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Monthly Archives: July 2020

  1. Conservatory Blinds: 8 Ways to Use Them for Style and Functionality

    Conservatory blinds

    Conservatories are beautiful rooms that add functionality to any home. They increase the amount of time you can spend in your garden or patio, even if it’s cold and rainy outside. They also make it easier to grow plants indoors in areas with short outdoor growing seasons. Additionally, they offer a gorgeous space where you can entertain guests, read or enjoy the company of your family.


    The problem with conservatories — and similar spaces like sunrooms and orangeries — is that they tend to have temperature control issues. They heat up in the bright sunlight and feel frigid in the winter months. Using conservatory blinds is a great way to control temperature and make your conservatory somewhere you can hang out all year long. Best of all, they can help you save energy and money on heating and cooling bills. 


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  2. Your Go-To Guide for Choosing the Best Waterproof Bathroom Blinds

    Waterproof bathroom blinds

    Blinds are hands down the most popular shade of choice for bathrooms, but many shoppers don’t realise choosing non waterproof or 'bunch-shut' bathroom blinds risks their shades staining, moulding or fading. Do you know which blinds are safe from your shower? Here’s our pick of the best water-resistant styles.

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  3. Kitchen Blinds: The Best Options That Stand Up to Moisture

    Kitchen blinds and sink with two plants on either side

    Kitchens are spaces that tend to get wet and messy — two things that usually don’t go well with fabric blinds. Fortunately, you can still get privacy, light control and gorgeous style simply by choosing the right types of blinds. For kitchens, bathrooms and other areas where moisture is a consideration, knowing the best blinds options means having window dressings that last for years, even in the toughest environments.


    Wondering what types of kitchen blinds you should use? We’ve made it easy with this handy guide featuring waterproof and moisture-resistant styles. Plus, we’ll give you some styling tips and offer resources if you need help finding the perfect window blinds for every room in your house.


    How to Choose Kitchen Blinds


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  4. Boho Home Decor : Get The Look

    Boho Home Decor : Get The Look

    At its heart, the bohemian style is a merry mish mash of vibrant patterns, so mix, match and ultimately clash colours to your heart’s content. If you’re worried about spending big on items that don’t work, use scatter cushions and throws for your boldest patterns, which can be moved (or removed) if they become ‘too much’.

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  5. Rustic Farmhouse Home Decor : Get The Look

    Rustic Farmhouse Home Decor : Get The Look

    Rustic home design is an organic, rough-hewn look inspired by the natural style of farmhouses, cottages or lodges from another age.

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  6. Your Guide to Vertical Blinds: What They Are and How to Use Them

    Vertical blinds

    When it comes to improving light control and style in your home, blinds are a great way to get the job done. There are two main styles of blinds: horizontal blinds and vertical blinds. Within these categories, you can find blinds made from a wide range of materials, including wood, aluminum and various fabrics. 


    With so many options, choosing the right blinds can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure if you need vertical or standard blinds. Here, we’ll show you the benefits of vertical blinds and what makes them different from horizontal blinds. We’ll show you the best windows for vertical blinds and give you tips for styling them.


    What Are Vertical Blinds?


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  7. The Essential Guide to Blackout Blinds: How and Where to Use Them

    Blackout blinds

    For gorgeous window blinds that offer the highest degree of light filtering properties, look no further than blackout blinds. These types of window dressings utilise opaque fabrics to block light. They’re useful in environments such as bedrooms and offices you’d prefer to keep dark.


    Here, we’ll show you how blackout blinds work, what benefits they offer and the best spaces to use them in. Plus, we’ll show you how to style these blinds for any design aesthetic.

    How Do Blackout Blinds Work?

    Blackout blinds typically refer to a style of roller blind that uses a nontransparent fabric to increase light control. The thick or opaque fabric prevents light from filtering through tiny spaces between the fabric weave. Light-coloured blackou

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  8. The Ultimate Guide to Picking and Installing Day and Night Blinds

    Day and night blinds

    Window dressings aren’t just a stylish addition to a home or business space. They’re functional pieces that offer comfort and control when it comes to lighting and privacy. If you’re looking for maximum control over the style and functionality of your space, day & night blinds are here to help.

    Day and night blinds are layered shades that enable you to let more light in or block it out. They operate similarly to roller blinds, but instead of one panel of fabric, day and night blinds have alternating sheer and opaque panels. Read on to learn more about how day and night blinds work, why they’re useful, and find tips on where you can mount them in your home and office.


    What Are Day and Night Blinds?


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  9. How to Use and Style White Wooden Blinds in Any Room

    White wooden blinds behind pink flowers in vase

    Wood is a classic element used for home decor. From sturdy furniture and sleek flooring to elegant window dressings, wood is a true superstar when it comes to interior design. White wooden blinds are particularly popular when sprucing up a home. From chic farmhouse country homes to crisp Victorian manors, these stunning blinds add a flair of style to any room.


    Best of all, wood blinds are incredibly practical and can be used in a variety of different environments. They add a touch of natural beauty and last for years, whether you’re decorating the conservatory or your bedroom.


    Here, we’ll show you the best applications for white wooden blinds and give you tips so you can style them to suit your personality or room design.


    Key Features of White Wooden Blinds



    Wooden blinds, also known as venetian blinds, are famous for their sleek design notes and utility. These types of blinds come in real wood and faux wood options and come in a variety of finishes including natural wood stains and various hues.


    Wooden blinds offer exceptional privacy and light control. These blinds open and close using a corded system, allowing light to flow into a room or blocking it out. This type of blind also features a control wand that allows you to control the tilt of the slat, directing light into a room to brighten it up or outside the room to make it darker.


    The blinds typically come in two different slat sizes: 35mm or 50mm. The 50mm is considered the standard or default size and features fewer slats compared to the smaller width blinds. The standard width is ideal for rooms where you want to let more light in such as living rooms and conservatories, while the smaller slats are ideal for rooms that need to be darker such as bedrooms. The smaller width slats are also a good choice for narrow window sills where larger slats may be harder to install.


    Wooden blinds also come with the option of tapes — fabric strips that are used to hide the blind rigging. You can choose white tapes to match the white wooden blinds or you can choose contrasting colours to add dimension to your room.


    Here, we’ll focus on the styling and design of white wooden blinds. White blinds offer a clean, elegant look to windows. Depending on the design of the room, these blinds can be used to add a subtle hint of sophistication to let other items in the room shine. They can also be used to create a focal point if your windows offer gorgeous views. Read on to learn more about where you can use white wooden blinds and how to style them.


    Where to Use White Wooden Blinds


    Wooden blinds are suited to just about any room in your home as long as you choose ones with the right features. Faux wood options tend to do better in wet environments compared to real wood blinds. In other spaces, you may want to combine the blinds with shades or liners to achieve your desired privacy and light control. In general, here are some of the best spots to use white wooden blinds.


    Lounges and Living Rooms


    Wooden blinds are a popular choice in high traffic rooms. Think of places in your home where you greet guests, enjoy afternoon tea or sit with friends and family for a chat or a meal. Wooden blinds complement these spaces by adding a modern and elegant touch. They also enable you to control light easily throughout the day. They’re particularly well-suited for street-level rooms where you want to be able to control privacy.


    Bedrooms


    There’s a reason hotels use white bedding. Not only do white hues convey crisp, clean aesthetics, they also add a touch of luxury and understated, soothing style. The same thing is true for white wooden blinds. White wooden blinds play well in bedrooms where softer hues are used to induce calm and relaxation. 


    White wooden venetian blinds aren’t blackout blinds. If you want to completely block out light while you sleep, pair these natural blinds with blackout curtains or shades. This combination will allow you to better control the amount of light in your room both day and night.


    Kitchens


    While real wood blinds are great for dry rooms, spaces with more moisture can cause damage to the wood over time. That’s because wood expands and contracts when it comes into contact with moisture, eventually warping or bending. 


    Fortunately, you can still use white wooden blinds in the kitchen, just look for styles that are made with faux wood. This is particularly important if you want to put blinds on windows directly above the sink or oven where humidity and water are more common.


    White wooden blinds are a beautiful choice for kitchens as they can either complement or contrast with your decor. If you have shimmering copper fixtures, white wooden blinds can serve as a backdrop to these focal pieces. You can also use white faux wood blinds with colourful tapes to match household appliances in different hues like red and blue.


    Bathrooms


    Like kitchens, white wooden blinds can be used in bathrooms as long as they’re made of faux wood. Not only are the slats waterproof, but they are also easy to clean so you won’t spend hours scrubbing down surfaces. Faux wood venetian blinds are particularly useful as you can tilt them to let light in throughout the day and shut them if you need privacy.


    Style Tips for White Wooden Blinds



    When it comes to decorating, there’s no right way to use wooden blinds. Instead, there are a variety of style options depending on what your end goal is. Here, we’ll show you the different ways you can use white wooden blinds to add a decorative touch in your home.


    Mix or Match


    You can change up the style and design of a room simply by mixing or matching colours and design ideas. Choose white wooden blinds that match neutral hues or other white colours in a room to create a cohesive, understated look. Alternatively, you can mix things up by pairing your white wooden blinds with vibrant colours like yellow and orange. 


    Don’t forget about blind tapes. Selecting colourful tapes can add a punchy touch to a room or draw together different elements within the same colour family. Tapes in complementary colours such as black or brown can add dimension without overpowering a room.


    What to Try:


    Here are some of our favourite options when it comes to mixing and matching colours. These different design styles and tapes can help you achieve your desired look.


  10. Editions Brilliant White with Noir Tape: This faux white wooden blind is perfect for bay windows and is a great option when you want to add a subtle contrast to a room. Use it in neutral rooms with black accents or as the backdrop to rooms with colourful pillows and rugs.

  11. Real Wood Bliss White with Pearl Tape: If you’re looking for crisp, clean design, these pure white real wood blinds are the ideal choice. The pearl tapes add sophistication while the real wood gives off an earthy, natural beauty that’s perfect for lounges and dining rooms.

  12. Nail the Size


    As with many other interior design features, size matters. Finding the right size blinds can add dimension and texture to a room without overpowering other elements or looking underwhelming. Not only does size matter visually, but it’s also a key component when it comes to functionality.


    For rooms where you need more light, go for a wider 50mm slat width. These types of wooden blinds have fewer slats and the wider surface helps to reflect more light, brightening up the space. They’re a great choice for darker rooms or areas where you want more versatility for controlling light and privacy.


    If your windows have narrow ledges or smaller sills, a narrower 35mm slat width is a better choice. Wider slats may interfere with opening mechanisms and can make your windows look smaller.


    Incorporate Shading


    Just because they’re white blinds doesn’t mean there isn’t a variety to choose from. White blinds come in many different shades from eggshell hues and grey-tinted driftwood colours to brilliant white. 


    Wood is a classic element used for home decor. From sturdy furniture and sleek flooring to elegant window dressings, wood is a true superstar when it comes to interior design. White wooden blinds are particularly popular when sprucing up a home. From chic farmhouse country homes to crisp Victorian manors, these stunning blinds add a flair of style to any room.


    Best of all, wood blinds are incredibly practical and can be used in a variety of different environments. They add a touch of natural beauty and last for years, whether you’re decorating the conservatory or your bedroom.


    Here, we’ll show you the best applications for white wooden blinds and give you tips so you can style them to suit your personality or room design.


  13. Editions Parchment: These parchment-coloured blinds are the perfect fit for bay windows in country cottages. They add sunshine hues, making windows appear sunnier and more vi
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  • Your Ultimate Guide to Blinds: Types Plus Installing and Cleaning Tips

    White blinds closeup

    Blinds are a beautiful yet functional way to add style to your home. Not only are they gorgeous to look at, but they also offer privacy and light control so you can live comfortably in every room of your home. If you’re new to blinds or just want more information on how to choose the perfect ones, you’ve come to the right place.


    Here, we’ll explain the different types of blinds and give you tips on what to consider when selecting blinds for your home. In this guide, we’ll also show you how to install and clean your blinds so they look their best for years to come.


    Different Types of Blinds


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