interior design by professional or for the DIY mass market
provides more choice than ever before. The patterns of the
70s gave way to the bold colours of the 80s, and the more
subtle design themes of the 90s. The beginning of the 21st
century saw UK house prices soar to a level that encouraged
a less personal design stamp on the home and the view that
houses were a realistic way of investing and saving for
the future by most ordinary people. Magnolia, white and
laminate flooring therefore became king as houses and flats
became blank canvasses for buyers to stamp their own identity
on by what they put into the home. Now, where there are
fewer buyers than there are sellers in the housing market,
making the most of what you have has led to and exciting
‘anything goes’ time for interior design. The
flexibility, low price, ease of installation and uses, and
the clean, neat lines provided by blinds have made them
an essential feature of interior design in the 21st century.
Blinds can be part of the designer’s arsenal for creating
a feeling of light and space in a room. Light coloured roller
blinds, horizontal blinds and particularly vertical
blinds can all add to this positive effect.
wide range of fabrics available e.g. 100 or so fabrics for
in 8 colours means that blinds
don’t have to be plain white to enhance the room.
Vertical blind slats can be colour co-ordinated with other
accent colours as part of an overall design them to a room.
Different types of fabric can add yet another dimension
the contribution of vertical blinds to the overall look
and feel of the room. Head rails for vertical blinds are
available in white and dark brown so even these to an extent
can integrate with the design theme.
paints, floor coverings, and lighting are now widely available
and relatively inexpensive, re-designs of rooms are now
more frequent. Vertical
blind slats are easily detachable and can be cheaply
replaced with other slats in the new design colours thus
blinds a better long term investment for design in the