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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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Jun 11 2017

Hot New Interior Design Looks for the Summer Season

Every season has its own hot looks, but this summer there are more exciting trends than ever before thanks to exotic prints and a return to geometric patterns, both turning back the clock on vintage elegance. Whether your house needs a complete overhaul or whether just one space is desperate for a revamp, Summer 2017 has a style to suit you. If you're looking for some great ideas for an interior design project for your home, you've come to the right place for inspiration!  Tropical Prints and Exotic Wallpapers Leaf prints have...

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Jun 11 2017

Make Your Classic Property a Modern Home

More people than ever before are choosing to live in period properties, with rustic barn conversions and renovated cottages being among the most popular homes on the market. However, just because you live in a period house doesn't necessarily mean that you have to live with old-fashioned décor. While going for a look that is too avant-garde will not fit in well with the feel of the property, adding a few contemporary touches brings just enough modern appeal within easy reach.  Choose Stylish Modern Fabrics If you have natural materials such as...

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Jun 11 2017

Perfect Fit Blinds – the Perfect Solution for a Stylish Home  

Blinds have long been a popular window covering, with verticals, Romans, louvres and rollers being commonly found in houses up and down the country. However now there is a new and innovative solution to making your windows look even more stylish – Perfect Fit Blinds. Perfect by name and perfect by nature, these innovative blinds are streamlined and simple to fit without any mess or hassle. So why choose Perfect Fit blinds?  Simple to Install While putting up roller blinds or vertical blinds can be tricky, Perfect Fit blinds are accurately...

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Jun 11 2017

Stay Cool This Summer With Plantation Shutters

Now that the days are getting longer and the weather is heating up, your home might be starting to feel uncomfortably warm. While during the winter we are all glad of our cosy insulation and thick fabrics, when the summer comes around the idea of stifling in your stuffy living room can be less than appealing. Heavy curtains may look beautiful, but they can trap in the heat of the sun's rays causing temperatures to rise. If you would rather not spend the warmer months sweating unnecessarily on the sofa,...

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