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Custom wooden blinds for your bay window

October 28, 2014
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Installing a real wooden blind in your home is a very good move, your windows will simultaneously become a focal point of the room.

Fitting wooden blinds to a bay window is a bit of a grey area and most would rather avoid this, however it really is quite an easy task. Once you have received your new blinds its time to check you have all the correct fixtures and fittings required to complete the job. Before the actual installation you should hold the blind up to the window and pencil a mark where you will be placing the brackets. Remember your blinds are meant to cover the glass so make sure you don’t have any gaps between the blinds.

Custom wooden blinds are all made to measure resulting in a complete out of the box solution that will guarantee your blind slides into your window recess as smoothly as possible.

The wood that is used to produce the blinds is heavily treated before assembly, ensuring the wood does not discolour and fade over time. Wooden blinds are ideal for a normal recessed window and when fitted well they can even look like part of the window.

Durable Venetian Blinds are ideal for any room

October 26, 2014
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Venetian blinds are one of the most popular varieties of blinds available today, largely due to the fact that they are very durable and long lasting.

Venetian blinds are commonly manufactured from aluminium, plastic or wood. Aluminium is perhaps the most widely used material, as it is incredibly durable and easy to look after.

You can improve the life-span of Venetian blinds gentle washing and dusting- which keeps them looking newer for longer. The blinds are easy to operate and most designs feature a pulley and two cords, which enables the user to lower or raise the blinds as required.

Users can achieve the desired height of blinds by simply adjusting the slats. However, you should ensure that you handle the slats with care to avoid damaging them.

Venetian blinds are easy to install, although if you are unsure you should seek help from a professional.

The blinds look great in any room, and they can also be installed in bathrooms as they are resistant to moisture.

Venetian blinds are available to purchase from a range of stockists, so you should be able to find some to suit your budget.

Add a touch of class to your room with wooden blinds

October 24, 2014
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When you are selecting blinds for your home, there are many different options available to you.

Wooden blinds becoming increasingly popular in modern homes, as they look warm and homely, and can give your room a stylish look.

Wooden blinds feature slats that run horizontally. These slats allow you to control the amount of sunlight that enters your room. As you tilt the slats up or down, you will be able to decrease the amount of sunlight entering the room. Wooden blinds are also great for ensuring complete privacy.

Wooden blinds are extremely cost effective, and needn’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Whether your home is styled in a traditional or modern way, wooden blinds will look great. You will be able to create a relaxing atmosphere in the room, whilst also giving it a little ethnic and rustic vibe.

Wooden blinds are extremely durable, and can last you for many years, provided that you look after them properly. They are extremely easy to clean, and can simply be wiped over with a soft cloth in order to remove dust and dirt.

Why should you bring home vertical blinds?

October 22, 2014
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There are a few things that are very beneficial for your home. However, we do not give much importance to them. Take for example vertical blinds. They not only protect us from excess sunlight but also help in decorating our homes.

Disadvantages of excess sunlight

Natural sunlight can be very advantageous. However, too much of it can be very harmful too. During winter, sunlight brings a smile to our faces but what about hot summers.

Excess sunlight can cause much more damage than just heating your home. The sun’s ultra-violet rays can fade furniture items in your home. Your furniture can get damaged due to continuous exposure to the sun. Sofas, chairs, tables and other furniture can fade. You have paid a lot for these furniture items. Surely, you do not want them to be harmed. Moreover, faded furniture will make your home look dull and unattractive.

Vertical blinds

Installing vertical blinds can reduce the harm done to your furniture to a great extent. These blinds can reduce and block excess sunlight from entering your home. This way your furniture can be kept away from the harmful sun and you will not have to spend more to get new furniture. In fact your furniture will look as new as before.

Save money by measuring and fitting blinds on your own

October 21, 2014
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Before you buy a set of blinds it is important that you take accurate measurements of the window you are looking to dress. You can save yourself time and expense by getting it right first time. Even if you decide to get the help of professionals, reliable measurements are paramount.

A steel measuring tape will give you the greatest accuracy. You should also jot down any measurements that you have taken along the way to prevent any confusion. When you have all this information, you can determine the placement of the blinds. Blinds can be mounted both inside and outside the window frame. You should make sure the window casing has sufficient depth when mounting blinds internally. Decide in advance the total area that will be covered by the blinds.

Make sure that there are no obstructions in the form of alarms or window handles before installing the blinds. Many blinds require cutting to size and your accurate measurements will come into play when undertaking this task. It is always advisable to overestimate in the first instance, even if it requires more work.

Install window blinds appropriately and enjoy the comfort and style they bring to your home.

A guide to choosing and measuring blinds

October 20, 2014
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Many people combine curtains with blinds in their homes, or just use blinds alone. In order to purchase the perfect blinds for your home you should consider the style, colour and size that will suit your interior best.

Types of Blinds

1. Roman Blinds
Practical and easy to use, Roman blinds are easy to fit and don’t take up much space.

2. Roller Blinds
These blinds are made from durable fabric, which rolls up and down.

3. Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds suspend from fittings at the top of the window, and feature cords which allow them to slide aside like curtains.

4. Blackout Blinds
Natural light is completely blocked out with these blinds. They are particularly suitable for children’s rooms and they are available in roller blind styles.
Measuring blinds
1. Inside Recess Measuring

Check that your recess is not blocked in any way that would prevent the blind from being lowered properly.

2. Outside Recess Measuring

This may be necessary if the window opens upwards and if the recess is less than 7.5cm (3″) deep. The blind may not roll down properly if the window is not straight.

3. Cutting Down a Readymade Roller Blind

If you need to reduce the width of a roller blind to fit a window then ensure that you measure the outside edge of the bracket with a metal tape. Cut down the length of the fabric using sharp scissors then wind the fabric back onto the tube and put the blind in place as normal.

Blinds are a cost effective way of updating the look of any room.

Tips to select beautiful Venetian blinds

October 13, 2014
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Venetian blinds with their contemporary stylish appearance can give a dynamic look to your home. They are popularly used in many households and their stunning style and many benefits make them a better choice over formal curtains. If you are interested in picking up venetian blinds for your home, you need to consider the size, colour and the number of Venetian blinds needed. You can also buy custom made Venetian blinds and Venetian blinds provide complete privacy and light control in your room.

Materials and shade: Venetian blinds are available in beautiful colours and quality fabrics. You can select Venetian blinds matching the colour and style of your room. They are available in white or cream colours and you can also opt for stylish wooden Venetian blinds. They give a really classy look to your home.

Custom made or not:
Custom made Venetian blinds are beautiful and a little more expensive than standard size blinds. These blinds give you the opportunity to select the colour, design and fabric according to your tastes. Custom made Venetian blinds are durable and long lasting and are manufactured from quality materials which are better than the cheaper ones you usually find retail stores.

Venetian blinds with their exquisite style give a sophisticated look to your home.

Colour Trend : The beautiful Berry Shade

October 12, 2014
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Colour variants are so important when deciding on a theme for the home. The seasons play a huge role in the decision too. Who aspires to have cool muted blue colours in a room during the cold winter season?

Soft berry shades associated with amethyst in addition to crimson, violet in addition to orchid will deliver your residence a warm and comforting feel in addition to harmonizing beautifully with each another. Berry is a beautiful colour that sends out great vibes making your room feel very cosy and inviting. The choice of blinds available in a soft berry tone is amazing.

Whether you wish to go the whole hog or simply add a couple of simple subtle accents in your design structure, these shades will develop a soothing ambiance that permits you to snuggle up clear of the winter months outside.

 

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