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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.

Mono Home – Manchester Evening News

Posted April 10, 2018 /
As Featured in Manchester Evening News

Embrace black and white for a dreamy, fresh, clean and cool bedroom!

Black and white is a classic, timeless combination. Make it modern and on-trend by using chevron prints somewhere bold, like a wall or curtains or on blinds.

Add in grey tones to soften the monochrome (which can be a little harsh otherwise). Use warm or cool greys, or both, then add an accent colour in just a couple o places too, like the navy throw and cushion.

When you reduce the number of colours you’re using, ramp up the different textures to keep things interesting. Go for velvet furniture, smooth cotton sheets, shaggy carpets, brick and bare walls, and vary the fabrics for the bedding and curtains.… view more.

Spring has SPRUNG

Posted April 5, 2018 /
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We’ve put together a selection of our top trends for Spring 2018 to help you bring a fresh vibe into your home this Spring!… view more.

Five of the Best Blinds for Bathrooms

Posted March 22, 2018 /
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Blinds are the most popular type of window covering for bathrooms, chosen for their clean elegant look, resistance to moisture and because they’re easy to wipe clean.

If you’re completely renovating your bathroom and you’re unsure about which window treatments will suit this steamy room, or you’re simply looking for an easy bathroom update, follow our advice on choosing the best blinds for blissful bathrooms.

  1. Pleated Blinds

Pleated blinds are a fantastic choice for bathrooms.

Most pleated blind fabrics are suitable for moist conditions and can be sponge cleaned.

When closed pleated blinds give total privacy whereas semi-sheer pleated blind fabrics can create a gorgeous soft light effect within a bathroom for a spa like atmosphere.… view more.

Interior Design Trends For Spring 2018 – Cosmopolitan

Posted March 19, 2018 /
As Featured in CosmopolitanEDIT

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Lorna McAleer from Style Studio says, “Traditionally used on real wood flooring, Herringbone is set to be a huge look for 2018, but updated with bright berry or teal colourways or, at the other end of the scale, monochrome. And herringbone is no longer confined to the floor – utilise chevron designs on walls and window coverings for a soft, more current take on this traditional pattern.”… view more.

INTU Blinds – What are they?

Posted March 14, 2018 /
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We have all experienced the struggle of trying to open a window where the blind gets in the way, especially with windows that open inwards. We at Style Studio feel your pain, and we have a solution to make your life that little bit easier…INTU Blinds!

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INTU Blinds clip into the window frame, securing the blinds to the window whether you’re opening or closing the window. No holes, No screws, Just Style!

Simple brackets fit into the window bead, tensioning the blind which means, there are no hanging cords or loops, making it one of the safest blinds available! Lift or lower the blind to your desired level.… view more.