5 Best Blinds For Your Home

For me no window is quite complete without a stylish and functional blind that not only provides you with privacy and shade but can also add a splash of colour and pattern to your chosen interior space. louboutin pas cher femme Alone or partnered with a chic set of curtains; blinds will create an added feature and focal point within your home.

With a wide selection of designs and materials available we have selected 5 of the most popular styles of blind that will transform any room into a cosy and sophisticated setting.

 

Roman

The pleated design of Roman blinds have made them a popular choice for many people as they look elegant and neatly folded in their heightened position but form a smooth and sleek surface area when dropped to their full length. Buty Adidas Dziecięce This allows any patterns or prints to be appreciated in full and makes them a perfect choice for tall or wide window areas. Their simple folding design can be adjusted to a variety of heights to allow full control of the light entering the room whilst always showing a flash of colour, even when fully folded. This style of blind is particularly popular in kitchens and conservatories due to its classic style and simplicity.

 

Vertical

Recent statistics have shown that vertical blinds are now the most popular style of blind across the UK as they can give a subtle and stylish finish to both contemporary and traditional home interiors. These sleek blinds can come in a vast range of finishes from simple linen, to glamorous glitters and suit both small and compact windows as well as large and wide patio doors. Nike Hypervenom homme Available in plain colours and patterned styles you can make a real statement with your window dressing or match them to your existing furnishings for a more subtle finish and appearance. Their long and streamline slatted appearance can be tilted to allow a stream of light into the room or fully closed for a overlapping visual finish. Air Jordan 4 Homme These blinds work particularly well in living rooms and bedroom areas.

 

Venetian

During the 20th century Venetian blinds became hugely popular in the homes and offices of the UK as their simple louvred style allowed a complete regulation of light into an interior space. Today they are still a popular choice with many people and their style and finish has come a long way from its first, basic incarnation. adidas Powerlift 3 Femme One of the most recognisable versions of the Venetian blind is the metal slatted finish that can come in a variety of colours and metallic coatings such as simple white or glistening chrome for a more modern and sleek appearance. Asics Gel Lyte 3 Femme More recently wooden slatted versions have become particularly popular as they add warmth and texture to even the most neutral of interior spaces. This style of blind works extremely well in offices, kitchens and dining room areas.

 

Rollers

With one of the most simple mechanisms of all the blind styles, roller blinds are a popular choice for those who prefer a quick and low maintenance window dressing within their chosen room. With a basic up and down motion you can adjust the flow of light and shade within the home whilst retaining a streamlined and uninterrupted finish. The full length, sleek surface area of roller blinds makes them perfect for showcasing bold patterns, prints or designs and can also be printed with a photographic image for a truly personalised finish that is great for children’s rooms. adidas yeezy boost 750 męskie The straight edged design will look great on even the smallest of window areas and works particularly well in kitchens, bedrooms and office areas.

 

Sliders

Sliding blinds are a recent addition to the blind family and are the perfect way of showcasing your French or patio style doors and work extremely well in modern homes with large wall to wall glass and expansive window areas. These elegant blind panels simply slide back until they are stacked behind one another allowing them to be drawn back fully or closed in stages for controlled light and shade within a chosen space. Chaussures louboutin These blinds come in a wide range of colours and patterns and can also feature cut out patterns (left) for a bright and illuminating focal point.

5 Ways To Create The Perfect Conservatory

With more and more of us yearning for a little bit of extra space within our homes, conservatories and orangeries have become popular choices in both small terraced and grand detached homes. Conservatories provide you with an extra room to expand your living space and are a great way of adding more space and light into your home interior.

Their wall to ceiling glass finish will create a bright and uplifting ambiance and allows you to bring a sense of the outdoors – indoors on even the coldest of winter days. With these 5 simple and easy techniques, you can create a chic and sophisticated conservatory area that will be the perfect place to relax and enjoy the gorgeous garden scenery.

 

Uplifting colour schemes.

When choosing a colour scheme for your conservatory area it is important to choose colours that will compliment the light and airy design and will provide a balance of the outdoor space and natural colours. Opt for soft and subtle pastel tones for a feminine and delicate feel and partner them with rich coffee and chocolate tones for a warm and cosy feel. Alternatively why not inject some zest and colour to your plain white conservatory with some fabulous lime green and mint tones that reflects the scenery of your your garden landscape. For a more chic and contemporary feel; monochrome is a simple yet eye-catching colour combination that will add a splash of boutique style chic to your conservatory area.

 

Seating

If you wish to use your conservatory as an extension of your living room area or as a cosy snug away from the hustle and bustle of the house then you need to ensure that your seating options provide a stylish and functional partnership. Traditional wicker furniture is still extremely popular in conservatory settings or you can opt for a more modern take on this classic look by using some sumptuous rattan designs with matching coffee tables and footstools. Feeling lavish? Why not treat yourself to a fabulous day bed where you can curl up with your favourite book and take in the beauty of the surrounding outdoor scenery.

 

Dining Sets

Larger families or those who love to throw a good dinner party may wish to use their conservatory as an alternative to a traditional dining room area. The light space and beautiful exterior views make them the perfect choice for parties and romantic meals. To make the most of your space choose a table that suits the shape of your conservatory design. A rectangular table will suit longer orangery style conservatories while a small round bistro style table will compliment more circular and angular room designs. Opt for light oak or white painted items for a fresh and illuminating centrepiece or for a more dramatic and contemporary feel then choose a chic black painted dining set that will create a bold focal point in the centre of the conservatory area.

 

Blinds

While conservatories are there in order to enjoy the outside space there is nothing worse than having the sun blaring in your eyes as you try to read your morning newspaper. A stylish selection of conservatory blinds will create a function shade within your room and are also a great way of adding colour and pattern to your interior space. Venetian blinds are a simple and sleek style that can be adjusted to allow the perfect amount of light to enter the room and do not encroach upon the open nature of the conservatory walls. Roller blinds will create fabulous blocks of colour and pattern that can be coordinated with your upholstery, cushions, rugs and accessories to create a complimentary interior decor and style.

 

Accessories

Accessorising your conservatory area should be a celebration of the outdoors natural beauty. A selection of house plants will compliment the view of the garden area and will create a botanical feel that is calm and tranquil. Lanterns and candles will provide a soft and subtle lighting feature and look wonderful placed along the internal windowsills and tables for a scattering of glowing illumination. When selecting cushions, throws and rugs opt for classic colour combinations that compliment the furniture and interior colour scheme with a splash of pattern to break up the neutral backdrop of the walls and floor.

For more ideas on how to create the perfect conservatory area then take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Conservatories.