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The Ultimate Guide to Roman Blind Lining

Lining your made to measure blinds can be easily often forgotten, but so important as the lining can give your blinds an extra layer of protection from sunlight but also help retain heat inside your home. So, what is roman blind lining? Roman blind lining is a fabric attached to the back of a blind that can help retain heat or reduce light. We know it can be confusing trying to decide which lining is right for your home, so we have put together a guide to each lining type to help you choose.

Choosing lining for your roman blinds

We’ve made it easy to choose the right lining for your roman made to measure blinds. Choose from five different lining types when designing your window apparel with Stitched - - - Lined, Blackout Lined, Interlined, Interlined Blackout and Thermal Lined. We’ve outlined the benefits of each roman blind lining type below to help you choose which is right for your windows.

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A wonderfully simple and affordable option. At Stitched, we make your roman blind using your selected fabric only. The unlined finish is a great choice for showing off the natural beauty and form of your fabric. Unlined roman blinds are best suited for thicker fabric, as without a lining or with the wrong fabric, roman blinds can look thin or flimsy. On the flip side, they can produce a sheer look if designed correctly and with the right fabric.


We stitch one layer of cotton, ivory lining to the back of your selected fabric before making your roman blind. The lined finish gives a nicely tailored look and makes sure that your roman blind will stay looking smart. This is the most traditional look for a roman blind, although they can still feel relatively thin depending on the fabric you choose. If you’re looking for a fuller look, keep reading…

Blackout Lined

A blackout lining is stitched to the back of your selected fabric before making your roman blind. The blackout lining is perfect for a bedroom blind, ensuring a good night’s sleep by blocking the sun or city streetlights on an evening. To join your chosen fabric and the blackout lining together, a needle has to go through both layers. This can create small pinprick holes, meaning a tiny amount of light may come through the holes.

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Bonded Lined

A sumptuous, padded lining is stitched onto the back of your selected fabric before making your roman blind. The bonded lining gives a fuller, more luxurious look than the lined finish, but not only that, it provides additional insulation. The lining adds weight to the blind, which means that the blind hangs beautifully and for this added layer, there is near to no price difference in having a regular lined blind.

Bonded Blackout

Same as Bonded lining… but you know, blackout! Perfect for a blackout bedroom and adding a thermal layer to your roman blinds. The best of both worlds!

Looking for blackout curtains?

We also have a range of options for blackout and thermal lined curtains.

Still baffled?

Don’t worry! Our customer services team is happy to help you.