The 2021 guide to outdoor blinds and awnings

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Over the last year, we’ve all been looking to make more of our outdoor space. Whether that’s in the garden, on the patio or kerbside, having a place to mingle outside has never been so important. But when you’re meeting up with family in the garden, or having a safe outdoor meal with a friend, it’s always better when you have the protection and shelter of outdoor shading, in the form of awnings, canopies or even a full outdoor living pod. These are the items that allow us to make our outdoor space accessible and comfortable, whatever the weather. It’s no…

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Energy saving, eco friendly and sustainable blinds

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Having an energy efficient or green home is becoming a big factor in people’s choices about their interior decor and design. So when it comes to window coverings, energy efficiency and sustainability is a big trend for blinds and curtains in 2021. So how can your window shades help you reduce your carbon footprint? And what are the best options if you want to make the eco friendly choice?   How to choose eco friendly blinds There are few different considerations when you’re looking to stay green with your choice of window covering. One option is to look for energy efficiency….

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Vertical vs horizontal blinds – what’s the difference?

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Horizontal and vertical blinds are two classic styles that are known for their versatility, light control and for privacy.  They’re regularly featured as some of the most popular blinds styles. But how do you decide which is going to be better for you? In this article we’ll talk about all the pros and cons of horizontal v vertical blinds and help you make the right choice for your windows at home, or at work.   Vertical window blinds – the facts Vertical window blinds are louvred blinds with slats that run vertically. This is why they’re sometimes known as vertical venetian…

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Louvre blinds – everything you need to know

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Louvre blinds are a blind style you’ve definitely come across before – although you may not know it!  Louvre, or louver blinds are in fact some of the most well known blind styles available, and are a popular choice for homes and businesses across the UK.   What are louvre blinds? Louvre blinds are simply blinds with slats. These slats are most commonly horizontal, but also can be vertical and they come in a huge variety of different materials and styles. That means that all vertical and venetian blinds are in fact, louvre blinds. You can also get louvre shutters –…

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What’s the difference? Real wood vs faux wood shutters

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Window shutters give your home an incredible finish, but it can be difficult to decide what kind of shutters are going to be right for you. One of the biggest decisions to make is whether you want real wood or faux wood shutters. And even then, there are a lot of different alternatives, from plastic shutters to mdf shutters. Each different type of interior shutter has its own list of pros and cons, from how much they cost, to how durable they are – and of course, the finished look.  So in this article, we’ll look at all the different types…

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How to choose the best blackout blinds

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Picking the right blackout blinds for your home can be a difficult choice. There are so many different options to choose from, and so many different styles to consider. This guide will help you understand all the different types of blackout blinds, how effective they are, and what other benefits there might be to having blackout shades in your home. We’re going to talk about: What are blackout blinds? Why do I need blackout blinds? How effective are blackout blinds? Which blinds are best for blackout? Blackout blinds and curtains Blackout shutter blinds Are blackout blinds eco friendly? What blackout blinds…

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The best blinds for sliding glass doors and patio windows

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When you’re looking for curtain and blind ideas for patio doors, it’s easy to get lost in all the different options available to you. But this handy guide helps you work out what type of shades will work best for your windows and doors.   Roller blinds for large patio doors If you’re looking for roll down blinds for french doors, your classic roller blind can be a great option. Roller blinds are one of the most customisable styles of blind, they come in a huge variety of patterns, materials and colours, and you can even include features like blackout fabric…

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Shutters or blinds, which is better?

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When you’re trying to find the perfect shades for your home, blinds and shutters are two of the most popular types of window treatment you can find. But which one is right for you? In this guide, we’ll talk about the benefits of window shutters and blinds as well as the negatives, looking at all the key details that might matter to you, including: Shutters vs blinds: the basics Cost of shutters vs blinds Are blinds or shutters better for blackout? Are shutters or blinds easier to install? Blinds or shutters for shaped windows? Best rooms for shutters and blinds Wooden…

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Blind Style Guide: The best blinds for 2021

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It’s safe to say that 2020 has seen a lot of people take a renewed interest in their home decor. As so many of us spend so much more time at home, we’re really appreciating how important it is to have a beautiful space to enjoy. So if you’ve been doing some decorating and are looking for the latest kinds of shading for your home, you might be asking yourself “what type of blinds will be in style in 2021?”. That’s why we’ve put together this Blind Style Guide for 2021, which talks about all the upcoming trends in shades, shutters…

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How To Clean Window Shutters

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If you want your window shutters to remain sparkling clean, you’ll need to tend to them regularly. Luckily, window shutters are easy to maintain; a simple cleaning routine will keep them looking good as new. This article is going to provide all the advice you need to ensure your shutters continue to look good for years to come.   How To Clean Wooden Shutters For real wood or faux wooden shutters, use the following tips: 1. Tilt down all the slats and dust away using a downward stroke. 2. For the best possible results, use a duster made of lambswool or…

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