Archive for the 'Blinds' Category

How to hang cellular shades - inside mount

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Cellular shades can add warmth, style and privacy to any bathroom.  The top-down-bottom-up option is a fantastic way to let light into a bathroom, no matter how small it may be, but still maintain privacy when needed.  Shades can be ordered in almost any colour in order to complement the existing fixtures you have, or […]

Vertical blinds add sophistication

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Versatile, practical and chic, vertical blinds are an excellent choice for every room in your home. Extremely useful, vertical window blinds come in a wide variety of colours, materials and patterns. Matching any décor is a breeze. Features include swivelling panels to allow in as much or as little ambient light as you like. Draws […]

Best bathroom blinds

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Homeowners choosing bathroom blinds will need to consider two major points: practicality and privacy. Privacy is ensured with window blinds, and the addition of blackout liners provides total privacy. Moisture resistance and ease of care are two important practical qualities to look for in bathroom blinds. Several excellent choices are available, offering homeowners versatile, elegant […]

Choosing window coverings for the conservatory

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Most people add on a conservatory in the hope of gaining extra living space.  However, with the bright, open space comes heat in summer and cold in winter.  The lovely grand windows that bring in the light also allow too much energy and heat to escape.  The extra space can provide a great place for […]

Blinds since Georgian times

Friday, April 13th, 2012

During the Georgian period, most window coverings were interior or exterior shutters.  Constructed in wood, they were typically fastened with a wooden bar placed across the two closed shutters, held in place by wooden hooks.  In mid the 19th century, the Venetian blind came into common use in office building.  They were made from lightweight, […]

Which Curtains and Blinds Offer the Best Insulation?

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Windows can be a source of heat loss in the winter. Choosing the right curtains and blinds can help to insulate the home, reducing heat loss and energy bills. Although all curtains and blinds provide a degree of insulation, some are more effective than others. Heavy curtains and those with thermal linings work best at […]

Commercial Blinds

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Blinds are popular for covering windows to obtain privacy, to keep heat in or out and to add a stylish look to a home. However, they are not just fitted within the home environment. Many offices also use blinds at the windows, and this article offers information about commercial blinds. When choosing blinds for an […]

How to Ensure 100% Blackout Curtains and Blinds

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

When you are buying new curtains and blinds it is important to consider how well you need them to block out the light. If they are for a bedroom, particularly a child or baby’s room, then you may need to be able to create complete darkness even in the middle of the day. This is […]

How to Clean VELUX Blinds

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

VELUX blinds are designed for roof windows so they do not tend to get as dirty as other blinds around the house but they will require cleaning at some point.  The following tips should help you with the cleaning process. VELUX venetian blinds which use aluminium slats require only simple cleaning.  Wipe them with a damp […]

How Curtains and Blinds Have Developed Through the Ages

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Fashions in curtains and blinds have come and gone over the years, from heavy pelmets to fancy swags and tassels, from ruched silk to metal venetian blinds, and from headers with French pleats to eyelets or tab tops. A glance at any book about interior design and soft furnishings will give a fascinating insight into […]