Can Blinds Reduce Noise?
11th January 2019
If you live on a busy road or just want to muffle sound in street-facing rooms, some window coverings can actually help to reduce noise. Now, although they won’t completely soundproof your rooms, they can make a noticeable improvement and help to achieve a more peaceful home. Take a look below at some of the top choices of window coverings for reducing noise. The 4 Best Sound Absorbing Blinds: Honeycomb blinds The best blinds for soundproofing are also the best option for insulating: duette blinds. It is their unique honeycomb pocket structure which aids both insulation and soundproofing. The…
Which Blinds Are The Best For Winter?
12th December 2018
With winter underway, you are probably feeling the cold and cranking the heating up. However, with a considerable amount of heat lost through your windows, you could be spending unnecessary amounts on your bills. Whilst thicker glazing will help reduce heat loss and draughts, a less expensive alternative which can still make a positive contribution is new, energy efficient blinds. Let’s take a look at some of the best kinds of blind for keeping warm in winter. Romans Roman blinds are a stylish option and also a popular choice for keeping a room cosy. Romans are available in a variety…
Blinds vs Curtains: Which is Best?
30th November 2018
If you are looking to refresh your window coverings, you will be faced with the tricky decision on whether to choose blinds or curtains. Both options will offer you increased privacy, light control and can enhance the aesthetics of your room. Often, the choice between the two will come down to personal preference. However, there are some distinct differences between curtains and blinds which can help you make a decision, and which we’ll explore in this article. Style The difference in aesthetics between curtains and blinds is often the biggest influence when it comes to making your selection. Generally…
How Does Artificial Light Affect Our Bodies?
31st October 2018
The positive effects of being out in nature with fresh air and natural light are widely reported, but with most of us working indoors during the week, more and more people spend their time under artificial lights. So, what are the effects of artificial light on the human body? In this article, we’ll look at some of the research. Light and our body clock Our bodies rely on an internal body clock to regulate our days – this is also known as our circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm keeps us roughly in line with a 24 hour day but, although…
Shutters Vs Blinds: A Complete Guide
12th September 2018
If you are looking for new, stylish window coverings for your home and have already decided you don’t want to opt for curtains, blinds and shutters are both great options. Many people don’t quite realise the variety available with blinds and even more, don’t realise shutters are also a viable choice. To help you understand the options open to you and your home, we’ll be looking at some of the features of blinds and shutters and comparing the two. Control Both shutters and blinds can offer excellent light control and privacy. With the slat design of shutters, Venetian blinds and…
The Benefits of Independent Blinds Suppliers
12th August 2018
How Do Independent Blinds Suppliers Compare To Big Companies? If you have decided that your home needs some sprucing up in the form of some stylish, fresh, new blinds then you will likely be thinking – where should I start my search? When it comes to finding and buying blinds, you have a few options: megastores, online or local independent suppliers. In this article, we’ll be seeing how these options compare as well as considering the benefits of choosing a local independent blind supplier. Customer Service Customer service can make your buying experience pleasant and simple or frustrating and long-winded….
What Are The Benefits Of Electric Blinds?
13th July 2018
For the most convenient and energy efficient window coverings, electric blinds are the ideal solution. Despite this type of blind becoming more and more popular, many people still discount it without understanding its benefits, thinking it is an extravagance rather than a highly practical addition to the home. To help you find out more about this versatile blind and decide whether it’s for you, we’ve put together the top five advantages of electric blinds. Why Purchase Motorised Blinds? 1. Convenient Probably the most lauded benefit of electric blinds is the superior convenience they offer. Motorised blinds allow you to open…
How To Control Your Home’s Temperature With Blinds
11th June 2018
Keeping your house at a pleasant temperature throughout all seasons is vital for staying comfortable. However, achieving a cool living space in summer and a cosy one in winter can be harder than it first appears. What’s more, with different rooms in your home facing different directions, you can easily find that a south facing bedroom stays warm and sunny whereas a north facing living room is always on the cool side. Windows are a large source of heat gain and loss in the home. However, by choosing the right window coverings, you can greatly improve your control of temperature and…
How To Match Your Blinds To Your Interior Design
23rd May 2018
Whether you’ve just moved into a new house or you want to spruce up your current home, decorating is a fun opportunity to express your style. There are countless interior design styles, all of which can be presented differently to reflect individual tastes and which will create a different ambience in your home. Although you may think that blinds are first and foremost a practicality, they can be used to enhance your room’s style as much as any other fixture or furniture. Blinds come in many different types, designs and fabrics, and so finding one to complement your interiors couldn’t be…
How To Clean and Maintain Your Blinds
20th April 2018
To ensure your blinds look their best and continue to enhance the aesthetics of your room, it is important that you carry out good upkeep. Customers often want to know how they should look after their new blinds and what cleaning techniques to use since these items aren’t the simplest to clean. However, with regular dusting and deep cleans as-and-when necessary, you can ensure your blinds stay looking good as new. Read on for our tried and tested advice and a few handy tricks for easy blinds cleaning. How To Clean Aluminium and Faux Wood Blinds These materials are quite…