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How to clean vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are renowned for gracing rooms with an elegant and sleek look, whilst offering excellent shade and light control. But keeping them in a clean and attractive state can prove troublesome if you’re not clued up on the right tips and tricks. That’s why we’ve put together this essential guide, telling you all you need to know on how to clean vertical blinds. Here we will list the key do’s and don’ts, as well as describing the best techniques for keeping your blinds in good shape.   Do’s Do contribute a few minutes each week to their upkeep. Regular dusting…

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Blinds and Shutters: keeping your home cool this summer

Whilst the warm weather is a blessing outside, it can be a burden inside if your home is not geared up to keep out the heat. To stop you from blasting out the air conditioning all season, sometimes just choosing the right blinds can make a huge difference to the temperature of your home. That’s why we’ve put together this simple  guide to the best blinds and shutters to keep you home cool this summer, along with some general tips about how you can conserve energy using your blinds and shutters. Best blinds and shutters to keep out the summer heat…

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Our Blinds Buying Process and How Our Wooden Venetian Blinds Are Made

There are many different styles of blinds on the market now, and here at Angel Blinds and Shutters, we supply a whole range of various designs for you to choose from, ranging from our high quality wooden shutters to our more cost-effective roller blinds. All our blinds and shutters are stylish and versatile, with specific styles to suit different rooms and requirements. Not only that, but because all of our blinds are made-to-measure, you can be sure of perfectly fitting blinds, without having to worry about material overhanging or looking untidy. But you might be wondering how we go about providing…

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How to Clean and Care for Wooden Venetian Blinds

There is nothing quite like real wood, Venetian blinds. Their natural aesthetic looks beautiful in any room and can complement any interior you may have. Aside from their appearance, they are also an excellent option in terms of practicality. They can improve the energy efficiency of your home and are easy to clean too. Keep reading our article for a simple step-by-step guide on how to keep your wooden Venetian blinds clean and in excellent condition.   Spots and stains First, check to see if there are any spots or stains on the slats. If you do see any, try following…

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Motorised Blinds and their Uses

When it comes to decorating your house with soft furnishings, such as blinds, it can be easy to go for the conventional, manually-operated blinds, as a standard go-to choice. However, motorised blinds are certainly on the uprise now, with their benefits becoming more and more known. So in this month’s article, we’re going to discuss the benefits of motorised blinds in more depth, so you can see if it is something that would appeal to you, or help make your life a little easier. How do motorised blinds work? The basics of motorised blinds are fairly straight forwards. Using electric power,…

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Drapes vs Blinds vs Curtains

Prior to choosing a new window dressing for your home or business, you will need to establish whether drapes, blinds or curtains best suit your requirements. As such, the experts here at Angel Blinds have put together this article comparing each, so you can decide which fits with your needs, taste and budget. What are the benefits of blinds? With an extensive range of blinds available, you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding on a fabric, colour or pattern. Delivering on both performance and style, blinds can instantly transform the look of any room, whilst improving the functionality of the room….

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How to Paint Window Shutters

When considering painting the shutters at your property, there are a number of things to take into account. To create a good, even and professional finish, it is important to do the relevant preparation and groundwork, use the correct techniques and provide the quality aftercare needed to make the new colour on your shutters look as good as it can. Here, we run through the stages required to paint your shutters correctly: Wash and dry Before you can think about painting your shutters in their existing state, you need to give them a thorough clean. Before starting your clean, use a…

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2016 Colour Design Trends: Blinds and Shutters

If you’re setting up home for the first time, or you’re sprucing up an old room to give it a more contemporary feel, you’ll no doubt be contemplating what textures and colours complement one another. However, something that is practical might not necessarily be modern or on-trend this year.   Each year, Angel Blinds and Shutters look ahead to the upcoming design trends for blinds and shutters, so you can see what colours and design are ‘in’ for 2016. Wood effect The natural texture of wood is not only stylish, but elegant too. Guaranteed to accompany a whole array of different…

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Why do Blinds Turn Yellow?

Blinds have the ability to perfectly finish off a room with their clean lines and beautiful shades. They are a worthwhile investment, but like any other fixtures or fittings in the home, blinds will collect dust, fluff and bits of debris, so it’s important to make sure you regularly clean them. However,  even if you are an avid cleaner of your blinds, there is unfortunately still the chance that they could turn yellow over time. So why do blinds go yellow? Your first instinct might be to assume that the yellowing is due to poor quality materials, however,  this isn’t the…

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How to Lighten a Dark Room

Natural light is proven to have many benefits to your health and without it, we would soon start to feel groggy, tired and stressed. However, there can be places in the home that are a little on the dark side, whether it’s because it’s winter and daylight hours are limited, or it could be due to a dark interior design, a small room or a north/south facing house. Either way, these rooms could probably benefit from being spruced up, whether you’re physically letting more light into the room, or redecorating to give it a light and fresh feel. So let’s take…

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Which Blinds Should I Buy for Wet Areas?

With so many different blind styles to choose from, you don’t have to worry about finding the right kind for your room. However, what you do have to be aware of is finding the right style of blind that is suitable in terms of functionality and practicality, so it will last you a long time. When it comes to rooms that easily get wet or are prone to damp, such as bathrooms and even kitchens to a certain extent, it’s important to be aware of which style of blind is best suited to the sorts of conditions this room will be…

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Child Safety: What to consider when buying new blinds

In a previous article, we discussed the steps to follow to make your blinds child friendly. Keeping in line with the child safety theme, this month we’re going to look at the different types of blinds and mechanisms that are best for child safety in your home, so that your pets and children can stay safe and sound in the comfort of their home.     When it comes to child safety, the most important blinds features to look out for is no operating cord or chain, or at least a concealed or tension cord system, as these pose no threat…

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