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Curtains or Blinds? 4 key points to consider – BT Lifestyle

Posted July 12, 2018 /
As Featured in BT

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.

Summer Lovin’

Posted June 26, 2018 /
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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!

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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.”

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Neon Jungle

“Neons are back and are hotter than ever!… view more.

Finding the Balance in Children’s Bedroom Decor – Home Focus

Posted June 21, 2018 /
As Featured in Home Focus

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.

Best Bedroom Blinds for Summer

Posted June 12, 2018 /
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Delving into blockout blinds and beyond we’ve got the answers to all your common questions about bedroom window dressings, with a focus on the best blinds for summer.

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Firstly, it’s useful to explore why bedroom blinds need a little more consideration than those for other rooms. The key difference is the amount of light coming in through the window.

There are over 16.5 hours of daylight at the height of UK summertime – which is fabulous for vitamin D levels but a tough adversary in the quest for sleep!

When darkness does come, more artificial light outside houses can also hamper sleep.… view more.

Kitchen Blind Ideas – Real Homes

Posted May 10, 2018 /
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Kitchen windows come in all shapes and sizes – from cottage casements to glazed doors. Find the right way to dress yours with our favourite kitchen blind ideas.

It’s no wonder blinds are the kitchen window dressing of choice. Unlike curtains, they’re practical, easy to clean and let in lots of light. What’s more, they’re affordable and perfect for adding a splash of colour to a plain room.

And while there are tons of designs to choose from, it’s not all about looks when you’re picking out blinds for such a hard-working space as a kitchen: you have to consider how the fabric might cope with grease and oil splatters, moisture and heat.… view more.

Four Reasons to Choose Venetian Blinds

Posted May 2, 2018 /
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We love the simplicity and versatility of Venetian blinds, with such a classic design they transcend traditional period properties to contemporary living spaces.  These brilliant window blinds also have a whole host of practical benefits for homes.

To celebrate the launch of our new Venetian blinds collection, revamped with hundreds of eye-catching colours, new on-trend textures and a raft of special features and finishes, we’ve compiled the reasons why we think Venetian blinds should be top of your home update list this summer.

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  1. Venetian Blinds Offer Unrivalled Privacy and Light Control

The onset of spring prompts homeowners to fling open their windows and doors to allow the fresh air in, as well as make the most of increased hours of sunlight.… view more.

Plan to Perfection – House Beautiful

Posted April 10, 2018 /
As Featured in House Beautiful

When deciding on a window treatment, consider the mood of the room – do you want to take a barely there approach or make a big splash with contrasting colour and pattern? On the practical side, do you need short curtains to avoid losing heat from radiators placed beneath the window, linings to keep out draughts or a blackout treatment so that you can sleep in peace? Or how about remote-controlled opening and closing?

Luxurious Curtains

Framing a window with the soft folds of curtains in a beautiful way to finish a room and the right curtain treatment can also exaggerate the proportions of a window to create the illusion of height.… view more.

Finishing Touch – Real Homes

Posted April 10, 2018 /
As Featured in Real Homes

Finishing Touch

Decorate your windows with a statement blind or striking curtains. Go big and bold with a patterned design featuring modern geometrics, oversized florals or painterly effects for a modern look. Buy ready-made styles for a cost-effective solution, or go made-to-measure to ensure a perfect fit. And if you want to guarantee a good night’s sleep, blackout linings are your best bet.… view more.