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Jul 12 2017

Why Choose Tab Top Made To Measure Curtains?

When buying made to measure curtains for your home, one of the things that you'll be considering is what type of heading to choose. No doubt you're already aware of the huge breadth of choice available these days, from eyelets and pinch pleats to the traditional pencil pleat design. However the tab top curtain heading is becoming ever more popular thanks to their great versatility and effortless style. If you're ready to select the perfect curtains for any room of your home, here are some reasons why you might want...

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Jul 12 2017

Unusual Uses For Plantation Shutters

When most people think of plantation shutters, they usually imagine the traditional white, crisp, louvred shutters that are famous for covering the large picture windows of an American mansion. However, these window coverings are a lot more versatile than you might imagine. You may be surprised to discover that you can use these shutters in a wide range of places in the home that you will almost certainly have never considered. Here, we look at some of the more unusual uses for plantation shutters to give you inspiration. Cover Your French...

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Jul 12 2017

Interior Design Ideas For Growing Families

If you flick through the pages of any interior design magazine, you would be forgiven for thinking that contemporary style and inspirational interiors are solely the preserve of child-free householders. People with growing families often believe that achieving a beautiful, well-designed home is an impossible task when young children are in the picture, however this is simply not the case. The key is to design the home around the family as opposed to trying to shoehorn a family into an elegant, but totally unsuitable, living environment. Here, we look at...

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Jul 12 2017

Innovative Interior Design Ideas For Your Living Room

The living room is usually where you spend most your leisure time at home, so having a space that feels comfortable and yet attractive is essential. To really relax and feel completely at home, you need the room to be pleasant, uncluttered and well designed so that all of the essentials are accommodated without any unnecessary extras. Coordination and theming is important, however it is often the little details that make all the difference. Here, we look at some innovative interior design ideas that will make your living room a...

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Jul 12 2017

Amazing Things You Never Knew About Blinds

You may not have spent too much time thinking about blinds, so it might surprise you to learn that they are actually a pretty fascinating topic! While you may think that they are merely a convenient way of covering your windows, in fact they have an amazingly long history which dates back to ancient times. If you are in the process of choosing the perfect blinds for your home, take some time out and discover more about the origins of these unappreciated window coverings. Venetian Blinds...

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Jul 12 2017

Which Blinds Are Best For Bathrooms?  

Blinds are one of the most popular window covering solutions for bathrooms, however choosing the right ones to fit in your space isn't always easy. There are so many different styles, materials and types to choose from that finding one to suit can present a challenge. Here, we look at different problems you may encounter in your bathroom and how to choose the right blind to accommodate. Misty and Humid Bathrooms If your bathroom is especially humid or misty, the possibility of mould and mildew developing are much greater. In any room...

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Jul 12 2017

Why Choose Curtains For Your Bedroom

With so many different window coverings available today, it can be hard to know which type to choose for your bedroom. Should you opt for shutters or blinds, or would traditional curtains be a better idea? Although shutters and blinds are very popular, there are still many great reasons for choosing curtains for your bedroom windows. Control Your Room's Temperature Maintaining a consistent and comfortable temperature in your bedroom is vital if you want to get enough sleep. Too hot or too cold an environment will not only cause discomfort but will...

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Jul 12 2017

The Fascinating History Of Plantation Shutters

For countless generations, window coverings have been used to solve problems relating to the control of light and temperature, ventilation, security and privacy. Shutters were created to resolve these issues in a convenient and practical way. When you think of plantation shutters, it is only natural that your mind conjures up images of the American Deep South, where cotton plantations abounded and sprawling mansions used these window coverings as the perfect way to block out the searing heat of the summer sun. However, you might be surprised to learn that...

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Jun 15 2017

A Swags & Tails Case Study

Our following case study illustrates how selecting the right window dressing can completely transform the look and ambiance of any room. In order to add an air of elegance and charm to this holiday home we opted for luxurious swags and tails in a combination of duck egg and gold, finished with a fringed braid. The above image illustrates how the elegant tails enhance the narrow pillars that separate each window. Swags perfectly frame the picturesque view of the countryside through the double doors. The theme is continued throughout the home, with a box pleat pelmet with...

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