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….Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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