Give your windows a gorgeous makeover with custom made roller blinds. Available in Stiff Translucent and Blackout fabrics, you can make your own blinds to complement your home décor or to use in your bedroom for a better night's sleep. You can also create photo blinds for any living or working space as a way to brighten up offices, studios, and more. Lovingly handmade to order and custom printed with your photos, designs, or artwork, choose everything from cord type to pull direction, and your photo blinds are made to measure with precision. You can preview all your options and your design in our intuitive system.
Ready in 2 - 3 day(s)
With a choice of two types of blind, personalise your room on a whole new level.
To get the best results and ensure your blinds are designed and installed to perfection, follow our instructions and read our Safety & Fitting guide. Please also read our Safety Cord Control information below for how to safely use your blinds.
Step 1: Measure your window/frame
Measuring the dimensions is crucial to successful custom roller blind installation. First, you need to decide how you want to mount your roller blinds - see the options below. Once you've decided, you need to input the width and height dimensions as specified for each mounting style. Relief: add 5cm (1.96in) to the width. Recess: provide the exact dimensions. Input these figures into the design tool to start creating your own blinds.
The blind goes inside the window box. We need the precise dimensions. We subtract 3.2cm (1.25in) from the fabric width to allow for brackets. Finished blinds including brackets equal your selected width.
Step 2: Choose your material
The two fabric options for personalised roller blinds both provide a different look, feel, and even purpose. 'Stiff Translucent' is decorative, textured, and lets some light shine through without being transparent. These are perfect for conservatories when you want the hue of the sunshine without it glaring into your face. You cannot see through Stiff Translucent but some light shines through. 'Blackout' fabric does what it says on the tin; blocks out all light, making ideal blinds for nurseries, bedrooms, and even cinema rooms. This material also has waterproof qualities so works well in bathrooms and as kitchen roller blinds.
Step 3: Choose your cord options
You really do get to customise every aspect of your bespoke roller blinds. For the cord, first choose which side you'd like it on. This could depend on whether you're right or left handed, or where the blinds are to be fitted and which side has the easiest access. Secondly, choose your cord style. It comes as standard in white plastic or, for an extra cost, give your blinds a stylish silver metallic cord.
Step 4: Upload your photos
Now it's the fun part. You can choose a single image, background colours, text overlays, or create a photo collage using your favourite family snaps. Simply select more than one photo, choose your preferred style from our ready-made collages or move the images yourself for a custom made collage.
Step 5: Double check your design
Use our zoom and preview functionality to double check your design and ensure it's exactly the way you want it. Whilst we will contact you regarding low quality images, any spelling errors, or positioning of images, is not up to us to rectify should there be a design error.
Please note: We will add a few rolls to the top of your blind by mirroring your image, ensuring that the colours match up. This will stop the pole being displayed when your blind is fully closed. You need to ensure that you do not pull the blind further than the lower limit.
All roller blinds have a cord control that can give rise to safety concerns with children. Please keep the cord out of reach of children by fitting and using the cord clip supplied.
How to attach the cord clip: Take each part of the clear plastic clip and line up the last 'ball' on the ends of the cord string. Press the 'ball' into the holes so you hear a 'click'. To fix the 2 ends together, slot the 2 clips into one another as if you were making a full square. (Push it against your finger for support.) You should hear a clear 'snap'.
How it works: If someone pulls too hard on the cord, the clip will come apart. This is to protect children who can accidentally get cords wrapped around their neck. To avoid this happening when you open or shut your blinds, pull the cord gently guiding it along with your hands.
Please keep cords out of the reach of young children, particularly toddlers 18 - 36 months, especially in bedrooms. See below for the child safety regulations in regards to roller blind cords. For extra precaution, even with a safety device in place, we recommend that you move furniture such as cots, beds, side chairs away from windows fitted with a roller blind that has a side cord control mechanism.
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.
Please note: Both fabrics are fire retardant and safe for use in homes and children's bedrooms, etc.
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 photo blinds are made to order and made to measure as well. Using specialist eco-friendly inks our technicians fuse your unique roller blind design to the fibres deep in the fabric, creating a long-lasting print which has vivid colour, with intricate detailing.
Note: We add an extra 2-3 wraps of fabric right at the top of your blind to add strength. This is not mentioned in the design interface but these are added 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 colours 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. If you select blackout material, the reverse is white in colour.
Bring the beach to you when you make your own blinds. The perfect way to add serenity to urban life in Australia, print your blinds with a gorgeous image of the sea and blue skies or the depths of the ocean.
Create a focal point of vintage decoration and print an old style map onto small roller blinds. When you're washing up in the kitchen, you can plan your next trip, or lie in bed dreaming of lands far away.
Design kids' roller blinds for their bedrooms printed with pictures of their favourite cartoons, animals, or even make educational roller blinds with maths charts, colours, or the alphabet. The blackout fabric is a great choice for children's roller blinds so they can get a better night's sleep and won't complain when it's too light for bedtime in the summer.
For companies looking for personalised roller blinds, you can upload your company logo, and even add text like the company motto, brand values or motif. Use a large single image to cover the photo blinds or use the repeat pattern tool to cover your company blinds with your logo.