Friday, 31 August 2012

Interior Design Colours Autumn 2012

interior design colours autumn 2012
Now that Autumn is upon us we thought we'd put together some ideas for decorating your home with the latest colour trends. Following on from our Interior design colour report earlier this year it seems that orange and pink are still popular colours along with some more reserved hues normally associated with Autumn and Winter.

The Pantone fashion colour report gives us the ten colours that you can see in the photo that is predicted will be popular for Autumn 2012.

To get that "look" you don't have to go wild! A simple change of accessories such as a new lampshade or some coloured candles will give a great effect. If your walls are a neutral colour then try adding a feature wall in one of the seasons colours. A new lampshade or replacement vertical blind slats in a one of the colours can have a dramatic effect and can transform any room. Great for if you're on a budget.

Go on a hunt and see if you can find some great interior design accessories in these colours. Post any pictures that you find here. Happy shopping!

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Blinds for Caravans

What blinds can you fit in a caravan or mobile home?

blinds for caravans
Depending on the type of caravan that you have you are able to fit a wide range of blinds. Touring caravans tend to be more difficult as due to the shape and often the raked angle of the windows they require slimline cassette type blinds that are usually only available from the caravan manufacturer. Static  caravans and mobile homes however offer much more flexibility and can be fitted with most types of blinds.

Blinds for Static Caravans

You can fit many types of window blinds into static caravans and mobile homes. Any blind that you would fit into a home can be fitted to a caravan. 

Normally a caravan wont have a recess around the window, this isn't a problem as you can fit the blinds  using face fix brackets. 

Vertical Blinds for Caravans

Vertical blinds work great in mobile homes and static caravans especially in the lounge area as these tend to have french doors or large bay windows. There isn't a special requirement for the blinds other than you need to use face fix brackets. Choosing blackout blinds will help to control the temperature of the caravan during summer and will also provide extra privacy in the evening. 

Venetian Blinds for Caravans

Venetian blinds are ideal for the areas in the caravan where space may be at a premium such as in a bedroom or kitchen. Aluminium venetian blinds are particularly suitable for caravan bathrooms and shower rooms as they are resistant to mould. Venetian blinds can also be face fixed and are very slim so as to not take up precious space. 

Replacing your caravan blinds couldn't be easier. Follow the measuring guide for blind size (no recess) and order as normal. When fitting ensure that you use a screw no bigger than your wall thickness, check on your manufacturers website or forum.