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Bodie and Fou decorative roller blinds

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Blue tree design roller blindBrown and cream bottle design window blindPink bird design window roller blind

If you’ve got a window in need of a roller blind, then forget boring old plain ones. These wonderful decorative roller blinds will provide all the essential window privacy you need, whilst also jazzing up the space with a great design.

The stylish contemporary roller blinds are available in a choice of designs – a simple blue tree, a bottle design and birds on a wire, which is available in pink or blue.

For rooms where you’ve got limited space available to add art to the wall, the roller blinds are a great alternative. The bottle design, in particular, almost looks like you’ve got an extra cupboard of shelves filled with bottles.

The Love is Blind decorative roller blinds are available from Bodie and Fou and are priced at £80.

Frosted window film helps increase privacy

Friday, February 12th, 2010
Increase your privacy

Increase your privacy

We recently had an email from Elaine asking if we had any ideas for  increasing privacy in an overlooked window of her home. As it’s a rental property, she can’t change the window - the landlord wasn’t keen on a blind being put up and she doesn’t like net curtains.

One practical way that we’ve come up with for dealing with the problem is to use frosted glass film. It’s easy to use, and can be removed again without leaving unwanted marks, and produces an effect on the window like frosted glass. It’s a good way of adding a bit of extra privacy to glass windows or doors and won’t cost a fortune to do.

You can buy frosted glass film in various shops and DIY stores and it comes in rolls of different sizes and lengths. Brume, at Not On The High Street, has this plain frosted glass film available in a 1m or 2m roll.

Leafy silk window panel

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
Stunning window panel

Stunning window panel

If you want to feel like you’re living in the leafy countryside, when you’re actually based in the heart of a city, then this window panel could help virtually transport you.

Made from 100% silk, the window panel features a lovely fresh green leaf image with the sun shining through it, and it’s been digitally printed onto the silk.

It’s designed by Ella Doran (the same person that designed the smarties worktop saver we featured recently) and the standard size is 130cm by 245cm. It’s also available as a blackout roller blind too or you can have a particular silk panel size made for you.

To get this leafy backdrop in your window, you’ll need to part with £145 over at Ella Doran’s shop.

Venice shower curtain

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
Take a shower in Italy

Take a shower in Italy

I’m not the biggest fan of shower curtains – I much prefer screens – but if you’ve got to have a curtain, then this Venice shower curtain is a great alternative.

The curtain has a wonderful view of typical Venice architecture, complete with canal activity, and could help transport you away from your bathroom to the wonderful Italian city.

It’s available to purchase from Rockett St George for £30.

If Venice doesn’t do it for you, then the shower curtain is also available depicting other worldwide destinations, including Paris, Las Vegas, London and Brooklyn.

Sunset canvas and blinds

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
Inspiring sunset sky

Inspiring sunset sky

There’s nothing like witnessing a truly stunning sunset and it’s no wonder that sunset themed photos and pictures are popular in homes.

This gorgeous golden sunset image is available from Artylicious as a canvas – they have three sizes available ranging in price from £35.99 to £74.99.

But as a clever extra option, you can also have the design printed onto a roller blind – so as you roll down the blind to shut out the cold and dark, the bleak view outside gets replaced by this wonderful sunset scene inside.

It would be especially nice if you live in the middle of a city and nowhere near the coast, as you can bring this sunset sea image into your home.

Prices for the printed blinds vary, depending on the size you need. If the sunset isn’t your cup of tea, Artylicious have plenty of other designs to choose from, or you could provide them with an image of your choice to digitally print on a blind for you.

John Lewis Isadora curtains

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
Colourful Isadora curtains

Colourful Isadora curtains

Curtains can be vastly expensive, especially if you need them made to measure. For anyone with standard sized windows, then ready made curtains are a great option.

We rather like these Isadora curtains from John Lewis. They feature warm, autumnal shades of red and terracotta, along with natural shades of cream and grey. The colourful spots are on a neutral background

From a distance, they may seem like purely spotted curtains. But to add additional interest, each of the spots has a pattern or design added in to it. Some are circular, or geometric patterns, others have subtle leaf designs.

The Isadora curtains have a pencil pleat top, one of the standard curtain finishings, which fit with many types of curtain pole. They’re available in six different size measurements and prices start at £68 per pair.

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