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Summer Colours

10 Apr

This blog will give you a few guidelines on colours and fabrics for blinds, curtains and bedding in Summer Colours that will help you to capture the essence of the English style.

Basically there are three types of summer decors.


english summer decor

Clean Bright Colours on a Fresh White Background

We along with other higher vertebrates and the odd rather strange additional creatures such as tortoises and octopus, see the full spectrum of colour which is why it is so important to make full use of this when considering your colour choices for your home and if you are going floral, then don’t be shy about it.

Florals in bright colours are of course the most obvious for a summer style decor, but just because it has flowers on it, that does not make it necessarily the right choice. Large random floral prints are fine, but complex diagonals particularly in several different colours are too busy on the eye particularly for the main living or bedroom areas of the house where a nice calm and relaxed feeling is required.

Stripes in co-ordinating colours make a perfect partner and will unite the colours without overwhelming the room. A great way to introduce a small amount of stripe is by making it a feature of the window treatment.

calm a bold floral design with a striped blind

Striped Blinds Will Knock-Back a Heavy Floral Design

Our natural response when deciding on a scheme is to think that the larger the space the larger the pattern and vice versa, but often using a large pattern in a small area will give a feeling of grandeur, but will need a calming influence, roman or roller blinds particularly in a bedroom providing the perfect solution, especially as many of these blinds are available as blackout blinds.

striped roller blind

Roller and Roman Blinds Look Particularly Outstanding in a Striped Fabric.

Green and Blue

Green is a colour that creates an atmosphere of restful calm and apparently we see many more tones of green than any other colour, perhaps evolving from when we were forest dwellers and blue of course is the colour of the sea and hopefully the summers sky. Greens and blues together make a stunning combination beautifully depicted in nature by the colour combinations in a peacocks tail. They both will bring about a different visual effect as generally blues recede and greens are drawn towards you.

My choice would be to go for blue as the dominant colour for this very reason as it will give a feeling of space  and of course turquoise makes a great compromise or partner for both colours.

turquoise makes a particularly attractive summer colour for bedrooms

Turquoise Mixed with Bright Summer Colours Makes the Perfect Combination Especially For Bedrooms

Although pine coloured curtain poles are the obvious choice for a country look, I think that white or cream poles compliment the fresh look of a summer decor. Natural wood coloured curtain poles I think are more in akin to Autumn and Winter Decors.

The Speedy Wooden Curtain Pole makes a very economical curtain pole option and is available in a choice of 5 colours.

white wooden curtain pole

Speedy White Wooden Curtain Pole

speedy cream curtain pole

These charming curtain poles are simplicity itself, but if you want to make a bit more of a feature of the curtain pole with a hint of nostalgia then luxury wooden curtain poles such as made by Byron and Byron are available with authentic colour washes.

hand finished wooden curtain poles

Hand Finished White Washed Curtain Poles

cream washed curtain poles

Hand Finished Cream Washed Wooden Curtain Poles

Shades of greens used in the home will help to try to neutralise areas such as busy family living rooms. Green is known to relax people which is where the term “The Green Room” comes from in the theatre, the room where performers wait before they go onto the stage and need their nerves steadied perhaps. I bet a lot of these rooms are no longer green, but an interesting fact.

Light natural blinds and curtains look best with green walls

This Fabulous Room Set will need Soft Neutral Blinds or Curtains to blend the Furniture with the Soft Furnishings

Bright green even if only for the window treatments will look particularly attractive in urban homes by helping to keep the relaxing connection with nature.

roller blind in green

Green is Extremely Versatile Being the Perfect Colour to Introduce a Feeling of Country Living even in an Urban Home and Don't Forget To Include Plenty of Plants



When we dream of holidays, for most of us, it’s the yellow sun and sand and the blue of the sea and sky. Escaping the greys of the town and indeed often our skys will have a profound effect on our wellbeing. A country walk will be nearly as uplifting as a new brightly coloured blind, both subconsciously introducing a feeling of peace, but the blind will have a more lasting effect as it will hopefully grace your home for a long time.

striped roller blinds

Take Your Sunny Summer Day at the Beach Home with you with this Fun Roller Blind

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BLACK – Not to be Afraid of

27 Jan
black curtains and cushions

Black and Cream With the Midas Touch - Gold

Black has scary connotations, death, the devil and the night – however in interior design in Asian decor it was thought to bring good luck to the occupants of the house and although in the West we know it takes more than a black decor, it still looks good.

No-one in their right mind would consider an all black room, but even if it is just a black roman blind or a black curtain pole with curtains based on a black background or decorative design, black will look stunning and very chic combined with charming warm colours such as pale coral, pinks and creams or gold for the epitome of a show-off scheme and bedrooms in particular with black accents are fabulous.

Carrying the curtain fabric through to the curtain poles and bedspread or as in this case, to a bed runner and of course the cushions will keep the movement of colours flowing through.

If your curtains are interlined or even if they  just have a  decorative heading such as a pinch pleat heading, you may wish to dress them in the folds that correspond to the pleats of the heading. You will need curtain holdbacks or tie-backs to achieve this and unless you have the time or the inclination to dress them every morning, it is best to fit an additional blind, usually a roller blind or a roman blind as the secondary fitting to be the actual working part of the window treatment.

The addition of  glass tops to your furniture will not only protect it, but also the shiny reflective surface will add both glamour and light to the decor.

Chrome curtains poles are great with black curtains in a modern scheme, this Speedy metal curtain pole being particularly stunning as the black background of the finial shows through the mosaic glass fragments of the finial decoration,  mirroring the curtains to the last detail.

moden curtain finial in mirrored fragments

Carry Your Curtains through to the Curtain Pole

This very adaptable pole can also be used as a bay window curtain pole with the required corner joints, great if you have more than one window in a room, one of which being a bay window. The corner joint literally fits at one end of two poles and there you have it – a perfect right angle bend.

corner joint for bay windows

Bay Window Problems - A thing of the Past

Space is a sheer joy I think in your home – when you come in your door after a busy day at work, travelling in a crowded train or doing battle in Tescos, a decor based on white or cream with black accents will certainly help you to feel less conjested and relaxed.  Let the black colouring be the decorative detail, it´s strong enough and the white or pale cream the space maker.

Black finishing touches in a living room are stunning, but best avoided as the main upholstery colour unless you are a particularly organised person, furniture is such hard work in black and anyway you never know when a puppy or kitten may arrive. Black influenced living rooms are definately for the modern minded – a pared down interior is required, not one that is loaded with personal items. It´s now very “out of vogue” to fill the room with ornaments – a few groups of carefully selected favourite ornaments and a similarly well chosen coffee tablescape is all that´s permitted.

venetian blinds for bay windows

Metal Venetian Blinds will get you out of a Tight Corner

A black worktop in the kitchen will give depth to the units, match many of items such as the hob and oven and can easily be accesssorised by black kitchen equipment such as toasters and permissable nic nacs such as the odd olive oil bottle. Don´t forget to introduce a bit of colour even if its just a red flower.

Metal venetian blinds are ideal in a kitchen and are available in a huge range of colours, so getting your window treatment to match your chosen decor colour will not be a problem. Blinds of any description are a great way of dressing bay windows that are a combination of flat sections as each window can be fitted with an individual blind.  Also if the kitchen is a kitchen/diner, it´s good to pick out a feature colour from the curtains and match the blind accordingly.

Greater care needs to be taken with powerful primaries such as red – for lashings of red the room will need to be vast and free from any encumbrancies such as fussy curtain treatments and ornaments. More about red soon……….. in the mean time some of us are more than happy to stick to black and white.

black and white decor

Lay Back and Enjoy It

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Formal Classic Look – Choices: Curtain Poles, Fabrics & Headings

17 Nov

Fabulous Curtains are the Building Blocks for the Rest of the Decor

Getting your window treatment right is the main challenge of your new decor. Elegant curtains will transform any room, the more formal look being achieved not only by the choice of curtain fabric and curtain heading, but also by the choice of curtain pole.  To guarantee a couture feel make sure that you have enough widths in the curtains, there is nothing worse than a skimpy pair of curtains (one of the disadvantages of ready-made curtains)

Triple pinch pleats and Goblet headings have been popular as an alternative to the very decorative treatments such as Swags and Tails or Shaped Box Pelmets for quite some time now. The depth of the heading detail can be finished in various sizes, it all depends on the depth of the buckrum, but make sure that you do not choose the deep option if your ceiling or windows are low as it will visually alter the height of the room, making it feel rather small and oppressive.


A Dramatic Combination of both Colour and Styling

These fabulous triple pleat damask curtains are made from a Harlequin fabric. They do not need to be interlined as the design detailing is already raised making the fabric  too thick to be then able to be made into the pleats.

The pinch pleat and goblet curtains hang slightly below the pole so that when the curtains are open the heading will have plenty of space to fold back on itself.  This leaves the decorative detail neatly arranged together along the front of the curtains when they are open. With this in mind, make sure that your curtain pole is up to the mark as it will be almost entirely exposed.


The Reeded Curtain Pole Finish Adds to the Decadent Look

The Regency reeded curtain pole is very economically priced bearing in mind the design detailing and gilt finish.   Wooden curtain poles are often more associated with a formal window finish, although there are many metal poles especially brass curtain poles that have a traditionl feel about them.


The Curtain Finial Really Sets the Style

The Swish Minster brass curtain pole is available in three three stylish colours, although the brass colourway is more apt for a formal classic finish such as would have been favoured by the illustrious look of the Victorian and Regency era.

Silk is inherently glamorous and cannot fail to bring beauty to any window. Silk curtains make up particularly well when interlined and finished with a formal curtain heading.  The romantic appeal of silk makes it particularly fitting for a Master Bedroom, looking equally attractive when made up into matching bedspreads and cushions.


The Silk Curtains Definately Set the Mood for the Room

These fabulous silk goblet curtains have been interlined to give body to the fine silk fabric.  The shimmering cascade of fabric in a soothing yet refined turquoise pattern is the epitome of luxury and an equally delicate curtain pole such as the Integra Woodworks curtain pole would make a perfect combination.


A Hint of Gold Whispers 'GLAMOUR'

Including a Roman Blind in the window treatment will give you maximum choice for light and privacy.  If you want to exclude light completely from the room, perhaps in a bedroom, then certain Roman Blinds such as the Bellini Cream roman blind will do just that whilst blending effortlessly with the rest of the window decor. Whilst there are many types of blinds available, the Roman Blind is best suited for the classic window. They are opened by soft layers of fabric folding over eachother giving a more elegant finish than the more contemporary look of perhaps a Roller blind.


Roman Blinds add a Wonderfully Soft Finish to a Window

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Will We Ever Be Satisfied

27 Oct

The amazing choice of soft furnishing fabrics, curtain poles, blinds and wall coverings available on the market today offer many hours of tinkering on the surface with your decor without the need to tear down walls or indeed constantly be on the move.


Blending Tradition with Technology.

Our homes today are full of technology and can easily become cold and clinical without careful thought being given to the choice of colours and home accessories used. Keeping in touch with the natural elements and including them in some way in your decor will always help to maintain harmony and balance.  A white or soft neutral coloured theme makes a great starting point as   colours can be added with gay abandon or with delicate subtlety. A neutral theme has total disregard for the depth or intensity of the accompanying colours and the odd mishap can easily be rectified.

White or tonal shades of white make a great choice for certain rooms such as the main or guest bedroom having the capability of being suitable for just about every look from traditionally romantic to modern luxury, bouncing light into every corner, enhancing the feeling of space and airiness.

white bedrooms

White Makes a Stunning Backdrop for Anything

And remember that no matter how badly the day went or how uncertain you are about your tomorrows, your bed will always be your safe haven, a place to call your own for your own time and space, so make it a pleasure to be in.  Buy the best bed you can afford, after all you spend a third of your life there and do not cut corners on the decor.

White curtain poles in every shape and size are readily available as are all types of blinds. Minute hints of tonal shades of white or self coloured textures give a tempting relief for an otherwise completely white finish and likewise many white curtain poles have a glimmer of gilt to give just the merest touch of decadence.

wooden curtain pole

A Hint of Eloquence




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Blue for Tranquility-Ideal for Bedrooms

19 Jun


Blue is great as the lead colour in a bedroom  but should be accompanied by a light colour such as cream or shades of off-white. Period looking furniture often looks best in a blue bedroom as it suits the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.


Blackout blinds may be a requirement in a bedroom situation to block the early morning daylight. The mid blue Costello blackout roller blind will blend with most blue decors but as bedrooms are normally more feminine in their finish, you may well wish to also twin the blind with curtains.

The other option is to line your curtains with blackout lining. This is also very effective, but you will need a curtain pole or track that is suitable for heavy weight curtains as blackout curtains will weigh significantly more than conventional curtains.

The window finish achieved with by fitting a double curtain pole always looks special in a bedroom and the concept meets most people’s requirements for a bedroom window treatment. The first pair of curtains are normally light weight sheers or voiles for privacy during the day and adds a touch of romance. The main curtains hang from the front pole and are used at night.

The Integra Options curtain pole has it all. Great design, practicality and looks good. It can be used as a double curtain pole or a standard straight window pole. It is also extendable, making it that little bit easier to fit if the measurements do not completely coincide with your window size.


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Poles & Blinds – Red For Modern And Traditional Bedrooms

2 May

Red used in “Grown-up” bedrooms will add a sense of intimacy and romance – it will also give an otherwise plain bedroom life, depth and mood.


Strong colours such as red will appear to advance into the room so it is best kept as a dramatic accent colour against neutral walls and flooring. The curtains have been fitted behind a pelmet board on a track such as the Integra Ultraglide extendable metal curtain track.


This curtain track can be ceiling or wall fixed and is extendable, making it easy to fit at the correct length. Metal curtain tracks are stronger than plastic tracks therefore being more suitable for heavy weight curtains and the fact that these curtains are from floor to ceiling calls for a corded track for ease of handling.

Indian harem or richly decorated Arabic themed bedrooms are very sensual and exotic, but unless the rest of the decor in the home is also slightly themed, can become a bit of a folly.


Colourful walls and sumptuous fabrics in reds and golds are essential to completing this design style and the bed is definitely the centre piece. Soft mood lighting is essential so if your room isn’t equipped with dimmer switches then buy light bulbs with the lowest wattage possible or coloured bulbs for some of the lighting. Asian or Moroccan style lamps and candles are great in this situation and remember to include scented candles or pot pourri to complete the delightful fusion.


Tie-backs and holdbacks are a complete subject of their own, they can be completely plain and purely practical or they can be every bit as important as the curtains themselves. These particular tie-backs are part of the Rolls Gypsy range, so called for the ornate bead work and decorative combination of colours.
These tie-backs are available in a palette of 14 colourways – all with the delightful chequered beadwork.
Curtain holdbacks are available in wood or metal, with many of the wooden and metal curtain poles in our range have their own unique holdback.

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Curtain Pole Options

29 Mar


Need an EYELET CURTAIN POLE for your eyelet curtains?.

This is a curtain pole that does not have curtain rings as the eyelets in the curtains are the means of fixing the curtains to the pole, the metal pole should match the metal eyelet finish. Eyelet curtain headings, although very modern in style brings about a rather formal finish as the curtains fold back and forth across the pole.


The wall fixing brackets are adjustable to suit the size of the fold of the curtain and the finials are hand blown making for their own unique finish.

Need a  MODERN METAL CURTAIN POLE to set the pace for a contemporary window treatment?

The architectural styling of this stainless steel effect or spun brass curtain pole makes a stunning feature of your windows, at a very realistic price. The sharp graphic pattern created by the series of rings on the barrel curtain finial creates a bold modern statement. The circular design of the wall fixing brackets keeps the finish of the pole neat yet trendy, ideal even for the most contemporary of interior designs.

Rolls Neo Stud pole

Another stylish detail of the Rolls Neo Curtain Pole is the square cut nylon lined curtain rings, creating an air of sophistication by adding an extra design dimension, becoming a complimentary partner to the curtain pole finial.


Or traditional pinch pleat curtains dressed on a fabulous hand finished wooden curtain pole such as the Resina Advent Leaf & Berry pole?.

The tulip inspired curtain finial is richly adorned with carved detailing which looks particularly outstanding with the finishing touches picked out in silver or gold. The dark wood and gold finishes look stunning in an intimate dining room, or in an elegant yet formal lounge which is richly furnished in bold colours and elaborate curtain headings, deep triple pinch pleats linked with a matching bullion cord for example. The soft antique paint effects are perhaps more suitable for a romantic yet stylish bedroom with the curtain pole lavishly swathed in generous quantities of silks or taffeta, the curtains interlined perhaps with an attached goblet valance finished with a matching bullion fringe and left to hang loosely to the floor, maybe even leaving the curtains puddled onto the floor.

Are you overlooked and need a DOUBLE CURTAIN POLE or just an elegant effect for your bedroom windows?.

Are your windows overlooked or have an undesirable view – then perhaps they will require a double pole, the Integra Lexington Ball double curtain pole for example, will enable a pair of voile curtains to remain closed during the day with the main curtains only being used at night.


This curtain pole is also extendable making it extra easy to fit.

Do you have a bay window and need a BAY WINDOW CURTAIN POLE don’t panic!


We have a large range of curtain poles that can be bent by hand, fitted with corner joints to turn the bend or that can be bent at the factory to suit your particular angle.

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