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Winter colours – ideal for curtains and blinds

30 Apr
black blinds and cushions are very modern

Black and Cream is the Ultimate Chic Look

Black is of course the colour most synonymous with winter, but it will need the negative impact to be warmed by other deep winter colours such as red, terracotta and mauve or be neutralised by creams and soft naturals. Any of these combinations will ensure a decor with a touch of glamour, mystery and romance but too much black or any other of these deep colours will be difficult colours to live with in rooms that are in constant use which is where window blinds, curtains and cushions make a great vehicle for introducing these colours. Vertical, roller, roman and in the case of the fabulous room set below, wooden venetian blinds make a wonderful window treatment for people who like to alter their decor on a frequent basis, perhaps in time with the changing seasons.

blinds are ideal for bay windows

Deep Mauve is a very Sensual Colour twinned with Neutrals

Layered window treatments make a wonderful visual as well as practical treatment for rooms dressed to impress. Blinds, especially roller or roman can be used as the main working treatment for the window, with perhaps unlined floaty voiles as the curtain treatment in the summer which can then be replaced by more substantial lined curtains in the winter which can be pulled at night to give a feeling of security and warmth.

curtains and voiles in a layered window finish

Voile curtains or Blinds used in a Layered Window Treatment Always Makes a Stylish Statement

Black is the only colour that is not found in nature and when used in a decorative scheme, it needs to be in a room with sufficient space not to appear smaller because it is being dwarfed by a colour that can be a draining force. Cream and other soft neutrals make great partners to black and is the ideal combination for a contemporary chic decor. With so much black in a modern living room in the form of a flat screen tv, speakers etc., a decor with black accents will help to camouflage the equipment enabling you to perhaps discard the painting or mirror over the fireplace or indeed the seldomly used fireplace and make a feature of the television screen.

Deep Winter Colours Always Look Fabulous with Gold Accessories

Winter colours of deep plums, burgundy’s and mauves look fabulous with gold accessories, brass curtain poles being an idea choice to fit your curtains on if they are in any of these colours. Brass curtain poles tend to be more readily available in traditional styling as many are reproductions based on the elegant era of the Regency and Victorian times.

decorative brass curtain pole

This fabulous Galleria brass curtain pole strikes a happy medium as it encorporates the traditional colouring of a brass curtain pole with a modern eclectic finish which is achieved by the stunning studded curtain finial.

Winter nights and indeed many winter days will often be dull and dreary, so make sure you have plenty of good lighting, both mood and task lighting. Table lamps are great for creating warming pools of light which will give certain chosen areas added comfort – I hate the new light bulbs. I know we are supposed to be doing our bit for the planet, but they are so dull.

vertical blinds in bay windows

Warm Colours will Ensure a Welcoming Reception Area

Many modern office reception areas are very bright white and chrome, ideal for a trendy suite of London offices, but a warm winter colour on a feature wall twinned with a soft window treatment such as this attractive cream vertical blind will put everyone at ease – it’s not always about creating an impressive impression, it’s also about making clients feel comfortable with your company.

 

 

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Autumn Colours

19 Apr

Autumn colours are related to the fire element, they are warm colours that have black added in varying amounts – burgundy, mustard and burnt orange being classic examples.

warm coloured curtains and blinds

These Cheerful Warming Colours Make Great Curtains and Blinds

These colours look particularly striking in a modern home with wooden elements in the décor such as flooring or wooden blinds. The intensity will give character to a neutral contemporary décor with just perhaps a feature wall, a scatter rug and a few cushions.

wooden floors and window blinds

Autumn Colours will Create a Room with Character

The brilliance of these colours work most successfully in rooms used for lounging and entertaining, but avoid using bright white for your walls as they will absorb the strong colour, turning the walls a very pale peach.

Wooden Venetian blinds and Woodweave blinds suit perfectly these earthy colours.

oak effect venetian blinds

Wooden Venetian Blinds Are Available in Many Wood Effect Finishes

Countries close to the equator are not able to be influenced by the changing colours and temperatures of the seasons it’s more a question of whether it’s a wet or dry season. They do not have the wonderful long summers evenings, their daylight hours remaining more or less constant which is why their decor often uses plenty of autumn and winter colours, the powerful decorative element lightening the mood.

home accessories in bold autumn colours

A Quick Change of Suitably Coloured Artwork and Cushions Will Instantly Alter the Whole Look and Feel of a Room

I realise that by the same token, they do not have the long dark winters evenings, but brightly coloured autumn and winter décor details and good lighting, especially good task lighting, certainly helps our  winters along – imagine in days gone by when all you could do was huddle around a fire with nothing to do except try to stay warm.

Metal venetian blinds certainly give you a wide range of colours to choose from, these vivacious shades really looking at their best as the metal blades of the blind take particularly well to the paint finishes.

metal venetian blinds

Metal Venetian Blinds come in a Dazzling Array of Colours

Brass and bronze effect curtain poles balance well with the assertive earthy tones of the autumn colours.

Modern metal curtain poles in stainless steel and chrome are more in tune with a bright summer décor, the glass finials of this particular pole adding to the airy feel.

Roller blinds are a great and also economical way to grab attention and can easily be changed with the seasons. Just moving a few things around, altering your cushions and blind colours and perhaps some artwork will keep your décor interesting. Spring and summer colours are all about airy freshness and autumn and winter colours are all about cosy comfort.

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Customise Your Roller Blinds

2 Jan

Roller blinds have evolved into a window treatment that can be incredibly sophisticated or plain and simple. There are many choices of finishes, pulls and pole inserts to choose from which include; wood blinds, wooden venetian blinds and a number of other popular alternatives.

Inserts for roller blinds

Complement your Curtain Poles

If your roller blind is to be used in a room that has perhaps a bay window or a patio door where using a roller blind may not be ideal and you have opted for curtains, then you can co-ordinate your poles by selecting a roller blind that requires a pole insert  such as the Brushed Brass pole which then can be complimented with a metal curtain pole for the curtains such as the Rolls Neo Stud pole.

brass curtain pole

Metal Curtains Poles to Compliment the Roller Blind Pole Inserts

There are also a wonderful selection of blind pulls to choose from, adding a chic finish to the bottom of the roller blind.

pulls-for-roller-blinds

Finish your Roller blind to Perfection

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Poles and Blinds: Relaxed Modern Look

9 Dec
modern window blind

Wood Can Form the Basis for a Striking Scheme

This style of decor is an informal aspect of a modern style. Contemporary living does not have to be stark and clinical.  This look has a pleasing, comfortable feel which is often synonymous with a slightly rustic look.

Roller blinds and Roman blinds in soft greens and golds will match well with pine furniture and wooden flooring. Wooden curtain poles are also perfect for a relaxed modern look, metal curtain poles unless they are traditional brass or wrought iron will always look very contemporary due to their late arrival on the interiors scene. Wooden venetian blinds will suit any colour scheme and look equally attractive from the inside as well as the outside.

informal curtain headings

Florals Always Ensure a Softness

Floral fabrics will always have an enduring appeal that transcends fashion trends. There is currently a floral renaissance but with a modern element. The vintage looking florals will always create a perfect country cottage look, not what is required for a modern look.

Simple curtain headings such as double pinch pleat or pencil pleat headings will suit this style of decor rather than the more formal look of a triple pinch pleat heading and remember that while buying and arranging the finishing touches to the room are the really fun part,  as someone famous, but I cannot remember who it was once said, ” be careful not to over egg the pudding”.  Clutter is not synonymous with a modern decor.

In modern interior design a tablescape is now well recognised. It is the clever grouping of unrelated objects combined harmoniously into one visually pleasing display, but make sure they are items that you like and perhaps need in the room or the end result will create the feeling of living in a property developer’s show home.

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Curtain Poles, Window Blinds & Accessories
17 Harefield Road
Middleton on sea
West Sussex
PO22 6EE

Tel: 0845 4650101
International Calls: 00441243 586660

Email: info@polesandblinds.com

A Touch Of Red Maybe All It Takes

8 May

MAKING A STATEMENT

The natural beauty of this view  will obviously be the focus of the room so keep the decor minimal, but don’t leave it bland – the red chair is something individual, adding a personal touch but leaving the view to do the talking.

These fabulous Resina Advent curtain poles will give you the best of both, a hard-wearing curtain pole with the latest in innovative design and a splash to colour to accent the decor.

ECLECTIC METAL CURTAIN POLE

Window treatments historically are the most important element of decoration, often being the most expensive decorative feature in the room. This fabulous 25mm stainless steel and glass creation, available in four colourways, will impart a real fashion statement in a modern scheme, particularly with the matching detail on the wall brackets. Matching curtain holdbacks are available as an optional extra.

AMAZING FINISH FOR A DISTINCTIVE DECOR

The stunning glass disc finials are kiln formed by glass artists who have cleverly fused Dichroic particles into molten glass which give a stunning jewel like effect as the trapped bubbles and particles sparkle to escape. Chrome and steel curtain poles normally air on the side of  modern, leaving brass and wrought iron curtain poles to dress the curtains in a more traditional setting.

Curtain Poles and Blinds

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Polesandblinds.com Ltd.
17 Harefield Road
Middleton on sea
West Sussex
PO22 6EE
National Calls: 0845 4650101

International Calls: 00441243 586660

Email: info@polesandblinds.com

The Art of Interior Design

23 Mar roman blinds in a bay window

It is easy to become obsessed with space, light and indeed your whole decor, and move away from your home being that special place where you and your family can particularly feel relaxed, nurtured and protected – the art of good interior design is to configure your ideas to fit with your lifestyle particularly in your living room, which is after all the place where you and your family will spend most of your leisure time in the home.

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