Archive for the ‘Roller blinds’ Category

Entertaining this Christmas…?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

window treatmentsDecember is one of the most popular times of the year to welcome visitors into our homes. The festive season prompts the opportunity to entertain both family and friends. Often the preparation when hosting these events includes more than simply popping out to the local supermarket to stock up on food and wine! Jobs which have been accumulating throughout the year suddenly get completed, clutter and things which are no longer needed are addressed and you find yourself looking at your surroundings in a completely different manner.

Is it really x amount of years since we decorated? Why do we still have those `temporary curtains` in place? I`ve never liked that design. Wouldn’t a blind/plantation shutters look so much better than the existing curtains? I`m sure someone can do something about that unusual shaped window we’ve avoided thinking about!

By simply changing the window treatment we can transform/lift the whole room.

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The sun is beautiful but can be damaging ….

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Window treatmentsWe`ve had some beautiful weather recently and it is predicted to be lasting at least another 3 months!

Whether you choose curtains, blinds, or shutters, the purpose of most window treatments is the predominately the same.

Privacy, decoration and to keep the room cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

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Woken early by the sunrise?

Monday, August 4th, 2014

With the sun rising between 6.30 and 7 each morning it starts to get light around 4.30am. That is great if you are an early riser but for most of us that is a little too early!!blackout blind, velux blackout blind, Manchester

Depending on which way your bedroom faces being woken by light streaming into your room can cut hours off your valuable recharging time!

Those of us with babies and small children who have been woken by the sun streaming into their rooms are familiar with the early morning cartoons on the TV but wouldn’t you prefer to have an extra hour or two sleeping instead!

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What a fantastic summer we are having!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

window blinds UKThe weather has been glorious and I’m sure we all feel better waking up to another sunny day, however there are some downsides. Living in England we are just not used to or equipped to cope with excessive heat the sunshine brings.

However….. there are some measures we can take to make our life easier during the summer. Many people forget or are simply not aware of this top tip!

Your window treatment can help to keep rooms cool in summer. They are not just there to make the room look attractive or keep out the cold in winter.

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Dress my windows has joined Pinterest!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

As you can appreciate, like many other soft furnishing companies, what we do each day is a very visual thing!

This is one of the reasons we have recently joined Pinterest, not only to display some examples of our work but to provide us with the opportunity to collect some ideas to help our clients decide how to dress their windows!

You can find us here.

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Window dressing – The trends.

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Traditionally, when planning the window dressings in a property, the householder would always be mindful of the appearance of the property from the outside of the house, front and back. The aim would be to give a uniform look from one side of the property. For instance if curtains were being installed in one window, all the other windows on that side would have the same treatment.

The trend now is definitely moving away from that. The key now is to achieve the correct look for each individual room, regardless of how this looks from the exterior.

So for example, the most recent consultation I had with a client took the following direction:

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