Choosing the right curtains or blinds for your home is significant, as this will determine how much light or privacy you will have in the room.
There are a number of things that you need to consider when choosing your curtains or blinds such as your budget, the light you want in the room and also if you are going to be staying in the home long term.
Will you have a big budget to splurge on the shutters of your dreams or are you trying to keep the cost as minimal as possible? Do you want your room to be filled with natural light or do you prefer to light it from within to maintain your privacy? Will you be staying in your home long enough to make the investment of bespoke blinds worth your while?
If elegance is what you want but you have a moderate budget, the Trellis Clipped Jacquard Curtain is an excellent choice. The quality of this curtain is great and its simple neutral tones enhance any room. Not only does it look gorgeous, but it also lets natural light in to brighten up the room. You can find products like this here: www.westelm.co.uk/ and www.anthropologie.com/
If you are looking for more of a statement piece for your room, something contemporary and colourful yet not too loud, the Natalie Curtain from Anthropologie is exactly what you need. The Natalie Curtain is ideal for injecting colour and personality into your room, at a very reasonable price. You will love the gorgeous blue glow as the sun shines through it. You can find them here: www.anthropologie.com/
If you want to try something different to fabric curtains, you should check out Blinds UK. They offer a fantastic range of very reasonably priced wooden blinds. Wooden blinds add class and a more natural vibe to any room. They are timeless and offer as much, or as little privacy or light as you want, from simply pulling a cord. You can find them here: www.blinds-uk.net/
Another option that is brilliant for any room where you need a little extra privacy such as a bathroom, is window film. It’s a phenomenal fix at a bargain price. There is an array of window film available at www.purlfrost.com.
For made to measure curtains and blinds you can contact us directly at Interiors at 58 and we can help you select the perfect fabric! Made to measure curtains and blinds are an investment, and we can help you ensure that you don’t make any costly mistakes! You can contact us now on 07970 381875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are moving into a new home or simply redecorating, this can be one of the most invigorating times of your life, but like everything else, it can come with its own set of problems. One of the concerns that you might have after choosing what colours you want in each room and what furniture fits best in each room, is what do you do with all the empty wall space that you’re left with.
When it comes to filling your vacant wall space initially you might think there is going to be an exorbitant cost involved, but there are some very affordable options available. I recently wrote an article about this for House Beautiful, which you can find here https://interiorsat58.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Septemer-right.pdf. In this post I want to dive more into the specific objects that you can buy to help flourish your walls and set the tone of your room, at a very affordable price.
Posters are an inventive way to fill that empty space! Desenio have an amazing collection of posters available. They are a Scandinavian company with an array of very affordable posters and prints for around your home. Their posters start from as little as £6.99 and are available in a variety of different styles and sizes so that you can add a statement piece to any room. Their styles range from posters of art to skylines, floral prints to black & white, to name a few. You can find them at www.desenio.co.uk.
If you want something a little more chic and sophisticated, then you might want to check out this beautiful bleached and carved friezes from Maisons Du Monde. (www.maisonsdumonde.com) This elegant wall filler will add a touch of class to any room, whilst ousting some of your empty wall space at an affordable price of only £149.50. Remember, having the right statement piece can create the illusion of more space, in any room.
Canvas’s are a great way to get creative with your wall space. The Apple Bottom canvas from Graham and Green will add a splash of nature for only £160. This linen canvas will create a natural and serene atmosphere in your chosen room. You can find it here at https://www.grahamandgreen.co.uk/apple-blossom-canvas
Another fantastic piece that will not only fill up that empty wall space but also add additional light to your room is a mirror. This Venetian Round Wall mirror from Hauzz, is simply gorgeous and boasts a carefully created baroque frame that will add a touch of class to your home. It’s classy yet affordable at £169. You can find it at https://www.houzz.co.uk.
You’re thinking about using an interior design service; where do you start?
First let’s look at what an interior designer can do for you. Interior design is the art or process of designing the interior decoration of a room or building. The end results are that the rooms are more aesthetically pleasing and the environment reflects the mood you want. An interior designer plans, researches, coordinates and manages projects. To put it into real terms, an interior designer works with her clients to create their ideal space.
What are the benefits from using an interior designer?
A good question, and one I am asked a lot. The perception can often be that interior design is only for a luxury finish or big budget. In reality, an interior designer will create the finish that a client desires within their budget. Interior designers save their clients time and money; with their bank of contacts from suppliers to tradespeople, they will be able to research and source furniture, furnishings and accessories much more efficiently and cost-effectively. They can work within a budget, and their trained eye will be invaluable when it comes to recommending the best options to meet the brief. When you employ an interior designer, you are not only tapping into her expertise and experience, you also have access to a wide range of established and recommended contacts.
You know the benefits of interior design, and you want to hire a designer; where do you look?
I would always advise to use recommended companies and individuals where you can. If that’s not an option, there are websites that list local interior designers, for example www.designdirectory.co.uk. Remember to check out their reviews and testimonials; Facebook is a good place to look for reviews. It’s important to meet with a designer prior to hiring them and make sure that you get on. Projects can be a lengthy, and you need a friendly, approachable person who you can communicate with.
You’ve hired a designer, what can you expect?
I work with my clients to achieve the finish they wish for. You can leave the whole job in my capable hands, and I will communicate with all parties throughout, suggest the décor and source everything required. I will liaise with all the other trades involved whether that’s an architect, builder or decorator. Or you can set me to work on a smaller task; this could be planning a room layout to maximise the space, or sourcing the perfect sofa.
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