tired of mainstream trends and fashions, why not custom design your very own roller blinds? This is a convenient and realistic solution to your décor dilemma and can also be used as a way to spruce up old or aging roller blinds.
So if you are ready to implement a feeling of personality and uniqueness into your home follow these simple steps and transform your dull roller blind into an eye-catching centrepiece for your windows:
You will need to purchase a plain blind to act as the backdrop of your design. Remember that this blind will be altered so it may be advisable to check out any online discounts or clearance sales to find the appropriate one. It is important to choose a colour that matches the interior décor of your home or one that is suitable as a background.
These can be bought readily made and as part of a DIY kit for roller blinds or, alternatively, can be made from scratch. Simply cut out a motif or shape from appropriate fabric and iron on a double sided applique before attaching it to the blind. The DIY kits will come equipped with manufacturer’s instructions to help you successfully iron on these decorative pieces. Use interesting designs or motifs. Flowers, leaves and patterns are a common favourite.
If you want to be extra creative with your roller blind design, then the use of stamps. Again, these can be purchased readily made from most craft and design shops but can also be made from hand. Simply use regular household objects like potatoes, soap or blocks of wood to make your shape or pattern on the stamp. Dip the stamp into the chosen colour of paint before firmly applying it to the roller blind. Take care not to drip any unwanted paint onto the blind, unless you are designing a floral type of design. In this circumstance, the spillages can easily be turned into branches, stems or veins.
Although this may seem a little too extreme for most people, painting roller blinds can be a fun and rewarding activity; especially when decorating children’s bedrooms. Finger painting, hand and feet stamping and smiley faces can all be used for little one’s bedrooms. Including them in the process will be equally as beneficial. By doing this, you are able to keep a record of how you’re little one has grown and developed.
For those who are lucky enough to have an artistic flair, painting the roller blind manually may be an option. However, I strongly suggest that those who are inexperienced in painting should give this method a wide birth. Whichever method you decide to choose, you will be sure to create the perfect finishing touch to your home. Friends, family and guests will all be in awe of your fabulous design.
This is a guest post by Nicola Winters, a UK blogger who enjoys writing about roller blinds, interior design and home improvements.