Any window can be given a fresh new look by installing an elegant vertical blind, but first the headrail has to be securely fixed in place. It might appear complicated, but it is a relatively easy task that takes only a short amount of time to complete - read on to find out how. Continue reading
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Window treatments can make or break the appearance and style of any room. However, very few things are permanent in this world; even the most robust and reliable blinds will eventually need to be replaced following regular use.
This may leave you wondering: are there any indications that a change is in order for my blinds? Let's highlight some of the main reasons why your blinds may need replacing, as well as what the signs and symptoms could mean.
Heat and humidity will often cause damage to blinds - there are two main issues associated with this condition. Firstly, it will affect the overall look of the window treatment, making it appear visually unappealing. Another problem is that it can be difficult to raise and lower individual sections, impacting the functionality of the blinds. Continue reading
Roller blinds are an excellent choice as a window treatment because they offer protection for your furniture and floors, keep the warmth in during the winter and the coolness in during the summer, and add visual appeal to your home. However, it's no secret that they can get dusty and dirty, particularly if they experience heavy usage. Proper cleaning on a regular basis prolongs the lifespan of your roller blinds and keeps them looking their best for longer.
Follow these simple tips to learn how to clean your roller blinds without risk of damaging them. Continue reading
Offering unrivalled light control, quality blinds are a versatile window dressing option. As such, this has made them an increasingly popular alternative to curtains, as you have the flexibility to adjust the slats or material according to how much or how little light you require.
Not only that, their low maintenance qualities and the plethora of style options available means you’re sure to find the perfect design to transform the look and functionality of your home.
That said, regular use can sometimes cause even the most durable blinds to become stuck - especially if they are outdated or are of low quality - which is where our top tips on how to fix the most common issues come into play. Continue reading
You’re officially a homeowner! You’ve got the keys, packed up all of your belongings and are ready to get moving. But where do you start when it comes to decorating your new home? Choosing the perfect set of blinds may not instantly spring to mind, but their practical function along with their stylish appearance makes blinds an important consideration.
As we find ourselves in the spring/summer season, there’s no better time than now to get inspired by the wonderful patterns and colours the outdoors has to offer. In keeping with the ever-popular natural interior design trend, sage is set to be one of the leading colours for home decor this year. Its versatility lends itself well to different rooms within the home, and means that it can be easily partnered with a wide range of other colours. Continue reading
With more and more homeowners looking to personalise the interior of their property through their choice of decor, the popularity of made to measure blinds is on the rise.
When purchasing a new set of blinds, the key considerations tend to be price, design, and quality, so it’s important to weigh up the options prior to making a decision. Continue reading
Violets, lilacs and purples are often associated with mystical and spiritual qualities; the intrigue of the cosmos and the mystery of what lies ahead. Pantone’s colour of the year is ultraviolet, and according to The Guardian, the vice-president of Pantone has explained: “The Pantone colour of the year has come to mean so much more than what’s trending in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” Continue reading
According to a recent study, 300 children have died and nearly 17,000 have become injured by blinds cords over the past 25 years. An area which is often overlooked when childproofing a home, blinds cords have proven to be a silent killer in many properties across the UK, with children becoming entangled in the dangling cord.
Safety awareness in and around the home is imperative, particularly for households with young children who love to explore. As the blind cord death toll rises, this article will look into the importance of installing child safety blinds.
Findings from a study carried out by RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) show that there have been at least 30 deaths across the UK caused by looped cords since 1999, with 18 occurring since 2010.
The most tragic part of these findings is that they can be preventable with the correct safety measures in place.