Drapes vs Blinds vs Curtains
Prior to choosing a new window dressing for your home or business, you will need to establish whether drapes, blinds or curtains best suit your requirements. As such, the experts here at Angel Blinds have put together this article comparing each, so you can decide which fits with your needs, taste and budget. What are the benefits of blinds? With an extensive range of blinds available, you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding on a fabric, colour or pattern. Delivering on both performance and style, blinds can instantly transform the look of any room, whilst improving the functionality of the room….Continue reading
2016 Colour Design Trends: Blinds and Shutters
If you’re setting up home for the first time, or you’re sprucing up an old room to give it a more contemporary feel, you’ll no doubt be contemplating what textures and colours complement one another. However, something that is practical might not necessarily be modern or on-trend this year. Each year, Angel Blinds and Shutters look ahead to the upcoming design trends for blinds and shutters, so you can see what colours and design are ‘in’ for 2016. Wood effect The natural texture of wood is not only stylish, but elegant too. Guaranteed to accompany a whole array of different…Continue reading
Which Blinds are Best for Privacy?
Although blinds have various uses within the home, there is one primary function that stands out above all the others and is the main reason why we need to purchase blinds: for privacy. Whether your house backs onto a main road, is overlooked by other houses or you simply need your privacy for when the daylight fades, we all have a need for blinds to shelter us from the outdoors. From Venetian to faux wood and roller, ultimately, all different blind styles offer privacy, however some will provide more privacy than others due to the type of material they are made…Continue reading
Pairing Blinds and Curtains – which blinds should I buy?
Whether you already have blinds and are considering curtains as well, or you have curtains and are considering introducing blinds, the two can work well together to create the perfect window dressing solution for different rooms in the house. Each with their own attributes, if the right combination is paired together then pairing blinds and curtains can complement one another beautifully and put the final finishing touches to a room. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why they work so well together and some of the style combinations we recommend. Practicalities Sometimes curtains just aren’t enough on their…Continue reading
How to Maintain your Wooden Plantation Shutters
Wooden plantation shutters can be fitted for either decorative or functional reasons, but either way, the majority of homeowners want them to look the best they can possibly look at all times. If you don’t keep on top of cleaning them, they can soon lose their beauty and charm that once attracted you to them in the first place. Wooden shutters unfortunately do tend to collect more dirt than other types of shutter, such as faux wood or PVC shutters, so you will find that you have to them more frequently. However, if painted to a high standard, wooden plantation…Continue reading
Vertical Blinds – still a popular and practical option for your home
Vertical blinds still remain one of the most popular yet practical blind solutions in the home. They offer the ultimate in style and function with the utmost practicality too, giving you an all-round excellent blind for your windows, regardless of which room you may need them for. Modern living Many modern properties and new builds now have large areas of glass (i.e bi-folding doors, patio/French doors, large windows etc.) that are not only visually pleasing to look at but they also encourage the flow of natural light; cleverly creating the illusion of more space. However, although there are many benefits to…Continue reading
Made to Measure Blinds for Unusually Shaped Windows
Different shaped windows, such as arched and curved, offer originality and can really make a property stand out from the rest. However, when it comes to finding blinds to fit these unusual shaped windows, it can be tricky knowing which style to opt for in order to get full coverage and privacy when needed. The team at Angel Blinds are going to talk through the blind styles we recommend for your awkwardly shaped windows, so you don’t have to worry about ill-fitting blinds spoiling your windows beautiful appearance. Pleated blinds If the majority of the window is a rectangular shape, then…Continue reading
Lining Options for Made to Measure Roman Blinds
Roman blinds are an extremely popular blind style for many homeowners as they offer similar aesthetics to curtains but with the simple functionality of a blind. With made to measure Roman blinds, they can even be tailored to meet your exact needs. This includes the addition of an extra lining that is tightly woven to create a thicker blind that can be advantageous in many different ways. Linings can be added to the back of your existing blinds, so if you love your Roman blinds as they are and don’t want to trade them in for a blind that already has…Continue reading
Buying Advice: Which blinds are easy to maintain?
Window blinds are ideal for many homeowners. They are a modern and practical alternative to curtains and come in a whole range of different styles, from faux wood to the simple roller blind. If you’re in the middle of choosing the right window dressing option for your home, then it’s best to write down your list of requirements as this will help you make your mind up as to which style is right for you and the room. One important requirement for many is for a blind that is easy to maintain. Taking this into consideration, we’ve come up with some…Continue reading
Blind Options for Bi-folding Doors
Bi-folding doors are becoming increasingly popular, especially amongst contemporary home renovations, whether that’s in the kitchen or any other type of living space. This desirable door opens your home up to the outdoors with uninterrupted views, which mostly tend to be of the surrounding garden. You should be careful not to cover up the doors beautiful simplicity and sleekness with busy looking and fussy blinds, or similarly large and thick curtains. A bi-folding door consists of perfectly formed, clean lines that need equally as perfect fitting blinds to complete the look, whilst allowing you privacy in your own home when you…Continue reading
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