Design Notebook

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Design Notebook

Welcome to our notebook, full of our ideas and passions. We care about creating beautiful window coverings as you care about creating an elegant home.

Size Matters – How to Create the Illusion of Space in Your Home

For most homes, tips on how to make a room look bigger are always welcome. Whether you live in a one bedroomed apartment or palatial country pile more space (or even the illusion of it) can improve wellbeing, comfort and even save you money. General Tips for the Whole...…

How to Choose the Right Awnings for Your Home

Some things Europeans do very well. And one of them is outdoor living. From an early morning breakfast as the sun comes up to keeping the last of the heat lingering at the end of a September evening, take a cue from our continental cousins and choose a canopy...…

Our Newest Innovation Arrives…

We admit it, we like to think we’re pretty good at innovation. We sort of built the company on it. In fact, since we created aluminium blinds in 1947 we’ve kept pushing to stretch the idea of what we can bring to the home. In 1991 Silhouette® Shades reinvented the...…

Top Energy Efficiency Tips that Will Save You a Fortune

Most of us probably imagine we do a good job of monitoring our home’s energy consumption, but a quick look at energy saving facts tells a different story. The average UK home spends at least £30 a year just leaving their appliances on standby. Almost every room in the...…

Eight of the Best Cosy Living Room Ideas for Autumn

When we have finally given up on the idea of an eternal summer and the commute from home or school becomes dimmer every day our thoughts turn to creating a welcoming respite. Start then with the scene of most of our waking hours with these cosy living room ideas....…

Smart Homes – How Home Automation is Set to Change Your Life

Tech-led home design used be the provision of the super rich and Bond villains. Now a whole wave of new products have hit the market set to transform your home into an intelligent environment that will predict your needs, smooth your days and make your money work harder.  So...…

Best Natural Ways to Wake Up Feeling Refreshed

We’ve all had those nights where we’re convinced we’ve never slept a wink. Despite the helplessness you may feel in the early hours there are lots of small changes you can make to make your home a restful sleep sanctuary. Get in the Zone Getting into healthy sleep habits...…

Seven Essential Steps to Planning the Perfect Bathroom

Regardless of what’s new in bathroom design, a bathroom that kicks off your day with both time-saving thoughtful convenience and uplifting décor takes some careful planning. You need to get some fundamental elements in place to elevate your bathroom from functional to fantastic. Not as complicated as it sounds;...…

Getting Your Baby to Sleep through the Night

A new baby in the house is a wonderful, and exhausting thing. Most new parents at some point pour over books on baby sleep training, wondering ‘how to get my baby to sleep through the night’. The reasons can vary as baby grows and sleep patterns change, but the...…

Essential Advice for Choosing Kitchen Blinds

Window coverings are an essential decorating choice when planning your dream kitchen. They need to be durable as well as stylish, reliable, easy to clean and manage the ravages of a home’s hub. Whichever decorating way you choose to go, read our kitchen blinds essentials before you add this...…

Making Concrete Decisions

Hard-wearing and always super slick, concrete is a beloved cornerstone of minimalist design. And yet, surprisingly family friendly and warm, it makes a great option in most schemes. It can add rough-hewn texture or be surprisingly refined and for those reasons alone is an evergreen design staple that’s always...…

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