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The family space

The family space

Amy Kilvington

By Amy Kilvington

Content Writer at Blinds Direct
Wed 21 Oct 2020
Last updated Tue 19 Jul 2022

With the cold weather well on its way and more time spent at home, it’s so important to create a living space that’s warm, welcoming and perfectly suited to your day to day activities. Here are our top tips for styling up a functional yet fashionable family space.

photo of living room with beige sofa next to window with white roller blinds

First and foremost, a space fit for all the family needs to be practical and safe, especially if you have little ones. Child safety precautions should always be taken, from things like cupboard locks and furniture corner protectors, to socket covers and cord and chain tidies for window blinds.

Your family space should also be warm, cosy and inspiring – the kind of area where everybody just wants to snuggle up and relax together, or maybe play and be creative together. At Blinds Direct, we have a great selection of made to measure blinds and homeware products that are perfect for creating a fun and functional family space.

Roller blinds are a practical choice for family rooms. Our collection includes a variety of properties which makes them even more durable, safe and easy to use, including moisture proof, hygienic, flame retardant, and thermal blinds. You can also choose between blackoutdimout and diffused roller blinds, depending on the amount of darkness and privacy the room requires.

If you want to really maximise the versatility of your window dressing, opt for a white roller blind which you can use for movie nights. Your blind can transform into the perfect movie screen – all you need is a projector, some popcorn and your favourite film.

Our ingenious Day and Night blinds are another great option for family rooms, offering unbeatable privacy and light control, which will help you and yours feel more secure and comfortable in your own home. These blinds are constructed from carefully designed strips, which are covered with fabric at different levels of transparency. The strips are arranged alternatively, creating a striped effect. A chain is connected throughout the blind, moving it up and down and changing the level of light control and privacy as the strips stack on top of each other. Day and Night blinds have a slim line design and come complete with child safety devices, so they’re even more suitable for a family space.

photo of two cushions resting on shelves

Layered window dressings are a great way to bring more warmth and personality into a room. You may select a blackout, easy wipe roller blind for its practicality, but you can amp up the style by adding voiles or heavier curtains on top. Not only will this increase the functionality of your window display, but it’ll add texture and depth, perfect for a stylish family space.

Our range of personalised fabrics is another option if you want to treat each family member to their very own customised piece. Choose from a selection of fun prints with the option to personalise with a full name or initial. This is a lovely idea for children’s bedrooms or playrooms. The grown ups could get involved too!

Finally, it’s important to make your family space as comfortable as possible, which is where soft furnishings come in. Add blankets, rugs and cushions to your room, warming things up and creating plenty of areas to snuggle down and relax.

The best blinds and homeware for family spaces

Style up your own family space with high quality, blinds and home furnishings from Blinds Direct. Choose from a wide range of colours, patterns and textures, all hand crafted highest standards. For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team – we’re always happy to help.

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