Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Roller blinds are one of the simplest forms of window treatments. It is a square-shaped piece of fabric attached to a wooden or metal tube, and operated with a chain pulley system. Unlike other types involving folding or pleating whenever raised, it merely rolls like a piece of scroll. What it lacks in complexity, however, makes sure to make up for in functionality. First, it is a good energy saver. Depending on the level of opacity, it allows sunlight to enter while keeping heat out, letting you save on cooling cost. Second, its structure isn’t fancy. Its flat and smooth appearance gives the room that tidy look, making it a favorite among minimalists.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
With the lack of modern paved road, Romans used to travel on foot, horse, and carts. The heat, wind and dust abundant in the air made the atmosphere very unpleasant, even indoors. To solve this dusty problem, the Romans hung damp pieces of cloth by their window, thus giving birth to the first Roman blinds. Entrepreneurs realised the huge potential of the trend. Eventually, they manufactured roman blinds on commercial quantity, experimenting with a variety of patterns and style. As the years went by, the designs evolved into something more sophisticated. Today, roman blinds are made of slats connected to cords. When the blind is raised using the cord, the slats of fabric are pulled together to create pleats.