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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.

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.

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.

Plan to Perfection – House Beautiful

Posted April 10, 2018 /

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 /

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 /

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.

Product of the week – Sunday Mail

Posted July 7, 2017 /

Style Studio’s unique Mirage blinds feature alternating stripes of sheer and solid fabric, giving you more control over light and increased flexibility on how you can position the blind compared to standard roller blinds. The collection offers something for everyone, with a wide selection of plain and textured fabrics available. Combine Mirage blinds with Style Studio’s Senses operating system for innovative design with a smooth, sleek finish.… view more.

Blind Faith – Sussex Life

Posted March 29, 2017 /

When it comes to a streamlined yet versatile look, blinds and shutters are a reliable and attractive option. Opt for no-fuss ready-made version, go bespoke by selecting your own fabric and made-to-measure or consider going high tech with blinds you can operate using a smartphone.… view more.