Front Roll vs Back Roll

Whether to front roll or reverse roll your blind is generally a matter of personal preference. (There are benefits to both options, which are outlined below). However, if you're planning to inside mount and have any obstructions on your window, you may have to front roll your blind.

Switching between front and back roll is easy! See our instructions here.


Front roll or reverse roll is when your fabric is rolled forwards or is positioned further from the window. Just think of a waterfall! There are several benefits to front-rolling your blind. 

First, front rolling will hide the tube at the top of your window. So when your blind is open, you'll have fabric and the bottom rail on display. If your window has a recess, and you plan on inside mounting your blind, front rolling will assist in clearing any obstructions such as handles, keys and locks. 

When mounting outside the window, front rolling will give you larger gaps and may let some light through on the sides of your window. 

Lovelight Roller Blind AL 008


Back roll or standard roll is when your blind rolls backwards off the top tube. Because the fabric sits closer to the window, front rolling is best for light and heat control. When inside mounting to a recess, it could get in the way of obstructions such as handles, keys and locks. In this case, you will need to consider front rolling your blind.

 Lovelight Roller Blind AL 8