Our Blogs On The Latest Trends

A Trip Down Memory Lane – Top Tips From The 20th Century

Mon 8 Mar 2021 Ana Zuravliova
For centuries, people around the world have sought design inspiration from the past. The Romans looked to the Classical Greeks, those during the renaissance looked back to Rome and the skinny jeans and brimmed hats of the early 2000s were clearly inspired by the 1960s. Today, our inspiration is broader with many of us borrowing […]

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Be Bold As Brass – A Guide To Metallic Fabrics

Thu 4 Mar 2021 Ana Zuravliova
At Blinds Direct we’re all about creating products that boost the stylishness of your home. On our blog we’ve covered trends, colours and materials but today we’re looking at something a little different. It’s a finish that can boost a huge array of colours and textures, it is of course metallic fabrics! What are metallic […]

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Creating A Spring Nest For Your Children

Wed 24 Feb 2021 Ana Zuravliova
More aspects of everyday life are happening in the home, not only is now a time for nesting at home for you and your family, it’s time to create appealing break away spaces for your kids! For any mums and dads looking for inspiration on how to make a cosy home with space for your […]

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Colour Focus: Colours To Go With Grey

Fri 19 Feb 2021 Ana Zuravliova
As regular readers of our blog will know, we love grey. But have you ever struggled selecting colours to go with grey? If you have, today’s blog is just for you! In the past, grey may have been a synonym for boring and dour but today we celebrate this versatile colour as a great foundation […]

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Rome To Rio: Interiors Of The Iberian Peninsula

Tue 16 Feb 2021 Ana Zuravliova
The Iberian peninsula As we continue our expedition from Rome to Rio, there is one final stop as we move along the Mediterranean coastline. We’ve covered Italy and France, now we move southwards. Home to the great nations of Spain and Portugal, the Iberian Peninsula has been a melting pot of cultures and peoples for […]

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Colour Focus: Grey Is The New Grey

Fri 12 Feb 2021 Ana Zuravliova
The Grey colour has been popular for years, but with many saying brown or beige is the new grey, has this colour had its day? To us, the answer is, “certainly not – grey is the new grey”. Here’s why… Tones change and we can change with them For more than a decade, grey has […]

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Five Tips To Refresh And Reset Your Home

Mon 8 Feb 2021 Ana Zuravliova
We may already be a month into 2021 but for many, it doesn’t feel like a new year has really begun until the arrival of Spring. Well, I’m delighted to say, it’s very much on its way! Flowers are starting to sprout, and days are already getting lighter. Today, we’ll investigate how to refresh and […]

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Sustainable Design: How To Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

Thu 4 Feb 2021 Ana Zuravliova
Awareness surrounding sustainable design is on the rise, and for good reasons. Ever since the first single celled organisms burst into life on our little planet, a series of wild and wonderful events has led to us being here in 2021. We are part of a multimillion-year natural continuum and without action there is a […]

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How To Use Warm Colours And Tones In Your Home

Tue 2 Feb 2021 Ana Zuravliova
“Warm” doesn’t have to refer to temperatures. The warm colours we explore in today’s blog may not boost your °C or °F, but they will certainly make you feel warmer in a more wholesome way. Leave your radiators to warm your room, these colours will warm your soul. An introduction to warm colours Warming colours […]

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Top Tips For Small Space Living

Thu 28 Jan 2021 Ana Zuravliova
Whether in small houses that have stood in our towns and cities since the Victorian era, or the post war boom in apartments, bungalows and flats – we have increasingly made our homes in compact spaces. Follow our space saving tips below. The shift to smaller places The United Nations predicts almost 70 per cent […]

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Psychology Of Colour: Positive Colours

Tue 26 Jan 2021 Ana Zuravliova
Let’s face it – it’s winter, lockdown is rattling on and things at the moment are a little bleak. What we could all do with is a boost of positivity to help our mental health get back on track and introduce a soothing sense of calm to our lives through using positive colours within our […]

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