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Which Blinds are Best for Privacy?

Although blinds have various uses within the home, there is one primary function that stands out above all the others and is the main reason why we need to purchase blinds: for privacy. Whether your house backs onto a main road, is overlooked by other houses or you simply need your privacy for when the daylight fades, we all have a need for blinds to shelter us from the outdoors. From Venetian to faux wood and roller, ultimately, all different blind styles offer privacy, however some will provide more privacy than others due to the type of material they are made…

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How to block light from a skylight

Skylights and roof windows are becoming increasingly popular, and not just in loft conversions. Perfect for letting more light into a room and opening a space up, roof windows are ideal for low-pitched roofs, and if decorated with the right blind, they can finish your room off beautifully. As stylish and practical they may be, if you need a little less light, or a little less heat, here’s a few tips to help. What blinds are suitable? With a wide range of blind styles suitable for skylights, you aren’t limited by choice at all. Velux offers a huge range of skylight…

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Pairing Blinds and Curtains – which blinds should I buy?

Whether you already have blinds and are considering curtains as well, or you have curtains and are considering introducing blinds, the two can work well together to create the perfect window dressing solution for different rooms in the house. Each with their own attributes, if the right combination is paired together then pairing blinds and curtains can complement one another beautifully and put the final finishing touches to a room. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why they work so well together and some of the style combinations we recommend. Practicalities Sometimes curtains just aren’t enough on their…

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How to Maintain your Wooden Plantation Shutters

Wooden plantation shutters can be fitted for either decorative or functional reasons, but either way, the majority of homeowners want them to look the best they can possibly look at all times. If you don’t keep on top of cleaning them, they can soon lose their beauty and charm that once attracted you to them in the first place.   Wooden shutters unfortunately do tend to collect more dirt than other types of shutter, such as faux wood or PVC shutters, so you will find that you have to them more frequently. However, if painted to a high standard, wooden plantation…

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Troubleshooting : How to Fix Roller Blinds

If your roller blind has started to show signs of any problems, then keep reading our article as we troubleshoot some common roller blind problems, so you will know exactly what to do to fix them, should you come across any of these problems… My blind won’t open This requires increased tension of the spring. Take the blind down from its bracket Remove the cap over the pin Tighten the pin as much as it will allow to be tightened Replace the cap and place the blind back My blind rolls up too slowly/quickly This indicates a problem with the tension…

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Vertical Blinds – still a popular and practical option for your home

Vertical blinds still remain one of the most popular yet practical blind solutions in the home. They offer the ultimate in style and function with the utmost practicality too, giving you an all-round excellent blind for your windows, regardless of which room you may need them for. Modern living Many modern properties and new builds now have large areas of glass (i.e bi-folding doors, patio/French doors, large windows etc.) that are not only visually pleasing to look at but they also encourage the flow of natural light; cleverly creating the illusion of more space. However, although there are many benefits to…

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Made to Measure Blinds for Unusually Shaped Windows

Different shaped windows, such as arched and curved, offer originality and can really make a property stand out from the rest. However, when it comes to finding blinds to fit these unusual shaped windows, it can be tricky knowing which style to opt for in order to get full coverage and privacy when needed. The team at Angel Blinds are going to talk through the blind styles we recommend for your awkwardly shaped windows, so you don’t have to worry about ill-fitting blinds spoiling your windows beautiful appearance. Pleated blinds If the majority of the window is a rectangular shape, then…

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Mind the gap: 5 advantages of made to measure blinds

When it comes to buying new blinds for your home, generally speaking there are two options available to you: made to measure or off the shelf. Off the shelf are the ready made option, packaged up and all made to the same specification, whereas made to measure offers you the flexibility to have a blind that meets your  exact needs and is tailored to your specific requirements. So, let’s take a closer look at the benefits of made to measure blinds so you can be best informed to make the right decision. Better size and fit Very few windows actually come…

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Lining Options for Made to Measure Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are an extremely popular blind style for many homeowners as they offer similar aesthetics to curtains but with the simple functionality of a blind. With made to measure Roman blinds, they can even be tailored to meet your exact needs. This includes the addition of an extra lining that is tightly woven to create a thicker blind that can be advantageous in many different ways. Linings can be added to the back of your existing blinds, so if you love your Roman blinds as they are and don’t want to trade them in for a blind that already has…

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Buying Advice: Which blinds are easy to maintain?

Window blinds are ideal for many homeowners. They are a modern and practical alternative to curtains and come in a whole range of different styles, from faux wood to the simple roller blind. If you’re in the middle of choosing the right window dressing option for your home, then it’s best to write down your list of requirements as this will help you make your mind up as to which style is right for you and the room. One important requirement for many is for a blind that is easy to maintain. Taking this into consideration, we’ve come up with some…

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Ideal Home Show 2015 – Interior Design Room Sets and Mood Boards

For over 100 years, The Ideal Home Show has been helping British homeowners improve their homes in many different ways, and this year’s show was no exception. This year’s show held back in March/April at the Olympia London saw some of the finest examples of modern living, spread across seven different areas including : Interiors Home improvements Gardens Food & housewares Technology Fashion & beauty Shopping Room sets and mood boards Mood boards are becoming increasingly popular in the interior design world and many designers, like the ones at this year’s Ideal Home Show, start their ‘look’ by creating a mood…

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Save Energy with Duette and Honeycomb Blinds

With energy prices constantly on the rise, it can often leave homeowners feeling like they are victims, exploited by these rising prices! With this in mind, there is now more emphasis on ways you can improve your homes energy efficiency, so that you don’t have to fall subject to expensive energy bills dropping through your letterbox every month. Duette (honeycomb) blinds A survey carried out by leading blind manufacturer, Duette, revealed that a staggering 50% of domestic heat is lost through windows, as frames and sills allow heat to seep out. So what is the solution? In the ideal world, everybody…

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