Roman Blinds

Crisp smart lines with roman blinds.

When considering roman blinds; it’s all here on one page. The floating ‘nav-bar’ just down the page makes finding anything you need a breeze. From important product considerations, to the questions to ask potential suppliers to ensure you’re getting lasting quality. Also included is the practical stuff like how to measure and install like the pros. There’s the FAQS people before you have asked and the reviews they’ve left shortly after purchasing their brand new roman blinds. At any stage, ‘Get A Quote’ to submit width and drop dimensions for a prompt quote. Whether you’re DIY or needing service, you customise your experience at Blinds Online Ltd – Ryan.

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PRICE LEVEL

Mid Range – Premium

COMPOSITION

see fabric selector

LEAD TIME

3–4 weeks

WARRANTY

3 years

IDEAL FOR

Style Factor

MAX SIZE (W X D)

2400 X 2400 *(see FAQS)

UNIQUE TO US

Use Roller Blind Fabrics For Cleaner Stylish Finish. No Soft Fabrics Used.

roman blinds in a modern lounge setting

Romans from roller fabric.

Roman blinds just got way smarter, way more stylish. We do roman blinds but not from traditional ‘soft furnishing’ fabric ranges. We use and you get the same high level of robust quality and thermal properties as you do from our roller blind fabric ranges – all fabrics are sourced from reputable NZ based fabric suppliers. These raise and lower in tiers and operate like the roman blinds you’re used to; they just look sharper and cleaner than standard roman blinds. We also use the same higher quality componentry, from Acmeda, that’s used throughout all our roller blind products.

Either DIY or installation.

If you’re going the DIY route you can have roman blinds sent anywhere in New Zealand. All the measuring and installation instructions are right here on this page, so you can do your home and roman blinds justice. If you’d feel safer getting us to measure and install then we can do that too. We cover most bigger NZ cities install wise and if not I’ll do my best to find you a recommended local installer.

roman blinds under curtains in the lounge
blockout roman blinds in shared lounge office space

Appreciate the difference.

To really appreciate how smart and stylish these roman blinds are and how they differ from more traditional ‘soft fabric’ romans you may wish to visit our Mt Wellington, Auckland based showroom during weekdays. Get up close and personal with the roman blinds and see if their modern style is for you. All the roman blind fabrics are available to view here as well; there’s bound to be a solution to complement the design and décor of your home. Showroom visits are by appointment only and can be arranged with Hayley on 09 5801350.

Pull chain, pull cord.

Depending on how you believe a roman blind should function you can choose to have them operated using a cord (much like a venetian) or with a control chain (much the same as a roller blind). Either way works brilliantly; it just comes down to your personal preference. The ‘cord and cleat’ option is the more economical approach. If a control chain is chosen, just like a roller blind the roman blind will stop and stay where it is, when you stop pulling the control chain – So, no need to ‘tie off’ a cord each time you operate your roman blind.

roman blinds in modern living room
sheer roman blinds in the kitchen

Blown budget?

Get a roman blind quote if romans are what you desire. Don’t get disillusioned if they come in over budget; before you move from the roman blind line of thought be aware that changes between fabric choice and/or between control chain vs pull cord can make a significant difference to your quote. As with any products, let’s explore the options in terms of your budget. However don’t compromise on quality; you’ll regret it mid to long term. The obvious runner up to roman blinds, if the budget still doesn’t allow, is to get the same great fabrics you’ve seen here but made as roller blinds.

Romans lead time.

Roman blinds take 3–4 weeks to manufacture plus 1-4 days freight if you are a DIY client, depending on where you are located within New Zealand. Roman blinds are made right here in Auckland, New Zealand, and only using reputable lasting quality parts and fabrics. If we’re installing for you allow a few days on top of the 3–4 weeks just to safe, while we organise a day that’s going to work for you and our installer.

Our roman blinds are made in NZ.

sheer roman blinds in the bedroom


So many colours and designs.

There are plenty of designs and hundreds of colours to keep you busy choosing your roman blinds. Don’t get overwhelmed however; just use our fancy fabric selector below and filter the options. We don’t cut corners by offering no name not tested fabrics; they all come from reputable New Zealand based fabric suppliers without exception. Roman blinds can be made using blockout fabrics, light filtering, or sunscreen material; from plain to designer, depending on your needs. You can also sort your roman blind fabrics by price level however this product is a more expensive one when considering all window covering products.

Measuring for roman blinds.

Roman blinds for the most part are made to be an outside fit window covering. Offering complete coverage and really good room darkening results. The following roman blind measuring instructions detail the outside fit approach. All the stress of getting measurements super exact like inside mounted products gets left behind. Relax and grab your tape measure…

Measure in 3 steps

1. Width.

As is with the outside fit approach and because for the most part people have their roman blinds cover and overlap the architrave it’s not super important to be exact to the millimetre. However don’t get slack; we still want the correct size roman blind supplied and fitted with everyone involved still smiling. Measure from the ‘outside edge of the architrave’ to the ‘outside edge of the architrave’ then add 40mm to each side (or 80mm in total) to get your roman blind final width. Add more if you want more coverage. Don’t add anything if you want the roman blind to be the same size as your architrave or if your roman blind is going to butt into a corner or there is some other obstacle; adjust your desired width accordingly. Remember to hold the tape measure level and provide measurements in millimetres.

2. Drop.

If you have ample space above your window, the general ‘stack size’ for roman blinds is about 350mm. The stack size being the height of the blind when completely pulled up (open). Generally you want the bottom of the ‘stack’ to be in line with the bottom edge of the top architrave. If there’s an existing sunscreen roller blind or something else inside the window you may want the bottom of your ‘stack’ lower to conceal this. Measure the height from ‘INSIDE of the architrave at the top to the OUTSIDE of the architrave at the bottom’. Add 60mm to the bottom or more if you want more coverage).

TIP 1: Older style windows sometimes have that sill that protrudes into the room – you may want the blind to finish flush with this surface – in this case don’t add extra dimension to the bottom. As mentioned above, add 350mm to the top (or less if desired). Make sure you hold the tape measure vertically and provide measurements in millimetres.

3. Send in dimensions.

Hit ‘Get A Quote’ and supply your roman blind measurements (width X drop) in millimetres (mm). If you are getting us to check measure as part of the service option you don’t have to stress over exacts however do bear in mind you want the final quote and invoice to be accurate. If you’re taking the DIY approach your exact final measurements will be required before proceeding with a DIY roman blind order.

Eg: WIDTH: 1050 + 40 + 40 = 1130mm.

Eg: DROP: 1590 + 350 + 60 = 2000mm.

Download PDF measuring instructions: Outside the Reveal

large roman blinds in a dining room

Better than most.

Your roman blinds come with a full 3 year warranty which cover such things as defects in components and workmanship under normal conditions of use. We don't cut corners when it comes to manufacturing and we don't make compromises with lesser quality parts or fabrics. This warranty does not apply to roman blinds that have been subject to misuse, negligence, incorrect installation, improper maintenance, accidental damage or bad language.

Download full warranty PDF: Warranty

Feedback specific to our roman blinds.

Over 462+ Online reviews | 4.9 Google & 98% on no cowboys profiles

Ryan Ambler

(GOOGLE)
I have done business with Ryan over three house moves. This time I obtained a quote elsewhere from someone local. The cost was a bit cheaper elsewhere however the consultant Ryan sent was much more detail orientated and careful, and we felt like our needs were better met despite the higher cost. Ryan is trustworthy and cares about his business and clients and this shows through.

(NOCOWBOYS)
I was referred to Blinds Online by a major building company I have purchased my house from. During the process of dealing with Blinds Online, more specifically Ryan Ambler, I found Ryan's approach was very personal and he kept me informed with progress, trying to deliver on set timeframes. He also provided key advice on an area I have little knowledge in - blinds! The roman blinds he installed were particularly impressive and functional. Overall, I would recommend Blinds Online to any one wanting professional and personalised advice, at a reasonable cost.

Rod Schubert

Arkles Bay, Whangaparaoa - Feb 2018

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |88% Rating

Thanks for the reviews and business over the years Rod. Always a pleasure, always appreciated. So glad your are so happy with the roman blinds in particular. They sure did look good!

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Feb 2018

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Right from the beginning I could tell Ryan was one for detail and that proved to be the case through the whole process of deciding on which products to get and then the installation. His attention to detail makes sure everything is perfectly installed and no awkwardly placed window is a problem for him, he problem solves and ensures everything is AOK. He is also a really nice guy, I would definitely recommend using Blinds Online and their curtain contact Three Little Birds who did a lovely job making my drapes.

Stephanie Jacob

Milford, Auckland - Dec 2017

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

What a fantastic review, thanks Stephanie. I appreciate your business and working with you getting all the aspects right. Enjoy the roman blinds and everything else. They look fantastic.

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Dec 2017

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Ryan Ambler

Blinds Online did a great job of fitting my house with a combination of roller blinds and roman blinds. The quality of product is excellent and there is a fantastic range of choice. I wanted a reasonable price and an easy company to deal with and Ryan, along with Jess (curtains) and David (installing everything) did a wonderful job. Until now I have always tried to save money doing these things myself, buying readymade and installing myself. But the attention to detail paid by Dave, Jess and Ryan was excellent. Far superior to anything I would have done! So very happy.

Pania Brown

Papatoetoe, Auckland - Jun 2016

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |95% Rating

Pania is such a lovely lady! This was a full house full of lots of blinds. All installed and looking really good. It is so worth getting custom made rather than cheaply made ready made blinds! These will keep looking good and operating well year after year. Thanks for your awesome feedback, Pania. Enjoy the roman blinds.

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Jun 2016

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Ryan and his team were all very friendly and helpful. Once installed we thought that silver chains would look better than the white ones for our roman blinds. This was sorted without any fuss and no extra payment required! I have been very happy with the end result and am very happy to recommend Blinds Online to other people.

Scott Simpson

Greenhithe, Auckland - Jan 2016

no cowboys |95% Rating

You're most welcome, Scott. Thanks for your business and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Enjoy the roman blinds.

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Jan 2016

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Ryan Ambler

We are delighted with our roman blinds. Ryan was extremely easy to deal with and answered all my queries quickly and efficiently. Our order was made at a very busy time for everyone - just before Christmas- so there was some delay in receiving the finished product. However, we were kept informed on progress and were happy to wait, perhaps a bit longer than usual. We would recommend Blinds Online and have, in fact, already done so.

Ellie Newbegin

Milford, Auckland - Mar 2015

no cowboys |93% Rating

It was an extremely business time, Ellie, and I thank you for your patience. Glad you liked the roman blinds, I think they looked super. Thanks for all the referrals; so very much appreciated.

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Mar 2015

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Blinds Online fitted out our new home with venetians and roman blinds throughout. The blinds are beautiful and are a great quality. Thanks Ryan for such wonderful and personal service. We are extremely happy and have recommended you to colleagues and friends.

Kim Munro

Epsom, Auckland - Sep 2014

no cowboys |100% Rating

Thanks for all the recommendations, Kim. Thanks for your business and taking the time to write this review. It's all very much appreciated! The roman blinds looked great in your new home.

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Sep 2014

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

I was really impressed with the quality and service from Blinds Online. We found that the quote for making roman blinds was significantly cheaper with Blinds Online than other big name furnishing stores. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these guys.

Lisa Hough

Birkenhead, Auckland - Jun 2014

no cowboys |100% Rating

The roman blinds looked amazing, Lisa. So glad you're happy. Thanks very much for the positive words and for your repeat business.

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Jun 2014

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Ryan Ambler

Really happy with the service overall. Ryan arrived exactly when he said he would for both the quote and the install. The roman blinds look great and I'm very happy with the quality. Would highly recommend Blinds Online.

Anne McClean

Bucklands Beach, Auckland - Mar 2014

no cowboys |98% Rating

Thank you kindly, Anne. Enjoy the roman blinds in your home.

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Mar 2014

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FAQS

Q.

What's the largest size roman blind you do?

A.

We don't really recommend making roman blinds over 2400 X 2400 (mm) for weight and wear and tear reasons. If you do have a size over this let us discuss the pros and cons and see what can be done. Our roman blind warranty may differ from published if you do require roman blinds over 2400 X 2400 mm.

A.

All roman blind fabrics and colours can be viewed online here: ROMAN BLIND FABRIC SELECTOR. If your quote looks OK we can send out physical fabric samples for you to view in your home before committing to anything. Or if you want to view roman blind fabrics and completed roman blinds in our Auckland showroom we are at the Vanda Showroom, Unit G, 166 Marua Rd, Mt Wellington, open 9–4pm, Monday to Friday. Showroom viewings are by appointment only so we can ensure the right people are there for you. It is best to email me at ryan@blindsonline.net.nz with your preferred day and time.

A.

Potentially not. We don't use traditional 'soft furnishing' fabrics in the construction of our roman blinds. We use roller blind fabrics instead. Our roman blinds look crisp and modern, and in using roller blind fabrics, over soft fabrics they hold their 'shape' a lot better in my opinion. These roman blinds have crisp edges and smooth folds. They raise and lower in tiers, and operate like the roman blinds you’re used to; they just look sharper and cleaner than standard roman blinds (again, me with my opinion). The fabric and thermal backing are all in one, as opposed the more traditional roman blinds, with their multiple layers of construction. There's nothing wrong with the traditional roman blind approach, I'm just pointing out that we don't do those; so you know from the outset. This approach isn't for everyone however our clients that have these, love them.

Our roman blinds operate much the same as you're likely to expect. You can have them controlled via a pull cord, and cleat to lock them off. Or alternatively you can have a chain control, much like a roller blind, or we can even motorise your roman blinds for you. The two latter control options are significantly more expensive than the default 'cord and cleat' approach however. Our roman blinds can be made using most of the roller blind fabric ranges we offer. Some of the stiffer fabrics we don't recommend nor do we use. You can have roman blinds made using blockout fabrics, sunscreen fabrics, or even made using sheer roller fabrics. View all the available roman blind fabrics here. As is with all our roller blinds, all the fabrics we offer for roman blinds are sourced from reputable NZ based fabric suppliers.

To really appreciate how smart and stylish our roman blinds are, and how they differ from more traditional ‘soft fabric’ roman blinds, you may wish to visit our Mt Wellington, Auckland based showroom during weekdays. Get up close and personal with the roman blinds and see if their modern style is to your taste. All the roman blind fabrics are available to view in the showroom. There’s bound to be a solution to compliment the design and décor of your home. If you're wanting to visit the showroom, please read this in conjunction with FAQ, 'Do you have a showroom for your roman blinds?'

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