How to Introduce Dulux’s Colour of the Year into Homes
Spiced Honey, a deliciously warming neutral shade, has been chosen as the colour of the year for 2019 by a panel of trends analysts and colour theorists at Dulux.
Billed as a reflection of homeowners’ desire to let in light, Dulux’s new hero colour is said to represent optimism and activism after the tumultuous global events of recent years.
Our interiors expert, Lorna McAleer explains how to ‘hit the sweet spot’ with caramel and honey coloured window dressings from our extensive collections.
Spiced honey provides a warm glow at windows when mixed with terracotta red and our warming Hive® blinds.… view more.
A home with lots of natural light is at the top of the wish list for many homeowners and it’s no secret that sunlight has a whole host of health benefits. A new study has confirmed that natural light is the key to homeowner happiness, with 70 per cent of Brits claiming it improves their mood and wellbeing all year round.
Conducted by aluminium glazing specialists Express Bi-folding Doors, the survey found that 84 per cent of Brits value natural light ‘greatly’ when buying their dream property and on average would pay £4,786 on top of their budget. A further seven per cent were willing to fork out a staggering £15,000 – £20,000 above the asking price in order to bathe their homes in sunlight.… view more.
Have you ever experienced the struggle of opening your windows but the blind gets in the way? Have you ever thought “What a genius idea it would be if my blind connected to the glass and opened with the window”?
At Style Studio our INTU blinds are revolutionary, clipping into the window frame, securing the blind to the window whether you’re opening or closing it. Meaning there are No Holes, No Screws, Just Style!
The system is available in 4 standard colours, white, brown, silver and newest addition anthracite which co-ordinate well with similar toned window frames, blending in nicely and making it look as though there is no system there at all!… view more.
How you dress your windows can have a big impact on the overall look of a room, but picking colours and materials is just the tip of the iceberg. Often, one of the biggest decisions will be choosing between curtains or blinds (although sometimes a combination of the two is best), but even this isn’t just a question of aesthetics, as it’s important to consider functional practicalities and maintenance too.
After all, we don’t just dress windows to make a style statement – it’s also about privacy, controlling the flow of light into a room, and keeping heat in and draughts out.… view more.
How we helped an award-winning interiors blogger find the perfect blinds for her 1950s kitchen makeover.… view more.
Our interiors experts have carefully selected 3 of this Summer’s top trends! For further inspiration and interior ideas, download our FREE Spring/Summer Lookbook today!
Colours within this trend are inspired by natural elements which surround us in everyday life. From the warm tones of a sunset to the cool blues of the ocean. It’s all about bringing ‘Elements’ of the outdoors in.
Interiors expert Lorna McAleer says “Hive Lusso Stone is a classic neutral with slight textured linear features, which would suit any room of the home. Hive fabric with its cellular structure isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, it also boasts performance features, retaining heat in the cells keeping your room cooler on those hot summer days.”
“Neons are back and are hotter than ever!… view more.
Children’s bedroom decor – They want Disney – You Want Longevity! Here’s what the experts say!
Life’s often a compromise – and most parents agree that parenthood involves a LOT of negotiation (some would say bribery!)
This is frequently the case when it comes to decorating a child’s bedroom. They see the latest Emojis or Disney characters emblazoned on a duvet and mum or dad’s heart sinks.
Adults want a clean, organised and coordinated bedroom that aids restful sleep.
Kids are all about the fun with a kaleidoscope of clashing colours and all their favourite characters thrown in for good measure.… view more.