Roman blinds are fabric that form soft folds when raised. Roman blinds are very popular due to the large choice of designer fabrics available that can have a dramatic effect on the decor of the room. Roman blinds are lined with a second material, this material may be specified as blackout or have a standard light blocking quality. The raise control is by a side chain which accurately controls the level of the blind. It is also possible to have basic cleat and cord system where the blind is raised to a required position and the cord is then tied off to a cleat attached to the wall near the base of the blind.