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30 Sep

Everyone needs their own space and if you are fortunate to have enough room for that luxury, then use it well and appreciate it.

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Design your decor for You

And this is an ideal opportunity to really theme the room towards its intended use. For a very informal decor, minimal curtain treatments such as light voile curtains will set the scene for a relaxing mood as they gently waft in the breeze through an open door or window whilst also allowing for maximum light. Heavy full length curtains will not give the casual look just by virtue of the fact that they will not fall in sufficiently soft folds. You will of course have to arrange some kind of secondary window treatment such as roman blinds or roller blinds for shading to protect your furniture and soft furnishing fabrics from the sun and to give privacy at night. A light weight plastic curtain track such as the Integra Plastic Curtain Track is ideal for this kind of situation.

Plastic curtain tracks are available in many shapes and sizes. Some tracks are supplied with their curtain hooks included as part of the glider mechanism and some are customized so you can buy in kit form exactly what you require.

Plastic runners and gliders produce a smooth, quiet travel for the curtains on the curtain track. This type of curtain track is extremely versatile as plastic can be extruded into practically any shape or form. The track fixing position can be ceiling or wall fixed. Plastic can be easily bent by hand, so certain types of plastic track can be used as bay window track, being forward or reverse bent, easily trimmed, or joined for extra wide windows.

Basically your colour scheme is the single most challenging part of designing a themed room – the style, mood and perceived temperature is all affected by your choice of colouring. Colour is a powerful tool for the transformation of light and space, but without any understanding can result in the faint hearted reaching for the tin of Magnolia paint or alternatively a decorative disaster.

Light or lack of light plays a very important roll as to whether you can use a dark colouring for your décor as light is absorbed as it strikes an object, so using dark colours in a gloomy room will only compound the problem. The mellowest of schemes will need a touch of vibrancy to give it life whilst a dramatic scheme will need an element of calm or it will overwhelm you.

This collage of different coloured room interiors simply shows the effects of the different colours in a decor.

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Different colours impact in Different ways on your Decor

Living in harmony with nature is always a sure way to create a mellow setting, so introduce as many natural finishes as you can. Wood weave blinds or many of the wood, leather or suede effect Roman or Roller Blinds are a good medium to work with for a natural finish. Lots of plants and the odd flower arrangement will also create a pleasing, relaxed setting.

To draw attention to a particular object in your decor such as a work of art or a collection of glassware, selecting a blind in a matching colour will accent the objet d’art highlighting its colours, ensuring it remains the focal point of the room. Alternatively pale coloured window blinds increase the feeling of space, blending with neutral wall coverings, furniture and flooring.

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Living With Red

7 May

The Living Room is where most people spend a lot of their waking leisure time so the overall theme should be restful. It has long been recognised that colour has a direct effect on our emotions, so whatever the colour you have based your decor around, whether warm or cool, try to use harmonious shades from the colour wheel as the complimentary hues.

A living room that has red as the main colour theme or even the just the window treatments will tend to be lively and active, so will need to be toned down to achieve a calm atmosphere. Red curtains will need a striking curtain pole to be equally dramatic or the pole will pale into oblivion. Brass or gold effect  Metal Curtain Poles look especially inviting with red colourings , a combination which is sure to attract attention.


The red roman blinds accentuate the powerful impact of the red settee – pure red having a tendency to advance into the room. This works successfully in this particular instance as the room has generous dimensions and the walls and flooring are from the earth tones colour spectrum which will neutralise somewhat the boldness of the decor.


The Trinity Red Roman blind will introduce an exotic note to a room as well as being highly functional. A Roman blind can be fitted inside or outside the window opening, the neat fit creating a protective, intimate note as the whole of the window area will be covered, blocking the outside world from entering your territory. The slightly textured effect of the fabric adds a touch of distinction, enabling the blind to happily fit into most styles whether the room is formal or informal. Bay windows will look particularly attractive dressed with Roman blinds which will also allow dressed curtains to be fitted either side of the window opening for extra effect.

A particularly bold window treatment can be stunning, but will only work if it balances with the rest of the decor, so before going overboard on the bright red, consider the rest of the room and whether it has other features that you may well wish to be the focal point – a room based around exotic influences will always look great accompanied with red.

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17 Harefield Road
Middleton on sea
West Sussex
PO22 6EE
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