Roman Blinds

Roman Blinds serve as a practical yet stylish window covering option

Roman blinds (or Roman shades) are a widely-used form of window covering used for both its practical purposes and its classic aesthetic appeal. What makes Roman shades so unique is the fact that, unlike most other blinds, they stack up evenly when opened, leaving no trace of bumps or irregularities in the blind.


These blinds are operated using a cord mechanism, which allows the user to control the amount of light that enters a room. Roman shades are usually made from various fabrics, but can also be made from wood or bamboo.




As its name suggests, Roman shades originated in ancient Rome, more than 2000 years ago. During this time, these blinds were used to keep homes free of all the dust resulting coming from the construction of the Colosseum. In doing this, Roman shades started providing a simple yet effective solution to an everyday problem.


Although originally invented with practicality in mind, Roman shades soon became extremely popular due to its aesthetic appeal. Often decorated with elaborate patterns and colours, these blinds were commonly found in the homes of the ancient Romans. Even to this day, Roman blinds remain a favoured choice among most homeowners across the world.


At BILLYPHILLIPS we have a wide range of Roman blinds available for our customers to choose from. Please note that we manufacture our range of roman blinds only from fabric provided to us by our chosen suppliers. Unfortunately, we do not make blinds from client supplied fabric. We pride ourselves on being one of the most respected suppliers of Roman blinds in the Paarl area and surrounds.  


If you are interested in installing Roman blinds in your home, please contact us for a free quotation.