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Monthly Archives: December 2013

  • We wish you a merry Christmas!


    Having friends and family over for Christmas makes this time even more special so you want your home to look it's best! As well as decorating your home with festive decorations why not use this time to add a touch of sparkle that will last a long time by fitting a made to measure blind from Blinds Boutique.

    Not only can you use blinds to keep your home looking and feeling cosy but at this time of the year they are also brilliant at stopping unwanted onlookers from sneaking a look at the pile of presents that are under the Christmas tree! With Venetians that sparkle and mix 'n' match Verticals there's an endless possibility of blinds to create the perfect winter look this year.

    Make sure santa can spot your beautiful home from up in his sleigh to ensure plenty of pressies this year.

    Merry Christmas to you all!

  • Top-tips for measuring for window blinds

    Here at Blinds Boutique we’re incredibly proud of the quality of our collection of gorgeous made to measure window blinds!  To ensure your blinds look fantastic, a perfect fit is essential and this is why we strongly encourage our customers to read our guide to measuring before ordering blinds.

    Measuring for up for window blinds isn’t half as daunting as it sounds and all you’ll need is a few simple bits of kit to get you started: a metal tape measure, paper, a pencil and something safe to stand on should do it!  We specify a metal tape measure simply because fabric or plastic ones tend to stretch and it can be harder to get an accurate measurement.

    Blinds can be fitted to either the outside or the inside of a window recess and there are different measuring methods for each option.  If you want your blind to fit outside the recess, you’ll need to begin by deciding how much you want it to overlap; we recommend that the overlap should be at least 50mm on each side.

    You’ll then need to very carefully measure the width and the drop – take measurements in several places and take down the smallest measurement to the nearest millimetre.

    Measruing for blinds to fit inside a window recess is also pretty simple and you’ll need to begin by checking that the blind won’t be obstructed in any way by window handles or tiles.  Then you will need to measure the width and drop – again this needs to be done in several places and the smallest measurement to the nearest millimetre is the one to note down.

    Simple!  As you can see, measuring for blinds really is straightforward!  For full details of how to measure, we recommend you take a look at our handy measuring guide which includes helpful pictures.  Bay windows are a little trickier to measure and if you’d like to buy blinds for a bay window, we recommend contacting our customer service team by email for expert advice and guidance.

  • There's still time to give your windows a Christmas makeover!

    Beautiful window blinds are the perfect way to make your home sparkle at Christmas!

    It’s not too late to order your made-to-measure blinds from us for Christmas delivery – Roman blinds, wooden blinds and curtains should be ordered before 5th December, whilst vertical blinds, roller blinds, venetian blinds and panel blinds can be ordered up until 13th December.

    Eye-catching red is perfect for making your home look festive and our collection of gorgeous blinds includes a wide range of warm reds in beautiful fabrics.  Our Cora Roman blinds, for example, are made from luxurious textured fabric and as they are available in a range of red shades, would be a wonderful finishing touch for any Christmassy interior.

    Gold is a very festive colour and our Nero Golden Roman blind is ideal for creating a warm, cosy feel or if you prefer a little shimmer, why not take a look at our Metropolis Silver vertical blinds?

    If you want to give your windows a makeover in time for the festive season it’s not too late to submit your order in time for Christmas delivery – why not take a look at our stunning collection of blinds?  We have the perfect window solutions – not just for Christmas but for any time of year!

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