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Teal – A Building Block Colour

27 Feb

Teal is a colour which will demand maximum impact, ideal for blinds, curtains and bedding as a statement colour that almost everyone of every age will find attractive twinned with bright white or colours.

Blinds, bedding or curtains in a teal colour is relaxing for bedrooms.

Teal - A Relaxing Colour with White or a Very Lively Colour with other Primaries.

It will be incredibly relaxing for bedrooms and bathrooms and as lively as you like twinned with primaries in living rooms.

Teal is a favourite colour of mine as well as one of natures favourite palettes for birds  – the name of the colour being derived from a rather dull little brown duck called a Teal, the male sporting a flash of this colouring turning him into someone to quite fancy at breeding time.

Clean bright colours are ideal for curtains and blinds

Teal and Lime green are a very modern choice for statement walls, blinds and curtains

Teal and other cool bright colours such as lime green used in a combination will make a very modern decor interesting as well as relaxing. It is a colour that was favoured for its vitality by Mediterranean countries in particular Morocco as the extremes of sunlight and shade creates exciting variations of tone and contrast intensifying the colour – they used it for its fabulous colouring but also to cool the warm terracotta colourings also favoured in their decor.

I have chosen to write about Teal next to the Indigo blog as these two colours heighten the brilliance of each other and cannot be beaten for a dramatic finish.

bright coloured bedding

The Tonal Variation of Teal and Indigo is Quite Stunning

Teal looks fabulous with white for a fresh crisp décor, being particularly attractive for bedrooms both modern …….

Harlequin wallpaper and bedding

Muted Teal and Grey Gives a Chic Modern Finish

and traditional.

White and cream bedding and curtains

Teal Lightens and Lifts Dark Wooden Furniture and Flooring

This teal blackout roller blind is ideal to be included in a bedroom window treatment for light issues as well as the décor.

Blackout roller blind

A Teal Blackout Roller Blind Is Ideal in a Bedroom for Light Sleepers

Cream and teal combinations will offer an elegant more decadent touch, but don’t get too carried away and as in this particular case “over egg the pudding”.

Teal is a colour that needs good levels of lighting both natural and artificial to look its best, especially in a small room such as a bathroom or study.

roller blinds in turquoise colours are fresh and relaxing

Feel as Fresh as the Morning Dew in a Teal Based Bathroom

A bathroom is the only place you can truly justify being alone and require absolute privacy which is why roller blinds and venetian blinds in particular make a good window treatment for bathrooms.

This pale Teal roller blind with white walls and sanitary ware will expand the dimensions of the room as well as heighten your ability to relax and unwind in the bath, turquoise being well known by colour therapists to induce relaxation and inner calm.

A modern study is often the technological hub of the house filled with screens, speakers and lots of hard surfaces. Teal as with the little brown duck really lifts browns and dark surfaces in general, giving drama to what could otherwise be perhaps a sombre and unattractive place to be.

If your choice of window treatment is curtains, then

Dark wooden curtain poles such as the Regency Sienna in Walnut

wooden curtain pole

or the Gold effect finish

wooden curtain pole finished in gold

or the Distressed finish

wooden curtain poles in white

will all look outstanding in very different ways, the dark wood contributing to creating a traditional feel to the decor, the gold for a glamorous decadent look and the distressed for a country casual finish.

Modern metal curtains poles such as the Sunflex Belgravia of course go anywhere and compliment the cool chic colour of teal curtaining whether a bright chrome or an antiqued dark colouring.

Every room in your home no matter its function should be a pleasure to live in and colour is one of the main mediums for this -­­ comfort as well as privacy being tantamount in this working area of the house. If you have the space make sure you include a comfy chair, some good music and books so you can take a break from the emails and other social networking that seem to be in danger of taking over our already limited free time.

Teal as an accent colour on items of furniture looks chic and modern

and with reds, very Oriental.

teal curtains and furniture

Teal and Red together are High Decorative Achievers

If you cannot find the real thing, then a pot of teal paint and a trip to the Hospice furniture shop could be a good alternative.

And if Indigo and Teal is not your bag then you can always go for the bright florals!!!

Teal and Indigo always make a stunning combination

Indigo and Teal are a Great Colour Combination for Wearing as well as Decorating

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Working Around a Theme or Treasured Items

25 Sep

Furnishing and decorating your home with a mix of precious and sometimes peculiar items from around the world can be a challenge and great care should be taken to ensure that what appears to you to be the essence of good taste does not end up looking to others like a quality gift shop.

wooden curtain pole

Dark Wood always adds an Exotic Feel to a Decor

This fabulous Chinese chest has been beautifully complimented by the stunning co-ordinating curtains, the colouring then being accented with selected accessories throughout the rest of the décor in the room. The secondary feature colour is the dark mahogany of the wood furniture which again has been cleverly combined with matching dark wood curtain poles, lampshades and picture frames.

The dramatic colourings and stylish finish of the wooden curtain pole has provided a stunning method of displaying the curtains that can also be a window treatment for modern lifestyle and décor. This particular wooden curtain pole is available in a stunning colour palette of 13 stunning colours and 3 pole diameters.

The Museum Wooden Curtain Pole

wooden curtain pole

The plain ball finial can be dressed up or down according to the colour choice selected, the design and colouring of the soft furnishing fabrics and the choice of curtain headings. A modern innovative curtain fabric with a simple double pinch pleat heading used in combination with the plain ball curtain pole in charcoal or antique silver will produce a stylish up-to-the-minute effect, whereas the same curtain pole with curtains finished with a triple pinch pleat heading in a rich brocade or silk fabric will produce a window finish of timeless elegance.

Assorted wooden curtain finials

Simple to Decadent Curtain Finials and Everything Inbetween

Your living room will be the room that will make the most impression on your visitors, so try not to be too dramatic or specific with your collections. Keep the displays in groups which will show them off to their advantage, especially with appropriate lighting to add impact to the pieces.

Roller Blinds or Roman Blinds make a good choice in this type of decor as they will contribute to the style of the decor without upstaging the collections or artwork.

red window blind

Reds Always Create a Dynamic Statement

Reds and other deep earthy colours such as the Islita Scarlet Roman blind creates a sensual atmosphere in a room, with the rich timeless colours associated with the tropics, ideal for Asian or African collections.

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Your Home is Where Your Heart Is

17 Aug

A bit of great news I must tell you first, our site is soon to be re-launched to include not only curtain poles and blinds, but also curtains, both ready made and made to measure.

fun in the sun

Who cares about the weather

Travelling especially holidaying with your loved ones is usually a great experience, even if it’s raining, but if we are truthful  it’s always nice to come home, especially if home is decorated and filled with your energies and designs. Home should be a place where you and your family can rest, sleep, cook and live together in harmony. Hopefully my blogs will give you a few tips on colours and designs that may help you a little to achieve this.

The next few blogs, sorry for the lack of blogs over the last few weeks, been travelling, will be about themed interiors and their favoured use of colours.

If you are moving to a new home and want to make permanent changes or just undertaking a transient makeover of a room, now is the time to think through your vision of a perfect decor. Regardless of the size and location of a room, the lighting, material colours, textures and furniture all play a very significant roll and should all be considered before launching yourself into your project.

modern living room decor

Chic but comfortable living decor

Stone neutrals make a wonderful base colouring for bold contemporary colours such as this lime and violet decor. It is always best to make the statement wall if the paper matches the curtaining to be an adjacent wall to the window or some of the impact of the curtains will be lost as the curtains will simply fade into oblivion. In this stunning room, although the curtain pole needs to plays it’s part in the window decor, with so much else going on, it does not need to fight for attention. This stylish Speedy wooden curtain polecompliments the wooden flooring and furniture, effortlessly connecting the window with the rest of the detailing in the room.

wooden curtain pole
Dark Wooden Pole balances well with the flooring

Wallpapers and fabrics that match make a stunning detail in a room but if the room has various issues such as a south facing elevation or an old and drafty window, then often a blind, especially a blackout blind will make all the difference to the light and temperature in the room. There are an almost overwhelming number of different styles of window blinds available today which can stand alone as the feature window treatment or to compliment the main curtaining and all with colour palettes to cover any eventuality.

neutral blinds

A Go Anywhere Blind

If in doubt about obtaining a suitably coloured blind, then go for a light neutral roller blind or a natural woodweave blind, they always make a safe yet stylish haven.

neutral coloured roller blinds

A Modern Minimal Window Finish

Curtain Poles For Any Eventuality

25 Jun
painted curtain poles

With all this going on, its better to be discreet

This very decorative living room has enough visual interest without a flamboyant curtain pole added to the mix.  A simple metal or wooden curtain pole will provide the means for hanging the curtains without stealing any of the impact.

Wallpaper is one of the main trends for home interiors this year and looks particularly outstanding if used on a feature wall. Many of the wallpapers match or compliment the curtain fabrics with large florals and light reflective surfaces being the most popular.

curtain poles and curtain holdbacks

Metal curtain poles with special effect finishes

Metal curtain poles will suit any colour palette as they are available in a wide range of metal finishes and can be both traditionally elegant or minimally modern. Many metal curtain poles have matching curtain holdbacks which will help you to create the type of window treatment you desire if it is to be based on large drapes of fabric.

metal bay window pole

Bay Windows Need Special Curtain Poles

Bay windows are definitely the main feature in a room as they not only add depth to a room and an increase in natural light, but also provide the means for a beautiful window treatment.

Bay window curtain poles are not a problem with today’s innovative methods of manufacturing, with many of our standard curtain poles also being able to be used for bay windows with the simple addition of specially designed corner joints.

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.


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
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Email: info@polesandblinds.com

Informal Classical Look – Your Choice of Curtain Poles & Blinds

20 Nov
Metal curtain tracks

A Vintage Curtain Finish to Compliment the Furniture

An Informal Classical Look oozes with period charm which is very much maintained by your choice curtain poles and blinds as well as the furniture.  French Painted furniture and the choice of curtain fabric in the image above say it all.  The curtains have been made from a Toile design fabric. This type of decorating pattern originated in France in the late 18th century and has enjoyed a good level of popularity ever since.  The design is usually set on a cream or white background plus a single colour for the design, usually dark red, green, blue, brown or black and consists of very complicated period country scenes or cherubs. The design is very popular not only for fabrics, wallpaper and blinds, but is often also often used for bedding and china.

The deep box pelmet of the curtains above has a curtain track fitted underneath to hold the curtains. If the curtains are a light weight fabric then a simple plastic curtain track will be sufficient, but as in this instance, the curtains are quite heavy as they are interlined and the fabric has a light background so to avoid marking the leading edge of the curtains with constant handling, a good quality metal curtain track with a pull cord to draw the curtains has been used.

Integra curtain track

Integra Plastic Curtain Track

metal curtain track

Integra Ultra-Glide Curtain Track

The Cherub Cornflower and Cherub Red Roman blinds show this fabric off to its best advantage as the blind, when open is a flat panel of fabric, unlike curtains that will always be viewed in a fold. Both these blinds can be used as blackout blinds, ideal for a bedroom as a blackout lining can be used if required.

blackout blind

A Delicate Finish for a Bedroom Window

bedroom blind

An Extremely Attractive Blackout Blind

A matching throw bedspread casually yet carefully placed on the bed gives the impression of easy living, but in fact a great deal of thought has gone into this informal classical look. The curtains although quite formal with a deep pelmet detail are not at all claustrophobic as the room has a high ceiling.

The biggest bed possible in the Master bedroom is the ideal, not only for a close knit family where everyone can pile into on a Sunday morning, but also for a great look.  Your bedroom is the place where you are your most venerable, and need to feel the safest.  A good thick duvet or blankets are more comforting to snuggle under than a light duvet and a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow may well help you to sleep better and will also give a fresh country feel.

Polesandblinds.com Ltd.
Curtain Poles, Window Blinds & Accessories
17 Harefield Road
Middleton on sea
West Sussex
PO22 6EE
Tel: 0845 4650101
International Calls: 00441243 586660
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