Real Homes, Real Solutions

We know window coverings. Our technicians have been innovating with products, our designers creating news styles and our dealers helping find solutions every day for homes. So we’ve rounded up some of our most popular queries to bring some real solutions to real home problems.

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My new build home has PVC Windows. I love the energy efficiency but they don’t work with my vintage furniture at all. How can I cover them without just keeping the curtains closed all day?

For a lover of period style, PVC windows can jar with the rest of your design. But don’t lose hope; wooden shutters can hide the plastic frames and enhance the vintage look of your overall scheme. Ensure the wooden frames that hold the slats cover the depth of the PVC frame for a seamless look.  Moreover, check that they open fully for cleaning purposes. Shutters will also help keep your bedroom quieter, as they can block up to 40% of outside noise. Dream bedroom.

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I have a period window in my new wet room. I don’t want a modern-looking window covering, but I do want some privacy.

Wood blinds can be styled to look super modern or wonderfully old fashioned; it’s how you use them that counts. And best of all Luxaflex create a Faux Wooden Shutter range that brings the beauty of the look of wood but the durability of man-made materials. This way you can use something stylistically on point but also fit for purpose. By recessing the blind slightly into the frame you also draw the eye to its period details.

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We want a pretty, but not too girly, nursery for our new daughter. We want to avoid childish pattered roller blinds or blackout as we already have very low light levels.

When planning a bedroom that can grow with your child while retaining cosiness, colour is key. You can avoid saccharine baby pinks by using pops of bright shades, such as hot pink contrasted with a vintage floral. Our Plisse blind will soften daylight for a mid-afternoon nap without making it too dark. Folded structure with an almost origami feel makes it feel even more modern and will still be relevant when she hits her teen years.

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Our attic bedroom lacks character and also light. Any ideas? 

Windows in attic rooms can often be quite small so the key here is to allow as much light in as possible, whilst also offering great coverage for a good night’s sleep. If your room is quite plain, window coverings can be a great place to add some interest. The woven bands in these Twist Blinds bring variation in texture and tone. This means you can keep the design relatively neutral without being boring. Pirouette is also great for bedrooms as the vanes can be adjusted to let in lots of light whilst still providing privacy. Ideal for a sneaky afternoon sojourn.

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We have a lovely new extension with sliding doors that we can open in different combinations. We need a solution that can move with them but also be adjusted as the sun moves through the day. 

Large expanses of glass are a wonderful feature in a room, but present challenges in thermal gain and harsh summer light. Vertical blinds are ideal for long expanses of floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, as they glide seamlessly and allow for tiny adjustments as the sun tracks across the room throughout the day.  They also recede into a very small space when fully open, the natural solution for doorways as they leave walkways obstruction-free.

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I want something fun in my home office but my desk faces the window, and so passers-by are constantly looking in. How do I enjoy the view without the distractions?

Colour has been shown to affect mood in concentration, so adding in a tone to pep up your work day is a good move. This blue will cool the sensation of any really bright sunlight while keeping the mood calm and focused. These Venetian Mega View blinds also double your view outside but obscure the visibility inside to passers-by. Which means you can work (or daydream) in peace.

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I love having our breakfast nook in our bay window, but on summer mornings it can be just a little too bright. However, on one side we have a tree so we don’t just want to block the light out as that side is dark. Help?

Luxaflex offer the same models in different transparencies to allow for versatile styling options. Combining our most lightweight fabric, Sheer, in a Rollerbind with a heavier thickness such as Transparent will give you maximum versatility across the windows. Ask your dealer to help you choose the best weights for your issues.

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My partner and I are at war over decorating! He wants metal Venetian Blinds and but I think we need something softer as we’ve added in a wooden window seat. How do we make this space useable but not cold?

Metal Venetians are a very chic look and can bring a sleek modernist feel to any room. However a Luxaflex Roman Blind is also a great opportunity for adding the beauty of fabric whilst keeping the profile clean and neat to the window; essential if you want to use that area for extra seating. A simple white or a cool charcoal tone could be a happy compromise. Luxaflex Roman Blinds are uniquely constructed with metal rods and precision stitching, made to measure for every window, resulting in a very elegant and clean-lined feel. Visit your local Luxaflex Dealer find a window dressing to deliver household harmony.

For more ideas on how Luxaflex can create your perfect window solutions, visit our Products section.

 

 

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