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24 hour Shopping: Window Blinds

14 Nov

Whether you are nipping into Tesco’s for a packet of sugar at 3.00 o clock in the morning or doing your Christmas shopping on a Sunday afternoon, the convenience of the shops being open for extended hours is now a matter of course.

Buying on-line is also definitely here to stay.  Shopping online allows you to buy whatever you wish whilst also cooking supper or during the ads of your favourite television programme – no need to tire yourself out dragging around the shops only to find a very limited range of products ranging from microwave meals to window blinds.  It would be physically impossible for the shops to carry the vast selection of ranges that on-line buying offers, no matter what you are looking for.

Choosing your new look for a room or indeed the whole house can be exciting, but take a step back and do a bit of on-line research with a professional company such as Polesandblinds so you can consider the most effective way to go about it.  Are you looking for a relaxed or formal classical look or a relaxed or formal modern look?

What's It to Be - Trendy or Traditional

The colour scheme is the building block for the rest of the scheme to be built upon. Consider if you are opting for wallpaper or paint for the walls. There are many fabulous wallpaper choices often with matching or co-ordinating fabrics. A great look which is now back in favour is to paper a feature wall with a paper that will co-ordinate with the fabric.  Harlequin Fabrics, Sandersons and John Wilman spring to mind as the first port of call to find exactly what you are looking for with combination wallpapers and fabrics.

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Chic or Simple - Florals Appeal to Most

If painted walls are your preference then there are literally thousands of paint colours so leave making that decision until later, you will certainly find a colour to suit the scheme. Once you have chosen the colour theme, then choose your fabrics and window treatments both of which should try to be in keeping with the architectural style of the room as well as the furniture.

There have been many remarkable strides forward with the design and manufacture of curtain poles and blinds over the last few years.  It can however be a minefield trying to decide which is best suited to your decor or type of window. There are many different types, weights and sizes of curtain poles, finial designs and styles of blinds so a little knowledge on the subject may well help you to make the right decision.

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West Sussex
PO22 6EE
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Email: info@polesandblinds.com

White – calming and uncomplicated

27 Sep

 A pearly white decor is simply elegant  yet simplicity does not mean boring or bland.

White Roller Blinds will give any bathroom a clean, fresh feel and can be finished with various shapes and pull cords to add a touch of glamour and similarly white is a great colour for bedrooms, far from being cold, a white decor achieves a note of serenity, ideal where relaxation is the key.

Plain white curtains in a romantic styled bedroom would perhaps benefit from a textured fabric to add depth to the finish and a Wooden Curtain Pole that has a touch of gilt to add extra  interest and a splash of glamour.

Using white throughout a room is not only stylish, but also very versatile. A modern home with windows dressed with eyelet curtains fitted on a matching Metal Curtain Pole will have a calm and balanced feel, just what we need for unwinding after a hectic day.

Textures and tones of white evoke a feeling of freshness and space.

White is always a very rewarding palette to work with – it is not a colour but because it is very sensitive to light it makes a delightful medium for mixing textures and details. The key to a successful white interior design scheme is in fact to break the block of white either with some interesting or impressive window blind or curtain pole, a decorative item such as a chandelier, an architectural detail such as beams or an elaborate coving otherwise the room will become very clinical and overbearing.

Any colour chart will of course include pure white plus a vast array of tones and tints of white which will take the starkness off the pure white.  A completely pure white room can be very difficult to live with not only visually, but also practically, especially with children or pets. You will find yourself constantly reaching for the spare tin of paint or a packet of wet wipes just to keep the whole thing looking pristine – there is no doubt about it though, a white decor will bring a feeling of space, cleanliness and airiness.

It's very hard to work with white alone, it usually needs a lift.

An all white interior scheme that is lacking interesting flooring or furnishings can have an eclectic colour such as a bright yellow introduced in the form of the odd cushion, home accessory or for a really high impact, a feature wall painted or papered in a bold statement finish .

A white decor is ideal for the romantic wafty look, always a great success for a romantic bedroom setting, a crisp Scandinavian decor which is perhaps best suited to the kitchen, or for a modern Spa bathroom styling, not such as good idea for family living.

 

 

 poles and blinds leading the way for fabulous windows treatments

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17 Harefield Road
Middleton on sea
West Sussex
PO22 6EE
Tel: 0845 4650101
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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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Poles and Blinds – Prepare to be Inspired

22 Mar

The way your home looks and feels is very important as it can have a profound impact on your general wellbeing, so take the time and so some research.  A mood board may seem a little extreme, but will pay dividends in the long run as you can prop it up and look at it for a few days and if you still like the colourings, then that is an indication that it is a scheme that will last the passage of time. Don’t overlook the benefits gained by tweaking details like curtain poles and window blinds.

GET SMART

I will help you to choose a style, colour and finish that you will feel comfortable with, helping you to love where you live and perhaps, even where you work.

Do you need or do you want to have window blinds?

ACHIEVE THE UNACHIEVABLE

What type of curtain pole and curtain headings?

LINKING FASHION WITH LIFESTYLE

What will suit your way of life, existing decor and family requirements?

As a professional Interior Designer I can hopefully give you useful tips that I have acquired over many years in the industry.

Colours can lift the spirit but soothing neutrals will having a calming effect - ideal for living rooms

White = Light and bright but needs a touch of a statement colouring

Some of the images I will be using have been taken from various show home projects undertaken by myself and my sons, James and Jonathan.

Your choice of window treatment is second only to your choice of furniture in determining the overall impression of your home or office.

Making the right choice is often helped by the imput of an expert.

Feel free to take any of the suggestions from my blog posts which will give you useful insights into the miriad of effects available to you.

If you want to pick up more tips and ideas visit our main site – www.polesandblinds.com.

 

 

poles and blinds leading the way for fabulous windows treatments

Contact Us
Polesandblinds.com Ltd.
17 Harefield Road
Middleton on sea
West Sussex
PO22 6EE
Tel: 0845 4650101
International Calls: 00441243 586660
Email: info@polesandblinds.com

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