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20 Mar

An array of sumptuous silk cushions strategically placed on your lounge seating will encourage relaxation for you and your family as well as making others at ease when they come to visit.

Silk can be readily dyed and printed, hense the stunning colours and patterns. Harlequin Fabrics make a great starting point if you are looking for something extra special for your walls or curtain fabrics for your windows.

harlequin silk cushions

Silk also makes an exciting partner for bamboo blinds; the fusion of both of these stunning window treatments being historically Asian will add a sense of Yin and Yang to your décor.

natural blind

Neutral Coloured Blinds will blend with a Subtle Mood

The Amazon Beech Roller Blind is a great combination blind as the mellow colours with blend rather than compete with other window decor, whereas for a statement blind for a more exotic Asian effect the Hot Spice Bamboo Blind is good to go.

woodweave roller blinds

Add Drama to your Decor with a Touch of the Orient

For me, I think that with a good eye and a little basic knowledge, any combination of textures and colours will work well especially in today’s acceptance of eclectic window décor.

Our response to colour is never fixed. It will be influenced by light, texture, colour and design. Contrasting themes are more stimulating than harmonious ones, but for a room that requires a more restful composure such as a bedroom, either go for complementary colours or muted contrasting hues.

Wallpaper and co-ordinating fabrics

Mix and Match your decor for a Stunning Finish

There is nothing meek and demure about this fabulous combination of colours, the wallpaper giving an extra dimension to the room as the eye travels involuntarily up the angle of the design defying the norm of a vertical stripe adding height to the room and a horizontal stripe giving extra width to a room – it combines the best of both worlds and the luster of the silk cushion bringing the whole look to fruition. It’s the small decorative details such as cushions and lamps that are particularly effective in adding a splash of colour in an otherwise neutral setting or in this instance it’s the icing on the cake.

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A Break From Colours

8 Jul

Don’t be afraid of colour especially in a north facing room – it will give warmth to the room and will bring your personality to life. Bright on bright is not easy to live with, but bright combined with dark earthy colours makes for a striking combination.

Introducing the odd piece of furniture that may well have been destined for the tip will add a touch of traditional styling, but be sure to have the furniture upholstered in a fabric that blends with the overall décor of the room and definitely do not over clutter the room to avoid the Victorian parlour look.

No-one would actually want to sit in this style of seating and as you will want your living room to be a welcoming and comfortable haven, be sure to include some seating that you can sink into for a read or relax.

Trimmings and tassels have made a come back so for a truly decadent finish be sure to include some kind of embellishment even if it’s just on a few of the cushions and be sure to have ample amounts of fabric in the curtains, perhaps even puddling them on the floor for a truly voluptuous finish.

Innovative 20th century style mirrors and glassware are still being reproduced relatively cheaply and are readily available in any good quality home furnishing shops.

Modern Contemporary – as long as the décor is minimal, light and airy, then almost anything goes. The key is creating a calm atmosphere where unnecessary accessories are avoided and clutter is kept out of sight in cupboards; not an easy décor to maintain with a young family.


Metal curtain poles are usually the name of the game in a modern décor and there is a myriad of choice from Poles and Blinds.com

Hasta Vision 28mm Genuine Stainless Steel curtain pole set.


The sculptural shapes of the wooden finials used as the detailing for this trendy curtain pole from the Hasta range will create an interesting illusion of space particularly when the curtain pole is used in a room with little other structural interest.

If the curtain pole is used with a neutral heavily textured curtain fabric, the tonal effect of the wood grain in the oak colouring for light naturals and the coffee colouring for deeper tonal fabrics will make a stimulating focal point to the window treatment.   The circular cut out feature of the finial unifies the circular detailing on the wall fixing bracket, harmonizing the overall of the curtain pole.

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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.


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?


What type of curtain pole and curtain headings?


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.



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Polesandblinds.com Ltd.
17 Harefield Road
Middleton on sea
West Sussex
PO22 6EE
Tel: 0845 4650101
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Email: info@polesandblinds.com

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