Roman blinds are made from fabric that is intended to fold when raised. The blinds are built by mounting slats, which are linked to cords, into the back of a fabric panel. When the blind is lifted, the cords pull the slats together and force the blind to fold into pleats. Various types of fabric can be used for Roman blinds, from silk and linen to cotton and synthetics. They are a great substitute to curtains, as there’s a huge variety of colours, designs and textiles is available. Roman blinds are easy to use and they look great. Plus, there’s something to suit all budgets; affordability depends upon the type of fabric and size, as well as the choice of head rails.