Our made to measure blackout blinds are sure to help you get a good nights rest. Made to order using your own design, choose the style and size of your custom blackout blinds. Our online design tool help you to create your and customize your blinds. Create your own blackout roller blinds with photos, text or a picture collage.
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US delivery $22
Everything made to order
With a choice of two types of blind, personalize your room on a whole new level.
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Step 1: Choose fitting
You can choose to have your made to measure blackout blinds in one of two styles; relief and recess. Relief blinds attach to your window frame or wall, and come down over the window in its entirety. Recess blinds are fitted within your window frame and the bottom of them sits on your window sill when they are pulled all the way down. Both have different benefits, and it's entirely up to you which one you would prefer.
The blind goes inside the 'box' of the window. We need to know the precise dimensions. We subtract 1.25" from the fabric width to allow for brackets. The finished blind including brackets will equal your selected width.
Step 3: Choose your options
This part is where you choose the make-up of the blind, which is done using our online design tool. Here you select whether you would prefer a recess blind or a relief blind. You can choose whether the cord is made from a white plastic, or you can upgrade it to a silver metal one. As well as this you get to decide whether the cord sits on the left or right of the window. And just in case you change your mind at this point, you can also change the material, so that you have a standard blind which allows some light through.
Step 4: Create your design
Now for the bit you've been waiting for. Upload your photographs, make a unique design or even add text to your made to measure blackout blind. Select different background colors, make a montage of all of your favorite snaps, we even have come templates that you can use to create a photo collage. You set this up exactly as you like, and you can double check it using the design view button. This will let you preview your design on a roller blind, where you can zoom in and check all of the finer details.
Step 5: Triple Check
Yes, we know you already double checked as part of step four, but it is definitely worth triple checking your design. We will notify you if there are issues with the resolution of your chosen pictures, but it's worth giving the spelling and positioning another once over. We hand make your blinds here in London with a super fast turnaround time, so we like to make a start as quickly as possible. This means that we want you to be 100% happy with your design from the moment that you press submit. So check everything over one last time, and send us your order.
That's it - you're done.
Your blackout roller blinds are DIN 4102-1 Fire Certified. This means that our fabrics are fire retardant, and safe for use in homes.
Your blind is also supplied with a safety cord clip. This is fitted by lining the last section of your cord and pressing it into the holes until you hear a click, and then repeating for the other end of the cord with the other side of the safety clip. Now you can simply push the two parts of the clip together, as though you're making a square, until you hear a clear snap noise. This will now complete the loop of your custom roller blinds' cord. If anyone now pulls too hard on the cord the clip will simply come apart, making it much safer especially for children. When opening or closing the blinds, if you guide the cord along with your hands whilst pulling on it gently, it will avoid the safety device coming apart.
Child Safety Regulations mean that all blinds have to comply with EN13120. Contrado Imaging Ltd takes the following measures to comply:
These safety measures will be applied to every blind supplied by Contrado Imaging Ltd.
Your made to measure blackout blinds will arrive rolled up, on the pole with a fitting in each end. You'll have your custom design printed on one side of the fire retardant, non-fraying fabric while the reverse side will be plain white. The material we use for the blackout blinds gives more depth to the color than our standard blind material, as you can see in the image which shows a side by side comparison of the two.
To comply with Child Safety Regulations, a warning notice will come attached to your roller blind, and our company name and date on manufacture will be included on the roller blind fabric.
Please note: We will have added an extra few wraps of fabric at the top edge of your blind. This means that when your blind is fully extended you aren't left looking at the pole. In the majority of cases, your design will be mirrored to ensures all the colors match up. Please ensure you do not open the blind past the lower limit, this is likely to result in your blind coming off of its pole.
If you can’t decide on which photo to use, you can upload multiple images and create a photo collage. This can be done using one of our pre-set montage templates, or you can create your own entirely from scratch. It’s super easy to do and the possibilities are endless.
Step 1 – Click the start design button & select your product options.
Step 2 – Go to the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab, click the ‘add images/Text’ button on your product & ‘Select Images to Upload’ or use the Facebook/Instagram tabs.
Step 3 – Choose the images you want to use for your collage, upload & select them from the uploaded photos list.
Step 4 – Click ‘Create montage’ & select your collage style.
Step 5 – Add the collage to your design.
Your blinds are not only made to order, as with the rest of our bespoke products, but they are completely made to measure too. Using specialist eco-friendly inks we fuse your photo design deep into the fibers of the fabric. This creates a permanent print which is rich in color, with beautiful detailing.
We will have added an extra 2-3 wraps of fabric right at the top of your blind. This is so that when your blind is fully extended you aren't left looking at the pole. To do this we will - in most cases - mirror your design, this ensures that all of the colors match up. Make sure you don't pull the blind past the lower limit, as this may result in your fabric coming off of the pole.
There are so many amazing things that you can do with custom blackout blinds. Not only can you print with your favorite photos of you and your family or pets, but you could print a stunning holiday landscape photo. Relive that beautiful sunset beach walk, or capture the serenity of the waterfall or lake you visited the year before last. You could even create your own design using your favorite characters, maps from your favorite place (real or make-believe) or a collage of your child's nursery pictures.
This made to measure roller blind is so customisable that it's ideal wherever you want to put it, but we think that the great blackout properties make it perfect for your little one's room. No longer will you hear "but it's still light" when your blinds block all of that out, and the waterproof qualities mean that they can be wiped clean too. You could even create your own alphabet imagery, in an 'A is for Apple' style, to make it educational as well. We also love the idea of creating your family tree, and having that printed on the blinds, so your little angel is able to have their nearest and dearest watching over them.