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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Which Blinds Are Best For Each Room?

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The home has different rooms for a reason, as they are all used for different functionalities and during different times of the day. They all serve an important use, which is why they need to be decorated accordingly. Blinds come in a variety of styles and designs for this very reason, as different blinds offer qualities that suit various rooms. So, which type of blinds work best for each room?   What Are The Best Blinds For A Bathroom? The bathroom obviously needs blinds that are resistant to water, as well as privacy from the outside world whilst you are washing…

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How To Take Down Your Window Blinds

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When decorating or having a deep clean of your home, you may need to remove your blinds in order to make a good job of it and not cause any damage. Depending on the blind, there may be a different way in which you remove and reinstall the blind – but each method is as easy as the next.   How To Take Down Roller Blinds Roller blinds are a staple in many homes, offering total privacy and light control with little to no maintenance throughout the years. They can be paired with a variety of styles, from minimalist living rooms…

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The Best Blinds For Bifold/French Doors

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Bifold and french doors are becoming increasingly popular in many homes, but many people struggle to know what to dress them with. You want to choose blinds that complement your home and remain durable over many years. With so many different types of blinds available, it can be hard to know which best suit your needs. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of the best blinds for your bifold and french doors to help make your choice that little bit easier.   The Best Blinds For BiFold Doors/French Doors:   1. Roman Blinds Roman blinds are an obvious choice for…

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The Best Blinds For Bay Windows

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Much of the British population lives in Victorian houses, as they were built to last and have never gone out of fashion. Their beautiful stained glass doorways, coloured brickwork, and bay windows make them popular with buyers. If you own a home with bay windows, you may be wondering how to complement your bay windows with your blinds effectively. There are many different variations of bay windows, from angled bay to bow bay windows. Due to the different types of bay windows, it’s important to bespoke-make your blinds so they will fit perfectly and open without getting caught on anything.   The Best…

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How To Make Sure Your Window Blinds Are Child-Safe

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Many parents, even the most conscientious mums and dads, often fail to realise the dangers of corded blinds. A study showed that in the last 25 years, there have been 17,000 cases of children being injured by blinds – as well as 300 cases resulting in death. Surprisingly, it took until 2014 for detailed requirements and compulsory warnings to be implemented on blind products across the UK. Blinds must now have no accessible cords or must be supplied with child safety devices to be fitted by whoever installs them. Being a family-run business, we know how important the safety of your…

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Can Blinds Reduce Noise?

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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…

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Which Blinds Are The Best For Winter?

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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…

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