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Refresh your home decoration with replacement blinds

January 30, 2015

Vertical blinds are a fantastic choice of window covering; as well as being contemporary and stylish they are also durable and very practical, and offer excellent light control and privacy. Even top quality blinds don’t last forever, however. If your old blinds are starting to show their age, you have a few options open to you.

You could take the opportunity to go for a different type of blind. Take a look at the different blinds available and how they can enhance your windows, while keeping in mind your practical window covering needs.

If you feel that vertical blinds are the best-suited to your windows, then you could just consider replacing them completely. Alternatively, you could choose to buy replacement blinds and save yourself money while updating your interior.

Replacement slats can be ordered in 89 or 127 mm widths, and are delivered with weights, chains and top hangers. This option allows you to retain your current fixtures and fittings and to simply replace the fabric slats, saving you time and money.

With a wide choice of fabrics available, you will be able to find something similar to your existing slats that complement your other furnishings. You could also take the chance to revamp your room and add splash of colour.

Replacement Vertical Blinds

Vision Blinds Add A Touch Of Class To Your Home

January 29, 2015
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Unique and blinds are a combination that you don’t often hear in the same sentence, however that is no more. Introducing vision blinds, a beautifully crafted type of blind that not only shades the daylight entering a room but also captures your attention.

Winter is now in full swing & any excuse to soak up the winter rays without attracting the attention the attention of nosy neighbors is most definitely welcomed.

Vision roller blinds are not your average type of window covering. Unlike a normal roller, they have got two layers of fabric instead of the usual one layer. They also have sheer horizontal strips that alternate with strips of almost see through opaque fabric in an amazing design that even allows you to filter in as much or as little light as you deem necessary.

You can even have the blinds fully closed if you find the sun is glaring in the room a little too much. Alternatively lining the strips up will allow some light to filter it’s way into your room, giving a beautiful effect in the process.

Vision Blinds

Use wooden blinds to create a warm and inviting space

January 29, 2015
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Bringing wood into your home decoration can be a fantastic way to add warmth, depth and texture. It has an eternal appeal, and makes spaces feel inviting and relaxing. However, unless you want to go for the all-out wood panelled cabin feel, it can be difficult to know how to create a coherent and stylish look without overdoing it.

Wooden blinds can provide the perfect way to introduce wood into your decorative scheme. Both vertical and Venetian blinds are available with wooden slats, and this allows you to choose the style that best suits your tastes and practical needs.

A huge array of types of wood is available, offering you a great choice of tones and hues. Some wood grains are more prominent, adding more visual interest to the slats, while others grains are finer and less visible. It is best to go for the same wood tones throughout the room, as this will provide coherence and a harmonious finish.

Darker woods will create a more intimate feel within a room, which can be particularly comforting on dark winter nights. If, however, you prefer a lighter and more spacious feel, then go for the woods that have a lighter finish such as pinewood, valley oak or crest (from our Venetian collection) or even the bleached or white finishes.

Classy Wooden Venetian Blinds

Reduce heat loss by upto 43% in your home.

January 29, 2015
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The conservatory is more popular than ever with UK homeowners but weather in this country is much to be desired and keeping warmth in the room is very difficult during the winter months.

A good way of ensuring the amount of heat that is able to escape the room is kept to an absolute minimum is by installing some nice new blinds. The selection of blinds on offer is massive and with online companies competing on prices to earn your business, it’s a perfect time to take advantage of the huge sale’s that litter the internet.

Simply installing blinds in your home will substantially reduce the amount it will cost to heat a room by upto a masive 43%.

Reduce Heat Loss Blinds

Vertical blinds are by far the popular type of blinds to be installed in a conservatory but Venetian blinds are on a par with them to0 due to the ease of keeping the metal blinds nice and clean. The Vertical blind is much warmer from an insulation point of view, most probably due to the fabric composition of the material the blind is manufactured from. The advantage of having fabric blinds is that you are able to wash the blind vanes by placing them in a bathtub and soacking them with washing up liquid and warm water.

Use blinds to manage interior space

January 27, 2015
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In recent years, open plan living has become all the rage. We have seen it in the many barn and warehouse conversions, where the emphasis is on creating wide open spaces, blurring the boundaries between different living areas.

Not all of us are lucky enough, or even want to live in a huge barn conversion. Sometimes smaller spaces feel cosier and more intimate; more comfortable. And yet, if you are renovating, there is one way to get the best of both worlds.

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You can try removing parts of walls and replacing them with glass panels or partitions. Of course, any change of this type needs to be checked first your council, but if you get the go-ahead, it can be a great way to make a small home bigger and lighter when necessary.

Using blinds on these internal ‘windows’ will provide you with a cost-effective and easy way to manage your internal space. Areas can be closed off for privacy or light control reasons, or completely opened up when necessary.

Any type of blind will provide adequate window coverage, so it all depends on the look you want to create. The simple lines of Venetian or Vertical blinds will complement any contemporary décor, while roller blinds will allow you to introduce some great blocks of colour.

What Venetian blinds can bring to your bathroom

January 6, 2015
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Bathroom windows have particular requirements, and not all types of window coverings are appropriate. Curtains can look pretty, however, the fabric can deteriorate when exposed to too much humidity and will require frequent cleaning. They also need to be completely drawn in order to provide adequate privacy.

Venetian blinds are perfect for providing durable window coverings that offer excellent light control and privacy. Their aluminium slats are easy to clean and will not be affected by steam and heat. A wipe with a damp cloth will remove  any dust, and keep the blinds looking great.

Venetian Blind

The slats on Venetian blinds can be oriented to prevent prying eyes from looking into the bathroom, while still allowing sufficient natural light into the room. You could even choose perforated aluminium slats to let the maximum amount of light to filter into the bathroom without compromising on privacy.

Venetian blinds are available in a wealth of different colours, from neutrals that    will blend with any décor to vibrant bold colours that will provide a focal point for the room. If you want the look of wooden slats without the risk of them warping in the heat, then take a look at the wooden effect slats, for the best of both worlds!

Good patterns for roller blinds

January 1, 2015
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Many people shy away from installing roller blinds, thinking they look cheap, but this isn’t really the case. Maybe it’s a reaction to the types of roller blinds that were seen many years ago when they first became popular and all sorts of garish fabrics were used.

The truth is that a modern roller blind can be as visually striking as any other window covering. The key is to keep things simple. It is a simple window covering with a simple mechanism and it suits a simple design.

Busy patterns aren’t usually advisable. A roller blind is better suited to a minimalist design. Many people go for plain fabrics for this reason and there are any number of different colours available if you go down this route. However, arguably the best look for a roller blind is a vertically striped pattern.

This doesn’t just mean stripes. They needn’t be evenly spaced vertical lines. Unusual spacings and interesting colour combinations can also be found. Because of the way a roller blind is raised and lowered, a vertical line-based pattern is consistent no matter what you do and this is why it can be so visually appealing. Such a design plays to the strengths of the blind.

Appropriate blinds for patio doors

December 22, 2014
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If you’re lucky enough to have double doors opening out onto your patio, you will want to make the most them, particularly during summer. These doors may be left open on warm days to allow a breeze and also for easy access to the garden. However, this also brings with it a few problems.

For one thing, you may end up with flies and other insects inside the house. To some extent, this is unavoidable, but you want to minimise the chances of it happening all the same. Flies are much better at finding their way into houses than out of them, after all. You may also suffer glare on the TV if there’s something you want to watch. Large windows are great when you want the light, but a bit of a problem when you don’t.

Blinds are a great solution. Vertical blinds are often used, but string blinds are another alternative. The latter keep out insects, but are easy for people to pass through when they need to go in or out. Furthermore, while they block direct light, they don’t totally darken a room, meaning you still get plenty of natural light, but you can still watch TV if you want.

Why roller blinds suit kitchens

December 20, 2014
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Blinds are the obvious choice when it comes to your kitchen window. But what kind? Many people go for roller blinds and there are several reasons why they make a good choice.

First of all, there is the obvious benefit that they are affordable. We all want our kitchen to look good, but primarily it is a practical room. As such, the appearance of the blind isn’t our sole concern. There is a reason why Roman blinds look odd in a kitchen and it is essentially because of convention, but that convention has come about for a reason – the fabric of a Roman blind will collect the smells of a kitchen and may not tolerate the high humidity that results from cooking.

A roller blind, however, can be bought in whatever material you want – preferably one that is easy to look after, so that it can better tolerate the kitchen environment. Furthermore, roller blinds are incredibly easy to use, which can be a distinct advantage if your window is positioned the other side of a sink or worktop, where you might have to stretch a little to reach the mechanism.

Get blackout blinds if you’re working nights

December 19, 2014
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The biggest challenge when you work nights is your internal clock. Humans aren’t nocturnal and we have evolved to wake when exposed to light and to go to sleep when the light fades at the end of the day. Clearly, if you are working the nightshift, you are battling this.

This is particularly problematic in summer when it is light for the majority of each 24 hour period. Even working conventional hours, it can be difficult to get to sleep at nights as it is light. Trying to get to sleep in the day is virtually impossible.

Fortunately, there are things you can do. We have artificial light that can help us wake when it’s night and you can even get alarm clocks which slowly produce more and more light leading up to the audible alarm, simulating dawn. At night, you can use blackout blinds.

Not all blinds obstruct light completely. A Venetian blind, for example, will tend to allow a certain amount of light through, even when closed. However, something like a Roman blind or a roller blind can be bought with blackout material as a backing. It will work even better, if the blind is installed outside the window recess, so that there are no gaps.

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