Roses are red, violets are blue... take your inspiration from nature
Nature never fails to produce something new and interesting. If you’re struggling with style choices and want to keep it simple, why not take your inspiration from nature?
Unusual window shapes that will give your home style
A beautiful window can become a work of art – a unique shaped break in the wall that provides a stunning view to the outside while also providing a room with light and air. Whether simply framing your front door or following the angles of your ceiling, varying the shape of your windows can enhance the feeling and style of your home.
If you hesitate at the thought of using unusual shaped windows in your home, don’t let the difficulties of finding window dressings be the reason.
The 4 F's to consider when choosing window dressings for your kitchen
In a room that is a central to the home as the kitchen is, packed with appliances, hard surfaces and solid cabinets, window dressings tend to be the main source of softness and a touch of decoration for that space.
To ensure that your kitchen succeeds in both functionality and style, here are four things you’ll want to consider when choosing your window dressings.
Take it to the next level - 6 ways the right window coverings will transform your home
When it comes to choosing the right coverings for your windows, they need to be able to serve more than one purpose. It’s as much about functionality as it is about looks. No matter the type, window dressings meet many needs and can be one of the best ways to transform and refresh a room. They are a big player in a room’s overall feeling; being able to soften or change the ambience of a room when either open or closed.
Don’t believe us? Here are 6 simple, yet impactful ways the right choice of window coverings can transform your home.
Where there's a window, there's a way! How to choose the best window dressings for your home
Whether you’ve just finished building your new home or looking to give your home an updated look, there’s a lot of important things to consider when choosing the best dressings for your windows. Here are some of key aspects that you should definitely take into account.
Three, simple ways to dress your windows to impress!
Windows provide shelter, protect our homes from the elements and allow us to bring views of the outdoors, indoors.
But while practical, that doesn’t mean our windows have to look boring! We can decorate our windows with dressings that help to express the mood and décor of our home, or enhance the ambience of a room by introducing different textures and colours.
Our "Do's" and "Don'ts" for your child's bedroom windows
When it comes to options for window treatments, there is no shortage of choices. But when you throw a toddler or young child into the mix, things get a little more complicated. Your needs tend to change. You want something fashionable but safe; pretty but also practical; clever in design but also long lasting. Before you know it, you’ve got quite a long list on your hands.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’re here to help – here’s our shortlist of things to consider when choosing window dressings for your child’s bedroom.
What's on trend? Minimalist Design - what, why and how does it work?
You’ve probably heard the term ‘minimalism’ thrown around a bit lately – but do you know exactly what it is?
In the world of interior design minimalism is a clean, organised look. One of the best things about minimalist design is that you must get rid of the clutter, to showcase beautiful furniture, flooring, window dressings and artwork.
New Year, New Windows! It's time to give your windows a makeover
It’s around this time of year that we feel inspired to start afresh and take on the new year with a renewed sense of purpose. We set goals and ambitions for the year, and changes we’d like to make. Quite often, we like to start these changes in the home.
White, white everywhere - except on the windows!
The colours you choose for window dressings can transform a space. Next to your white walls, you can lift any room in your house to its full potential by choosing colourful, bold colours and patterns that turn your windows into a feature.
Bringing the outdoors, indoors with a touch of colour
Colours have the power to create certain states of mind. They give us energy; make us feel happy, warm, safe, and calm.
Colours can be described in palettes, schemes, and temperatures. If you’re struggling with a colour choice and want to keep it simple, why not take inspiration from nature.
Making it more 'home' than 'office' - how to bring some warmth to your study
Working from home has fast become a popular choice for workers.
When decking out your home office, surround yourself with things that inspire you. By using objects and furnishings that make you feel good, you’ll find yourself wanting to spend more time in your study – while also getting work done.
What to do with all this free time... better get cleaning!
Surprise, surprise, windows get dirty. More to the point, blinds get dirty. Dusting and cleaning your blinds tends to be one of those chores that doesn’t get ticked off too often. But when you compare with other cleaning chores around the home it isn’t that big of a task.
So while you’ve got all this free time over the Christmas-New Year break, here are some simple cleaning tips to help you give give your blinds a ‘freshen up’.
Hello 2018! Before we jump in, let's look back on the inspirations of 2017
Can you believe it, another year done! But before we kick off 2018, I thought it might be a good idea to take a look back at all of the inspirations 2017 had for us and our homes.
How to make your entrance say, 'Welcome Home!'
Creating a warm feeling of welcome, starting from the front door, can have a big impact on the rest of your house. Think about it – the larger and more impressive the entrance, the greater the impact.
You can use warm colours, glass panels and windows with your front door to make a statement and capture attention. These features are also great for giving your house both street appeal and impressive feeling once inside.
Texture is your friend - 3 ways you can use it in your home
The way something feels by touch can provoke a number of emotions – admit it, there’s no better feeling than snuggling up
in a soft, fluffy blanket. But, the effect of texture isn’t restricted to touch. It also has a visual appeal.
Window dressings - how do you know what is right for your home?
Curtains, shutters, blinds. Sheers, wooden and fabric. White, brown, blue.
When it comes to dressing windows, the choices (and combinations!) seem endless. Depending on your own preferences and whether you care what is considered ‘on trend’, window dressings today can be tailored and personalised to suit any size, shape, configuration, colour, material etc. But before you even get to that, you need to decide on the type of dressing you want.
Family-friendly room doesn't have to mean unfashionable
Conversing with friends, watching television as a family, or enjoying the breeze coming in from outside – we tend to spend a lot of time in the family room socialising and being together so it’s important that it feels inviting, comfortable and simply a nice room to be in. But family-friendly doesn’t have to mean unfashionable. It is a lively space in the home and so its design should reflect that.
Blinds for windows at any angle
Angled windows have become the perfect way to modernise any home and are gaining popularity due to the number of design benefits they offer – acting as a unique feature in a home, giving more access to natural light, making a space feel more open and giving you access to views you wouldn’t think possible.
Perhaps the one reason for being hesitant to use angled windows is managing privacy and light control, while also trying to keep your home protected from the elements. This is where we can help!
Dressing your windows with patterned blinds
Blinds can be decorative, functional or both. Whether you’re looking for window dressings that provide more privacy, or better light control, or that can be tailored to suit any window shape; don’t be afraid to dress them up with a touch of decoration.
When it comes to blinds and the choice of colours, textures, patterns – you can be as bold as you want. Patterns in particular are a great way to make a statement without overwhelming or dominating a space.
3 Spring window treatments that will make you smile
After a long cold Canberra winter, we’re getting to that point where we can see the signs of spring around us. The wattles are starting to flower and the bulbs are coming out in the garden.
Here are 3 spring window suggestions that will brighten your house and chase the winter blues away.
Green with envy! That’s what will happen when your neighbours see these blinds
Manufactured in Germany to the highest standards, these beautiful blinds are perfect for the harsh Australian climate.
4 stunning photos to inspire your child's room
Children spend a lot of time in their bedrooms - sleeping, playing or studying. The space should therefore not only reflect their personalities, but also grow with them. Here are 4 beautiful children’s spaces to inspire you.
Colour psychology - bright and beautiful to reflect your mood
Did you know there’s a field of Psychology called ‘Design Psychology’? It uses interior design to improve the way people feel. People find certain colours and textures more pleasant than others and being in a place that makes us feel good is good for our mental health.
A tip for dealing with those little windows in hallways, landings and entrances
Very often you are faced with a design challenge in the form of long and narrow windows in those areas where the eye is naturally drawn – a focal point at the end of hallway; a landing on a staircase; or even right at the front door.
Spring colour fashion for your windows!
While good quality blinds are more than just fashion for your windows; there’s no harm in combining energy efficiency with a great look!
3 ways to dress your kitchen in style
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. We tend to spend a lot of time in our kitchen; cooking, eating, entertaining, so
why not take the time to look for the right accessories.
Whether you want more privacy, want light control or just want to compliment the space, your window blinds can be both stylish and practical.
Spring is here - why not invite it in!
Winter is over; Spring is here so why not welcome it in style! After a cold and frosty winter (one of the joys of living in Canberra!), you might find that it’s time to transform your home and you need a little inspiration.
Take a look outside and be inspired by the new season; incorporate pastel colours, florals and interesting patterns.
Are your windows in shape?
Windows in a home do more than let natural light and air in – if you asked an architect, I’m sure they’d tell you that a window
has the ability to transform a space and change the entire feel or a room or hallway.
3 shades of pink to brighten your home this Spring
Do you know what the 10 top colours for Spring 2017 are?
Did you even know there were 10 top colours for Spring 2017?
Among the top 10 for this year, there are 3 distinct shades of pink – Pale Dogwood, Hazelnut and Pink Yarrow.
How to turn your everyday bathroon into a retreat
There’s nothing better than slipping into a deep, warm bath (bubbles optional!) after a hard day at work. Taking the time to pamper yourself, reflect or even let your mind wander from the cares of a busy day at the office.
This is easy to do with just a few simple tricks to give your bathroom the feeling of a relaxing retreat.