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Natural Light Holds the Key to Happiness

Posted August 6, 2018 /

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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.

What’s NEW with INTU?

Posted July 23, 2018 /

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.

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

Posted July 12, 2018 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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.