Shutters for My Home: Which Material Is Best?
As the first window dressing choice for light control, privacy and insulation in the home, shutters are becoming ever-popular in the UK. Associated with Mediterranean allure, they are sought for their style as well as their practicality. Wood, faux wood, and PVC/vinyl are the three main materials that your bespoke shutters could be created from, each with their own pros and cons. Every customer has different needs and budgets, which is why it’s important to consider all your options before making a final choice. In this article, we will help you decide which material is best for your shutters and examine…Continue reading
How to Lighten a Dark Room
Natural light is proven to have many benefits to your health and without it, we would soon start to feel groggy, tired and stressed. However, there can be places in the home that are a little on the dark side, whether it’s because it’s winter and daylight hours are limited, or it could be due to a dark interior design, a small room or a north/south facing house. Either way, these rooms could probably benefit from being spruced up, whether you’re physically letting more light into the room, or redecorating to give it a light and fresh feel. So let’s take…Continue reading
Which Blinds Should I Buy for Wet Areas?
With so many different blind styles to choose from, you don’t have to worry about finding the right kind for your room. However, what you do have to be aware of is finding the right style of blind that is suitable in terms of functionality and practicality, so it will last you a long time. When it comes to rooms that easily get wet or are prone to damp, such as bathrooms and even kitchens to a certain extent, it’s important to be aware of which style of blind is best suited to the sorts of conditions this room will be…Continue reading
Child Safety: What to consider when buying new blinds
In a previous article, we discussed the steps to follow to make your blinds child friendly. Keeping in line with the child safety theme, this month we’re going to look at the different types of blinds and mechanisms that are best for child safety in your home, so that your pets and children can stay safe and sound in the comfort of their home. When it comes to child safety, the most important blinds features to look out for is no operating cord or chain, or at least a concealed or tension cord system, as these pose no threat…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
Blinds Vs. Window Shutters – which should you choose?
If you’ve already decided that curtains are not for you, then you might be thinking that only leaves you with blinds. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. If you’ve discounted curtains and drapes, then your other available options include blinds and shutters. Not always an obvious choice, window shutters have a lot to offer but have their own advantages and disadvantages separate to those of blinds. So let’s take a look at the two window dressings types, so you can make the best informed decision when it comes to perfectly styling your home. Shutters Pros Timeless edition to your home that…Continue reading
Wooden vs Faux Wood Shutters
When you’re choosing shutters for your home, not only is it important to consider the aesthetics, carefully selecting the right colour and style to complement certain rooms, but it is also vital to consider other practicalities, so that you end up with a shutter that is right for you and your home. Wooden shutters are a fantastic and extremely popular choice for many homeowners, but with the choice of faux wood shutters now available (made from vinyl or other synthetic products but with the same wooden effect) it presents the deliberation; what is the difference and which would be better for me?…Continue reading
2015 Colour Design Trends: Blinds and Shutters
Colour enhances the world around us and can invigorate our senses and mood. Therefore, when we bring colour into the home, we need to know we are choosing the right one to not only complement the room but also suit our personalities. So, now that it’s the end of the year, let’s take a sneak peek at what the colour design trends are looking like for blinds and shutters next year! Muted pastels Pastel colours such as Tiffany Blue, are predicted to be very popular and stylish for 2015. As it is quite a bold colour, you could opt for a…Continue reading
Top Tips: Choosing the Perfect Bathroom Blinds
If you consider your bathroom a tranquil place you can retreat to for some peace and quiet, to escape from the fast pace of modern life, then you need an interior to encourage and support this. Choosing the perfect bathroom blinds can be tricky, and you don’t want to take a stab in the dark and end up having to replace them after only a few months. That’s why the team here at Angel Blinds and Shutters are going to share with you our expert opinion when it comes to selecting the ideal bathroom blinds. Although achieving the right look and…Continue reading
Which Blinds are Suitable in Traditional Properties?
For property owners, it can be rather tricky sometimes deciding how best to decorate windows, and with many modern styles now available, there certainly is plenty to choose from. But for those of you who own traditional properties, you may want to choose soft furnishings that enhance and preserve their original features, and there are particular blind styles that do exactly this. So, the team here at Angel Blinds and Shutters have come up with some different styles that can complement your traditional property’s windows, whether it’s bay windows from the Victorian era, or side sash Edwardian-style windows. Warming Roman Blinds…Continue reading
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