Interior trends of 2020 that will stay in 2020!

With a new year comes new trends, styles and of course popularity. As a true home interior lover, I always feel nervous about a new year – has that key piece I just invested in already dated and now off-trend? There is nothing worse than having a dated home within a year of re-decorating and styling a space.

So dare I ask, what will we be saying good-bye to in 2021, and what trends from 2020 will stay there? I explore what was hot and what will be not in the coming year.

Guest Bedrooms

Since we haven’t been able to see a heck of a lot of people, visit family or even stay away much, guest bedrooms in our homes are certainly getting a re-think. Gone are the days of having a guest bedroom that sits dormant for most of the year, but instead we are all making real use of the space we have. Spare rooms are now being transformed into usable spaces that see traffic.

Will you be overhauling your guest bedroom into a space you can utalise all year round?

Grey Kitchens

I think 2020 was really the last year of Grey kitchens. Especially when dark colours, including navy and black and bursting in popularity. Plus the newcomer , Green is raising attention too! Grey is a fantastic colour to adopt in your home, since it can work with pretty much any other colour, but the all Grey spaces, including the kitchen seems to be falling out of fashion.

Will you be replacing your grey kitchen? Using DIY methods to overhaul your kitchen colour?

All White Interiors

We’ve all been stuck in our homes, working and in lock down for so long, that its unsurprising we all seek interest and excitement. And that expands to what we have in our homes. All white interiors unfortunately are so 2020. Adding colour, pattern and varied materials is the way to a brighter and happier home.

Will you be swapping the white interiors for a more bright and bold palette?

Open Shelving

As beautiful as open shelving is, it’s not all that practical now is it. And with most of us having brought in plenty of clutter over the last 12 months, open shelving doesn’t lend to well to hiding the odd pile of crap. Open shelving in all forms, including in your kitchen, will be left back in 2020. Thank god, the dusting of those plates and glasses was getting boring. Much rather, furniture that hides those messes will be preferred. Don’t panic though, if you’re inundated with open shelving in your home, add a lidded basket to hide the clutter well.

Will you be sad to say goodbye to open shelving? Or will you be clinging onto it?

Good Bye mirrored furniture

Yes, it looks like over the top mirrored furniture will be a thing of the past. It certainly looks like most of us are seeking more comfortable and durable materials in our homes and mirrored furniture just isn’t that. Whilst they bounce a heck of a light around your room, the upkeep to maintain that shine is just not on our 2021 agenda.

I can see those more natural pieces taking center stage like rattan and cane. Will you be ditching the mirrored furniture?

Open plan living

With so many of us using our home for work, play, schooling and relaxation, no longer is open plan living so useful. When one space is the only space for everything, it can quickly tire – especially when you and so many others are trying to cope with spending so much time at home and just can’t get away from each other. When there is no physical division of space, it’s really hard for your home to play all of these roles.

But don’t worry, we won’t see people building back up those walls just yet. Much rather, using key pieces to symbolize individual spaces will be high on the list in open spaces. Room dividers, curtains and even rugs can help define particular sections within open plan spaces.

Read : How to make the most of open-plan living

Sterile, un-personalised space

I have stumbled across so many homes that are clearly just for the ‘gram. Lacking in personal pizzazz I like to say. Once again, covid has had a huge part to play in diminishing that bare, simplistic, sterile home decor. It has certainly felt that home interiors have become very standardized. With so many of us having spent unprecedented time at home, now is the time to add those personal touches to your space. Gone are the days of universality within homes, much rather many of us will focus on creating spaces that are undeniably us!

2021 will see the replacement of excessive co-ordination to a willingness to mix colours, pattern and texture. Essentially, we will start to see more of us play and experiment with our spaces.

Will you be adding more personal touches to your home this year?

In all honesty, there are so many things I will be glad to say goodbye to in 2021. We’ve also changed some of our interior plans thanks to living, working and relaxing at home.

Lessons I learnt from decorating our first home

There is so much excitement that comes with owning your first ever home, that we all make mistakes in the decorating department. Even the best of us. I will happily declare that my husband and I were like kids in a candy shop. Our own space, a chance to choose our own furnishings and style and decorate how we like. We were eager to get stuck in.

And it’s here that you can make some pretty costly mistakes. Since we have been in our home, I have often urged other home buyers to avoid some of the mistakes we made.

So let’s get cracking on some of the lessons we learnt decorating our first home.

Read : 5 Things I want from my next home

Live in your home before splurging on furniture

You might not even have any furniture of your own, like us. But one thing we really should have done is buy what we needed first, and look at the other bits later on. But being new homeowners we of course hit Ikea, and with a vision of white on white ( which did not work ) we bought bookcases and those alike that just didn’t work in the space. Within a couple of weeks we knew we had made a mistake and just tried to make it work.

I would highly advise living in the space you have before making any rash decisions on furniture and key pieces. It’s best to get a feel for the space you do have and how you would like to utalise and style it. Then you can make the correct choice on key furniture pieces.

Buy furniture that will age well

When purchasing your furniture, its also best to consider how long it will last you. Is it on trend now? Is it a fashion piece rather than a necessity? Will you be moving in the near future? If so, will this piece work in a different space? Whilst you might think this is a little too much consideration, it’s worth noting, especially if spending big bucks on furniture pieces.

As mentioned, we bought a fair few pieces that haven’t worked out long term. It’s been essentially wasted money and has meant we have had to spend more to replace and update. Pieces that we have since bought, we have carefully considered how it can fit into a new home when we do move.

Don’t buy cheap paint

Very specific this one and well we learnt the real hard way with this one. Some swear by own brands of paint, but in all honesty, we really mucked up in our master bedroom, choosing cheap paint. We spent 3 days decorating and ended in tears with me weeping after being so tired. We ended up giving up and three years later, I still find new patches on our grey and charcoal walls.

Spend more on the branded paint and avoid those cheaper own brands. It will save you in hassle in the long run and most of the time, cheaper paints require more coats.

Prep your surface

Our first painting session in our home really was a disaster. We didn’t prep the walls whatsoever. Huge mistake and meant the cheap paint just didn’t do well at all. Sanding down your surface will make it much easier for the paint to take and will give you a great finish.

Carefully consider your colour palette

We didn’t get started right away with the decorating in our home, partly due to it being a new build and everything was a wash of white. We carefully considered our colour palette and I’m so glad we did. We chose neutral furnishings which made choosing our entire palette easy to match with what we had.

I hugely recommend looking at how all your colours work with each other. Create mood boards to work with a coherent scheme that compliments.

Cheap isn’t always best

I’ve alluded to this quiet a few times throughout this post, but essentially cheaper alternatives isn’t always best. I love a bargain, but when it comes to furniture and paint, spending a little more can save you time, hassle and expenditure later down the line.

When we first moved in, we purchased cheap Argos pieces and whilst they lasted, we didn’t keep them too long. They were pretty flimsy, and unfortunately looked cheap. I do wish we had held back and chosen pieces at the beginning that may have cost a little more, but lasted and suited our space better.

Okay, so we didn’t make any catastrophic, house fell down kind of mistakes when decorating our home. But we certainly made some mistakes we could have avoided if we had been patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and whether you’re buying your first home, second home or forever home, it will not be perfect straight away. Take your time, consider carefully and enjoy the process.

Did you make mistakes when decorating your home? Do you have any advice? As always, leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

How to make the most of open plan living

Open plan living is most certainly the new way to live. New builds are embracing it, older builds are being remodeled to include it and it’s top of the property wish-list. A open plan living space is perfect for those families, social butterflies and those who love the idea of wall-less living. It creates unlimited space, and one that can chop, change and house everything and anything you want. It’s somewhere everyone can come together without anyone being left behind.

In a world where children can spend hours playing computer games, and adults slaving over a hob, a open space allows everyone to be together, even when everyone is just doing their own thing.

But how do you really make the most out of wall-less spaces? How do you make open plan living work in the usual, maybe even small UK home?

Having had a open plan Kitchen, dining, living space, I share some top tips to create the perfect open living space.

Read : 5 Things I want from my next home

Invisible Zones

Even in open spaces, having ‘zones’ helps divide the space and utalise it as much as possible. This is really important when creating a useful yet flowing open plan living space. The zones don’t have to be visible, but defined by furniture and style. Using a sofa or a counter top as a ‘wall’ between your living space and dining area is a popular way to divide the space whilst keeping it open and spacious.

When thinking of the entire space as individual zones can help break down the space to decorate, furnish and style. This is highly recommend when struggling to dress you open plan living space.

Tip : Use rugs to create visually pleasing ‘zones’ if wanting a true divide.

Adaptive furniture

Open plan living lends well to versatile furniture that can chop and change depending on what you’re using the space for. Like dining tables that can extend or coffee tables that turn into a desk. With every piece that you include in your open space, consider how it can be used for different occasions and uses.

Coordinating colour scheme

When it comes to decorating your open space, consider it as one, cohesive room. Make sure each zone carries something of the same colour scheme, palette or material. This is so important when creating that flowing, stylish space. This doesn’t mean you can’t create a different mood for your living area or dining zone. Instead, just adopt other colours, tones and finishes that work with that underlying, recurrent decor.

Embrace light

As with any space, embracing natural light and implementing more when needed is really important to creating a balanced space. Ensure natural light is being maximized with mirrors and reflective surfaces. Inject moody or soft lighting with lamps, standing lights and dimmer switches.

Open living spaces are a modern example of utilizing space and being versatile with your home. Whether it be a socializing space, a family area or cosy all in one spot, open plan living is a well invested floorplan staple for modern living.

Do you have a open plan living space? How do you style yours? Get commenting below.

5 Things I want from my next home

We all dream of our future home, do we not? What it might look like, what we would change in our current home, and what we avoid / push for in our next abode.

I am always day dreaming of our next home. Always wondering what our next home will look like and whether it will tick lots on that all important wish list. And a big thing that will be different from our first purchase is that wishlist.

Purchasing our first home was a little bit of a whirlwind. We didn’t seem to have any idea what we wanted, much rather wanting to get the best we could for our first home. We found our apartment, walked in and just loved it as is. But after 4 and a half years, being on the first floor and without some make or break elements, my wish list for our second home has grown considerably.

So, realistically, what would I want from our next home? After all my daydreaming, I’ve managed to slim my wishlist down to the ultimate five of musts. I’ve considered everything I love from our current home, and those bits I would change in a heartbeat. So stick around and be nosy for my ultimate wish list for our next home.

A hallway

High on my priority list for our next home is a good entrance hallway with sprawling stairs and maybe toughened laminated glass balustrades! The Dream. We have a long hallway in our apartment, offering a sense of space across our home. Many new properties now lack a traditional hallway, and I’m desperate to nab one again. For me, I really want to avoid the walk through your lounge to access your kitchen, or vice versa. I feel homes with that layout can often feel smaller and lack wall space.

Hallways, big or small, offer that buffer between the cooking in the kitchen, and the snuggle movie zone in the lounge. Plus, if children pop along, I really want some doors to close during late night netflix binges as not to wake the little ones.

A Kitchen Diner

The modern home certainly looks different from even when I was a little one. Kitchen Diners have grown hugely, offering a great space for the whole family to spend time together. If you’re lucky, they can often merge with family living spaces that include a comfy seating area for family TV evenings. Our next budget doesn’t look set to offer us that desirable, large family space just yet, but I certainly want to adopt a kitchen diner. After having our lounger diner in very close proximity, I really want to avoid the same space. I have grown to hate having dining spaces in the lounge and would personally prefer it left in the kitchen, along with the dirty dishes.

A fireplace

The dream has to be that sweet spot to nestle down in front of a fire. Although, a faux fireplace beautifully styled will do me. Having had a lounge without a fireplace as a center focus, I am desperate for one in our next home. Just think of the gorgeous Christmas stockings and wreaths!!!

They’re so easy to incorporate into the right living space, and can be ultra modern with built in space for your telly.

Decking

Okay, a garden will already be a step up from our current first floor flat, but I just love sleek, modern decking in a outside space. Paired with deep black fence panels and you’ll have my perfect garden. Whilst decking doesn’t have to be already at the property, a garden with opportunity to install a sprawling deck a beautiful fire pit can center on would be just perfect.

Plenty of storage

How much crap do we all hold onto? And yet, as much as I try to cut it down, just somethings are too sentimental, or hold purpose but need hiding away ( Christmas decorations, suitcases, Wedding mementos). I am desperate for some proper storage in our next home, more notably a loft to store most bits away, and make use of those other, in home, storage cupboards as much as possible.

I have day dreamed our next home from the moment we bought our current. Interiors and homes in general are of such interest to me, I think even when we make the next step on the ladder, I will be eyeing up our next.

What would you want from your next home? Do you have a property wish list?

Boost your productivity: How to positively decorate your home office in 2020

With a new year in full swing, we all have dead cert ideas on how to tackle and conquer this new year and decade. And many of us will probably want to knuckle down in the work front. Maybe your finally starting that blog you have always wanted to. Or you want to create your own side hustle to earn some pocket money. Or maybe 2020 is the year to take your home business to the next level.

Whatever your work agenda, you will need a chic, workable and creative inducing space to do it from. You don’t want one that will distract you, much rather help you hone in on creativity and help aide you in working effectively.

But what makes the perfect office decor? How do you make it a space to work from but also aesthetically pleasing too? Hold tight, I have all the answers.
Here’s how you can positively decorate your office space this year to boost productivity.

Read : Creating a office nook in any home

Use Light paint colours – Avoid dark, deep tones.

Getting yourself siked for working when at home can be a mighty task. So having a space that is dark and deep in colours won’t help. Make it bright, airy and full of light. Make sure its a space that embraces natural, earthy tones. Consider using just white, or inject some creative passion with pastel pinks, greens and even yellows.

Offer lots of storage

We all manage to collect lots of paperwork and office materials and without the correct storage to organise it, it can quickly look messy and out of control. Make sure your office space offers you all the storage space and solutions to hide it away in a sensible and organised way.

Installing lots of shelves can be a great way to offer storage and space to inject some of your accessories too – creating the perfect balance.

Comfort is key

You might have to slog for a fair while at one time. Being uncomfortable is only going to make it harder for you to concentrate at the task in hand. If you make any changes to your office space this year, invest in a nice comfy desk chair, or an arm chair to work from.

Inject personality

Office spaces might be where the boring stuff happens, but it doesn’t have to lack in personality or character. Add your own personality with prints f motivational quotes, quirky desk accessories and nick nacks.

Accessorize with plants

Having natural plants in a home will create a serene atmosphere, so don’t leave them out of your office. They can also have a positive impact on your concentration and productivity, so make sure you have a couple bouncing around your space. If you’re worried about keeping it alive, going for a faux version can have similar positive effects on mood and productivity.

It’s never been easier to upgrade your office space to a creative haven – and hopefully this post has spurred you on to create the ultimate work station to conquer the new decade!

What does your office space look like? Will you be upgrading your’s after this post? Lets get chatting, in the comment section below!

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Cane and Rattan Home Interior Trend – Shop it for Spring

Rattan and Cane was a little 2019, but with many of our home decor stores creating and selling gorgeous pieces into 2020, it would be a shame not to continue and even incorporate these two gorgeous materials into our homes this year. These softer, natural materials create a truly calming environment throughout your home. It pairs nicely with any colour palette, but most noticeably nude palettes and natural tones like Green.

And you don’t have to go completely rattan or cane. These materials work well with other pieces in your home too, including modern white furniture. They can also be miss matched with other wooden materials and finishes.

Rattan and Cane is a trend that can be easily adopted into your home, and with established furnishings and palettes too. Just popping a little rattan or cane in your home though soft finishes and small touches can bring a edge of 2020 this spring.

Here’s some gorgeous home pieces for every corner of your home.

Read : The Cane Craze – A Gorgeous can side table and more from Primark Homeware

Furniture Pieces

If you’re in need for some new furniture pieces, why not opt for some rattan or cane style items. These pieces lend well to any space and style. Equally perfect, Rattan and Cane bedroom furniture are perfect when wanting to create a peaceful and serine bedroom to relax and unwind in after a long day.

Soft Furnishings

If you’re not needing new furniture pieces, or not brave enough to have large aspects of Rattan or Cane, I have found some gorgeous soft furnishings that are perfect in incorporating the style.

These home pieces will once again suit any existing style!

A personal favorite is the wicker globe and gorgeous table lamp.

Storage baskets

If you are wanting to shoehorn into your space, and in need for a little more organisation, these storage baskets might just be what you’re looking for.

Rattan baskets are perfect storage items and can be used in any room of your home, including bathrooms and kitchens.

There are so many stunning Rattan and Cane style pieces to add to your home this Spring. Create a truly fresh, inviting and natural home this Spring with help from some of these gorgeous highstreet pieces.

Will you be incorporating the Rattan Trend into your home this Spring? What’s your favorite piece? As always, get chatting in the comment section below.

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The Cane Craze – Gorgeous Cane Side table and more from Primark Homeware.

Take a look at any home website or section in any high street store and you will find something in gorgeous cane. Yes, the cane furniture craze is certainly one to incorporate into your home in 2020. And yet many of us, me included ,can’t always keep up with the new trends, or at least our purses cant!
But, what if I told you that you could grab a gorgeous cane side table for just £18 at one of the highstreet fav stores?

Primark Homeware is offering a real steal!

Yup, Primark are coming to the rescue, as they always do, in our homeware woes. Their gorgeous new collection of natural yet stylish storage products are ones to grab pronto, and of course include that beautiful white and cane side table for just £18!!

The new collection hits stores immediately and offer us the chance to create a serine and organised home just in time for spring. Wicker baskets, candles, cushions, frames and so much more, this natural collection from one of the upcoming home sections will suit any space.

Starting from just £4, as always, Primark is offering the chance to have the lastest style at a fraction of the cost.

Now, can someone just convince my husband that this entire collection is a necessity? I need it now!

Let’s chat in the comments. What will you be purchasing from the new Primark Collection? Do you like the Cane Craze? What’s your fav homeware store? Is it Primark?

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Get productive in 2020 : Creating a office nook in any home

Make 2020 the year that you ace your working from home game, with a little help from the space you do it from.

It’s a little known fact that the environment you are within can have a huge impact on your productivity. And when conquering the world in 2020, you need somewhere that will help aid that productivity and even spur it on.

Having a space to spread the paperwork, fill with half mugs of coffee and of course doodle, jot down and make headway on your projects is worth more than you may realise.

Having somewhere you associate with work will help your mental attitude immensely when needing to settle down and get the job done.

But what makes the perfect work space? And how do you shoehorn that into your home if you haven’t already?

Whilst having a dedicated room would be ideal ( and I certainly envy those who are able too ), there are some spaces you may not have considered where you can sneak in a usable and efficient work space.

Read : Refreshing paint colours to incorporate into your home for 2020

Dining table spread

Lots of us, me included, have a lot of space that can be made and used on a dining table. This, of course has it’s downsides when dinner is due or your work takes over several evenings not just one.

But, if it’s your only choice, make it work for you.

Including some office storage in close proximity to your dining table, and charging options for laprops and those alike is a great addition. Using a cupboard in your sideboard will offer the storage space without sticking out like office wear in a dining space.

Utilizing your spare room

Of course, if you have the space, or a spare room without much purpose, creating a home office within it is the ticket. Whether you dedicate the whole room, or just a corner, a separate room to nestle down and work in certainly takes you away from other distractions like a telly or even cooking.

Not sure how to decorate it? Check this post out.

Read : 2019 Taught me Growth

Sneak it behind the couch

If you’re not lucky enough to have a spare room lying about your home, don’t panic, you can still incorporate a nifty workspace in the rooms you do have. With space saving furniture available from some of the high street brands, it’s never been easier to shoehorn a small, delicate desk to work from into your lounge – even if you don’t think you have the space.

Slimline ladder desks are a great idea when wanting to create a office nook, but low on space for a huge expanding desk. It also handily offers shelving and storage too.

Squeeze it in the hall

Whilst some homes are lucky to even have a hallway, sometimes they can be a great nook to place a desk and the shared computer. Whilst an expansive desk, numerous filing cabinets and endless storage is desired, it’s not needed and a hallway ladder desk might be the best option for your home.

It’s always a good idea to have a work space out of the way from distraction, and if you feel the dining table or a corner in your lounge won’t offer the peace and quiet you need, this might be your best option.

There really isn’t an excuse when it comes to shoehorning in an office nook in any home. It’s whether you need to, and how you work. If you struggle with distractions, or eager for a place to really spread out the paperwork, really consider a true office nook.

Decorate accordingly, play with textures and interest, and your creative and productive juices will be flowing in no time.

Do you have an office space in your home? Will 2020 be the year you give yourself a real space to conquer productivity? Get sharing in the comment section below.

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Refreshing paint colours you will want to incorporate into your home in 2020.

With a new year comes a new wave of trends, fashion and inspiration to consider when looking to update and refresh your home. And most of us do like to keep our home up to date and on trend as possible.

Of course this doesn’t mean repainting your whole house every year, but it can mean ditching some colours and incorporating a new palette using soft furnishings and final touches.

But what is on trend for 2020? What will we be seeing across the ‘gram, in our favorite homes and in interior stores across the UK?

Here’s some insight for the hottest palettes to hit the home interior scene in 2020 and what you should consider.
Read : Why you need to add perfect fit blinds into your space

Soft pastel natural tones

2020 is the year that soft pastel tones are back on trend. Following a long spell of dark rich tones, a bright natural palette may just be the change you are looking for. But don’t panic if you have heavy rich paints in your home, using this palette in your soft furnishings can lift the space into the 2020 trend.

The soft greens are a perfect shade to contrast previously dark palettes and will often create a more polished but defined look.

One thing I have noted is mixing and combining similar shades in one space can really add some depth and something we will see a lot in 2020. Having multiple, similar shades, used to feel clustered and jumbled, if correctly executed and combined well, it can really change the dynamic of your home.

Neutral Clay

Is the perfect warming colour to use in your home in 2020. With its versatility, it can be used in any space and combined with any colours you may already be keen to keep and use.

What I love most about this colour is that it can be as femine or masculine as desired. Pairing with rich blues or deep greys are perfect way to make it masculine. If you’re after a femminin touch, use light pinks and rich peach colours.

Deep Plum

Is a new, rich colour to incorporate into a home in 2020. It’s especially versatile and can be used in any space – although the dark, rich tone, make it a perfect colour for a snug lounge or bedroom.

Again, it’s a easy colour to combine with already purchased shades like grey. If wanting to create a whole new colour palette, consider pairing with soft pinks for a edgy, modern tone.

Rich Blue

Isn’t just a colour for a bathroom. Oh no. Rich, deep blues are perfect for a home that’s been lacking a little colour thanks to the Grey trend. Much like all the other colours, in can easily be incorporated into your current colour scheme, and feature as a standalone wall, or a overhaul of the dominant shade.

Really consider the size of your space and the light it receives when looking to use this colour though. Only certain rooms will be able to carry it throughout.

The 2020 colour palette looks to spring some bold and daring schemes, as well as subtle and muted tones too. It’s never been more popular to have a continuous colour scheme throughout your home, carrying bold, deep shades into the spaces that crave it.

What will you be incorporating into your home in 2020? What’s your favourite shade I’ve picked out? As always, share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Why you need to consider Perfect Fit blinds when re-decorating your space*

*This is a post in collaboration with Makemyblinds.co.uk

It was only a couple of months ago we completely over hauled our open space. We made some big changes, as well as corrected some of the interior mistakes we made, despite thinking they would work!

One of our biggest interior mistakes were curtains. We have huge windows and thought gorgeous, large, drooping curtains would suit the space, and the height better than anything. But they didn’t. They drowned the space, made the wall look cluttered and didn’t provide the privacy we needed.

Fast forward 2 and a bit years and we were taking the plunge with blinds – and boy were they better. But why should you really consider Perfect fit blinds in your space? Are blinds the way to go when looking for privacy in your home? Stay tuned, I have everything you need to know when looking to swap your curtains to blinds.

So many styles

Blinds *used* to be pretty restrained in the style section. And unless you wanted a office feel, or a up down roller one, there wasn’t that much choice to be had. Safe to say, the styles you now choose from has expanded hugely and well, a blind style can be found to suit any space, and decor trend.

On trend and suited for any modern home are wooden slated blinds. These are perfect if you want something subtle, useful and not too distracting from the decor in the rest of your space. What’s better, these blinds can be installed in any room, so if you’re on the look out for a uniformed blind to use across your entire home, this is the one for you.

Think of your TV

Blinds offer more privacy and coverage than curtains ever could. They efficiently shield your TV from the sun, and offers privacy during the evenings. Whats better, with a perfect fit blind, you’ll never have the seem of the curtain, or the gap of the window to worry about. Which can be hugely annoying if it reflects on the telly!

Streamlined look

Whilst curtains might add a bit more character to a window, there is nothing more satisfying to look at, or streamlined, than blinds that are made for the window. Perfectly fitting to your window, they can really finish off the look of your new, re-decorated space.

It’s not just windows

Whilst windows are what most people consider for blinds, using made to measure blinds for the likes of patio doors are a great consideration when offering your room some much needed privacy. They can even be attached and installed to the door itself so they neither take space in the room, and can be used on only one door or even when the doors are open!

You don’t have to ditch the curtains

Whilst many people think you either have one or the other, layered windows have grown ever popular and are a great idea if you want to add warmth, texture and softness to your space. Some times, perfect fit blinds in large windows, recesses and doors can make the space feel very sparse. But that shouldn’t stop you from getting the best privacy and coverage from the daylight. Whilst your curtains may become a more decoration piece rather than a useful one, it will give you the softness your space is looking for.

Curtains vs Blinds is always a dilemma when looking to dress windows and one we have struggled with when first moving into our home. And even after consideration, we chose wrong at first. Blinds are most certainly the best foot forward in any modern home, especially ones that can be perfectly fitted to the size and shape of the window. What’s better, they can be purchased for doors including patio and bi-folding so there is never a space you have to endure lack of privacy or coverage.