Set Your Home Office Space Up Right With The Best Blinds

At the start of the UK lockdown, nearly 50% of people in employment were asked to work at home. We spent 12-18 months turning dining tables, bedroom side units or even our laps into offices. Zoom calls with digitally enhanced backgrounds and half-dressed uniforms became the norm. And, it seems that this home working situation may be sticking around for longer. Of the UK’s 50 biggest employers, nearly all of them had no plans to ask their workers to return to the office on a full-time basis. In response to this, the need for home offices has increased significantly and so is the need to find practical and effective ways to boost productivity while you get through the latest items on your To-Do list. 

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The 3 Best Blinds To See You Through Summer 2021

After everything that we’ve been through over the past 12-18 months, we’re convinced that Summer 2021 is going to be the best one ever. Being able to hug, socialise indoors and have your loved ones visit in your own home – there really is nothing better than that. And so, we thought it was a good time to pass on our wisdom when it comes to dressing up your home for the endless list of guests lined up on your ‘Must-See’ list. In today’s blog, we’ll go over the 3 best blinds you need to consider, both practically and aesthetically. 

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Spring 2021 – What Window Blind Trends Should You Be Following?

Warmer weather is on its way here in the UK. And, whenever we move into a new season, it’s inevitable that interior design trends do so too. Spring 2021 will be one to remember after over a year of being cooped up in our homes. This newfound freedom is driving people to do the things they’ve always wanted to do – invest time in their physical health, build summer homes in their gardens and redecorate those rooms they’ve always disliked. Here at Shop4Blinds, we believe that new window blinds should be at the top of your focus list when it comes to bringing new trends and styles into your home. This is why we’ve pulled together this blog to show you all the newest trends this season and how you can bring them to life with your window blinds. 

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Our tips for matching your roller blinds with curtains

Our range of window blinds are all designed to meet your needs – no matter what room they’re hung in. However, in recent years, we’ve noticed more and more people pairing them with curtains as well and we love it! The ability to benefit from all of the goodness that window blinds have to offer with the added coverage and style from longer drapes of fabric too. In today’s blog post, we thought we’d pull together the expertise of our Shop4Blinds team and bring you our tips for matching/pairing your roller blinds with curtains. 

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Bay windows & vertical blinds = the perfect combination

If you’re lucky enough to have bay windows in your home, finding the right window blind to cover them can make a drastic difference. Roller blinds, wooden blinds, shutters and more – there are a host of options available on the market. However, our favourite has to be the humble vertical blinds. Offering light control, privacy and endless style, we’re convinced that they should be a consideration when it comes to redesigning your bay windows. 

Bay windows overlooking a street - perfect for vertical blinds
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Styling a home using our FREE blind fabric samples

Is it time to refresh or remodel a corner of your home? Perhaps you’ve just bought a doerr-upper and are starting from scratch? Or, perhaps there’s something about the living room/bedroom/dining room that doesn’t feel like it’s quite working? Hear us out when we say it could be your window coverings. Enter our free blind fabric samples. Read on and let us show you how to breathe new life into your home today. 

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The Shop4Blinds Neutral Window Blinds Edit

Neutral tones. No matter how far we wander from traditional style, there’s something eternally alluring about neutral colours in interior design. Whether it’s because of their versatility or the fact that there’s few rooms that don’t look stylish in their hues, we’re confident this is a trend that’s here to stay. In line with our goal to inspire your interior design with the right window blinds, we’ve pulled together this neutral window blinds edit – with our tips and tricks to styling your new window coverings easily. 

Shop4Blinds | Neutral Window Blinds Edit
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3 Tips For Maintaining Your Wooden Blinds

Wooden blinds have an undeniable allure. They are classic, elegant and practical – perfect for nearly every room in the home. And, here at Shop4Blinds, they have to be one of our favourite types of window covering. With any addition to your home, it needs to work both practical and aesthetically. Busy family homes have little time to be undertaking long-winded and complex maintenance routines to keep their homes looking pristine. However, there’s no denying that proper care for your window blinds will ensure they stay working for many years to come. 

White wooden blinds in a bedroom
Shop4Blinds | Wooden Blinds
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What Window Blinds Are On Trend In 2021?

While we may have left behind the bleakest year of many of our lives, 2021 is certainly not a year without restrictions. Over the past 12 – 14 months, we have spent more time inside our homes and interior renovations have become rife. Houzz has reported a 58% uplift in project leads for home professionals. Other reports note that an approximate £55 billion was spent on renovations since the lockdown restrictions began back in March 2020. We are a nation obsessed with improving the four walls around us. At Shop4Blinds, we’re passionate about the impact that window blinds can have on any room. From bedrooms through to offices and kitchens alike, blinds are a cost-effective and easily installed solution to help you build a home to love every single day.

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How to make the Pantone Colour of The Year 2021 work in your home

At the end of 2020, Pantone announced their Colour of The Year for 2021. They surprised us all by choosing 2 colours for this unprecedented year – 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and 13-0647 Illuminating.. Pantone called them:

A marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting’.

Pantone Colour of The Year 2021 - Illuminating and Ultimate Grey
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