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Blinds that Let Light in But Provide Privacy

When it comes to choosing the right blinds for your property, there’s a delicate balance to be struck in most cases – we want blinds that let light in but can provide us with privacy at the same time. Blackout blinds, for example, are more suited to people who want light or privacy – open them for light, shut them for total privacy. In this article, we’re going to look at the blinds that can provide both at the same time, be it through the type of fabric or the opening mechanism of the blind.  Venetian Blinds Venetian blinds are one…

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Why Should I Get Honeycomb Blinds?

Choosing the perfect blinds for your home or your commercial property requires a lot of thought: what colours you prefer, what colours will look best with your interior, what style works best for you, and why certain styles might not suit your property. You have your more well-known types of blinds, such as Venetians, verticals and Romans, but what about honeycomb blinds? What are they, and why do you need them for your home?  What are honeycomb blinds? Also known as duette blinds, honeycomb blinds are named after the unique shape they take. They are made from at least two layers…

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The Best Blinds for Hotels

If you own or manage a hotel, or even if you’ve been a guest in one, you’ll know that guests’ comfort is a priority, particularly for multiple-night stays. When we think of hotel comfort, we often think of a nice big bed, bedsheets with high thread counts and a power shower to refresh ourselves. However, the quality of blinds can play a big part in how comfortable a person’s stay is, and in this article, we’re going to take a look at the best blinds for a hotel.  Blackout blinds For complete privacy and total darkness when you need it, blackout…

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Ivory patterned blinds

How to Block Light from the Sides of your Blinds

Are you losing sleep because of light coming through the gap in your blinds? Light leaking through the narrow space at the edge of your blinds is a common problem, and it can be very frustrating. Unfortunately our bodies are programmed to respond to light, so just the smallest amount will send signals to our brain and we will wake up. This can make life difficult, especially in summer when the days are longer. The main cause is that the blinds aren’t correctly sized and don’t fit the window properly. Luckily, there are ways to solve this, even if your blinds…

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What are the benefits of made to measure blinds?

The fit and finish of made-to-measure blinds are unequalled, compared to their off-the-shelf equivalents. Not to mention the satisfaction of a product tailored to meet your exact needs, and the convenience of ultra-modern options such as motorisation. The choices really are exhaustive, and once you get your blinds just right, only a house move will part you from them. Perfect Size and Fit It’s a common myth that windows are fitted in standard sizes. Even today, modern builds are typically a custom fit and this means that the measurements of off-the-shelf blinds are made up of average window dimensions. If the…

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How should I fit my blinds: inside or outside the window recess?

It can be particularly difficult to decide whether to fit your blinds inside or outside the recess, especially when you’re replacing a curtain with a brand new blind. What can make it easier is a straightforward guide that weighs up the advantages and disadvantages of both ways of fitting a blind. Whichever you choose, chances are you will be thrilled by your new blind and the benefits it has to offer inside or outside of the recess. To help make the decision, here are our thoughts on the subject that are informed by decades of experience fitting every style of blind….

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7 Benefits Of Electric Blinds & Why You Should Get Them In 2019

Electric blinds are known to add a premium feel to the home, and the practicalities and scope for relaxation are unparalleled. But what other benefits of electric blinds ownership have you overlooked? Let’s find out.   #1 Accessibility If you are shopping for a loved one with mobility issues in mind, motorised blinds represent the most comfortable way to bring instant light or shade to a room. The handy remotes are ergonomically designed, too, so they are easy to grip and simple to operate.   #2 Cover High Windows Conservatories and skylights are beloved by homeowners who enjoy a light and…

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Window blinds can increase home security

The windows in your home are the first port of call for many opportunistic burglars. Like a shop window, a domestic window without closed blinds is open to viewing, and can display the interior of your home to anyone. Downstairs windows are more prone to this weakness, but higher windows should also be covered. As well as the material benefit of protecting your home, closing blinds whenever you are out will avoid the emotional stress of a break-in. Drawing your blinds takes seconds and can be added to your daily routine. Here are the security advantages you might not have thought…

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Best Blinds to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

Winter is right around the corner, and it’s only going to get colder from here on out. The festive season can prove too much for the unprepared, and you might find yourself relying on the hot water bottle, extra blankets and heating turned to the max in order to stay warm. These might help in the short term, but you have to keep that heat from escaping if you want a comfortable and cosy home this winter – without increasing your heating bills. Your window dressings can have a huge influence on the temperature levels in your home, with some blinds…

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Best Blinds For Your Conservatory

Your conservatory has the potential to be the most luxurious and attractive room in your home, and one of the most important considerations to make when decorating your conservatory is figuring out exactly which blinds will suit it best. No matter how you use your conservatory, blinds are a must; they can really set the tone of the room and there is much more space to install them than in other rooms around the house. Because of this, it can be tough to find the ideal conservatory blinds, so we’ve put together this look at some different styles of blinds to…

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