Blinds Direct Blog

Trend Focus: Metallic Lamp Shades

Wed 15 Jan 2020 Amy Kilvington
A lamp shade is more than just a lamp shade. The perfect shade can transform the way the whole room looks and feels. And with a metallic lined lamp shade from Blinds Direct, it’s easy to create a warm, cosy atmosphere that’s both luxurious and understated. Make a feature of your ceiling light or bring […]

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Everything you need to know about hanging curtains

Tue 14 Jan 2020 Amy Kilvington
Now that you’ve purchased your new curtains from Blinds Direct, it’s time to hang them so that they look their best. There are many different types of curtains to choose from, with different headings including pencil pleat, eyelet, pinch pleat, tab top and wave pleat. Each heading requires a slightly different approach to hanging efficiently. […]

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Classic Blue Blinds: Pantone Colour of the Year

Wed 11 Dec 2019 Amy Kilvington
Pantone has made its long-awaited announcement of its colour for 2020. Classic Blue, a ‘timeless and enduring’ shade of blue, has been selected to highlight the current need for stability and dependability as we cross into a brand new decade. 19-4052 Classic Blue instils a calm confidence and connectivity. Elegant and simple, this hue reminds […]

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New Blinds Direct Collections

Tue 3 Dec 2019 Amy Kilvington
This autumn and winter, we’ve been celebrating six different trends that are sure to appeal to your interior desires. From fun folk designs to colourful geometrics, from simple earthy tones to 1920s glamour, our latest collections offer something for everyone. Want to know more? Keep on reading… Madagascar “Colonial prints and tropical touches are sure […]

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4 window treatments for traditional homes

Fri 8 Nov 2019 Amy Kilvington
Is your home decorated with traditionalism in mind? Do you love retaining and enhancing historical character? Do you always lean towards the most classic colours and prints? If you’re the proud owner of a traditional home, with a penchant for this style of interior design, here are the perfect window dressings for you… Shutters For […]

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Trend Focus: Seventies

Thu 31 Oct 2019 Amy Kilvington
The Seventies was a decade of great change, which had a huge influence on interior styles. From its thriving music scene and renewed respect for the environment, to soaring inflation and technological advancements, the diversity of happenings in the ’70s all contributed to cultural shifts and, consequently, brand new interior trends. These new looks blended […]

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Real Homes: An Interview with @missrosehome

Sat 26 Oct 2019 Amy Kilvington
We’re excited to introduce interior design fanatic and influencer Laurie @missrosehome, who has kindly taken part in our latest Instagram interview. Laurie’s sleek and feminine home has commanded a large and loyal following on Instagram. Fresh and luxurious, Laurie blends neutral grey and white backdrops with beautiful textures and the occasional pop of pink, creating a […]

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6 items every hallway needs

Wed 16 Oct 2019 Amy Kilvington
First impressions matter, which is why it’s so important to make your hallway a warm and welcoming space that brims with personality. The hallway should set the tone for the rest of your home, but it’s often neglected, used as a place to store coats, bags and shoes, to pile up unopened post, or to […]

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Trend Focus: Fabrics For Kids

Fri 11 Oct 2019 Amy Kilvington
When decorating a child’s bedroom, it’s always sensible to look for styles that offer longevity, ensuring that the space can adapt easily as your child grows. One of the best ways to ensure this versatility is with a simple, gender neutral palette, designed to be loved by children and parents alike. After all, children change […]

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How to care for your Roman blind

Mon 7 Oct 2019 Amy Kilvington
Now that you’ve purchased your new Roman blind from Blinds Direct, it’s time to install and enjoy! But it’s important to consider how to care for your blind properly, including hanging, cleaning and maintenance. Find out more in our guide to caring for your new Roman blind… Which fabric is best for Roman blinds? Roman […]

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Colour Focus: Teal & Blush Pink

Fri 20 Sep 2019 Amy Kilvington
Rich, vibrant teal and soft blush pink are match made in heaven, creating a smart and playful look that works wonders in bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms alike. Find out more about these complementary colours and how you can use them throughout your home. About the colour teal Teal is a luxurious blend of blue […]

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Real Homes: An Interview With @kateshomelyhome

Mon 16 Sep 2019 Amy Kilvington
We’re so pleased to introduce our next Instagram interiors extraordinaire, Kate McCabe from @kateshomelyhome, who is the next in our Real Homes line-up. Kate is currently renovating her beautiful Georgian home in the heart of Norfolk, and sharing the journey with a dedicated Instagram following. Kate’s unique approach to decor strikes the perfect balance between the […]

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