During covid-19 many homeowners have taken on the new role of the ‘home renovators’ and rightly so. Renovating your home can have many positive benefits, from improving mental and physical health to improving the efficiency of our day to day lives. Some of the smallest changes can have the biggest impact.
If you’ve had the same interior decor for the last few years, it’s probably time to give it a refresh, and what better time to do it. Ordering blinds, curtains, accessories and furniture online couldn’t be easier.
Interior Design Starters
If you’ve never done any decorating at all, you might feel that you don’t know how or where to start, but most likely you’ve got an end in mind.
First things first, put paper to pen. Start by drawing out a rough sketch of the room you are renovating and a small outline of each piece of furniture. This doesn’t have to be award winning, but a rough idea of the size of furniture compared to the overall room or space.
Next, identify your style and then select a color scheme around your theme. Do you want to go for calming neutrals or sleek contemporary. Starting with what you already have in place is good. For example, if you are keeping the wooden floorboards or the grey carpet, try and choose colours and styles that will compliment it.
Changing your curtains and blinds, along with complimentary assessors can really bring your room together. If you can’t remember the last time you changed your blinds, it’s probably time for a refresh!
Most high quality blinds and materials, under normal circumstances, should last for many years providing you take good care of them, and providing that any mechanical features are also properly maintained.
Top 5 Indicators Your Blinds Need Changing
- Healthy Home, Healthy Heart
Blinds and curtains, specifically venetian blinds, can gather dirt and dust easily. General dusting and cleanliness will help to keep most of the dust at bay, but we recommend a deeper clean twice per year where you thoroughly clean the material and the attachments, leaving your home super hygienic and reducing the spread of bugs, germs and bacteria.
Warm soapy water, using fragrance free detergent, is perfect to wipe down the slats on venetian blinds. Add a splash of fresh lemon juice to give a natural fragrance that won’t damage the material. We recommend a gentle wash for curtains, using the same products.
- Sun Damage
Similar to our tender skin, blinds and curtains are constantly exposed to the sun, particularly when there are multiple windows in one room. Whilst there are some tips and tricks to reduce sun damage to your blinds, there will be obvious signs of damage after years of sun exposure.
Roman blinds can be particularly prone to sun damage, exposing the faded material when the blind is fully extended. If you start to notice this on your blinds, it may be time to give them a revamp.
- Trends, Seasons and Fashions
Whilst interior design trends are constantly evolving, there is no need to have a new pair of blinds for each month of the year. However, homeowners typically redecorate and renovate their homes every 5 years and it’s important that your blinds don’t get left out.
Why not try out a new style, design or pattern to compliment your new sofa. Think outside the box and get creative. Ordering fresh samples can be a great way to spark your interior design imagination.
- Every Colour of the Rainbow
If you’re planning your interior design around the colour of your sofa and you notice you’ve got every colour of the rainbow splashed throughout your blinds or curtains, it may be time to opt for something that coordinates a little better. A great way to find complimentary colours is to identify which colours are opposite on the colour wheel, it doesn’t work with every colour, but it’s a great place to start.
Whether you’re looking for living room blinds or conservatory blinds you can transform any room in your house when you add a beautiful set of made to measure blinds or curtains. The perfect blinds can make your house a home – they’ll help you maintain your privacy, control sunlight and add a touch of personality to your home.
This post has originally been featured in Residence Style.