Archive for April, 2015

Coastal Couture For Your Home

Monday, April 27th, 2015

After a long winter and a rainy, cool spring, we can’t welcome summer into our homes soon enough. Here’s how to create an on-trend coastal theme that will bring the very best of the seaside indoors, from nautical blues and seaside stripes, to ice cream sundae shades good enough to eat.

Summer Blues
Classic blue installs calm, coolness and harmony. Fresh and clean shades of scuba blue and aquamarine lend themselves effortlessly to windows featuring pretty prints and bold seaside stripes. Sail into summer with these made-to-measure Roman blinds.

Summer Blues

Under the sea – blissful bathrooms
Marine tones of aqua and lucite green are perfect for bathrooms. Give your bathroom a new seasonal look and feel by adding a bright colour to the window and updating with matching coloured towels, summery-scented soaps and other small accessories to the bathroom. Achieve the looks below with made-to-measure roller blinds or venetian blinds.

Apollo roller bathroom blue close upBATHROOM

Seaside Stripes
Exchanging heavy fabrics for breezier ones is a quick way to lighten up any room for the summer months, take down curtains and replace them with traditional British seaside deckchair and rock inspired stripes.

 

Ice cream sundae shades that look good enough to eat will brighten your home. Tasty yet tasteful shades of strawberry ice, creamy yellows and mint green could be the final topping to a summer look at home, achieved with window blinds and coordinating accent colours.

 

Creating nostalgic echoes of fluffy, beachside candyfloss, our sugary range of pinks are soft and quirky. Though nostalgically childish, pinks can add real depth and style to home interiors, lifting neutral and natural finishes, such as white-washed wood, as seen below with Apollo’s Rose Print and Lipstick Pink rollers. Also below our candyfloss pink kids’ roller blind, pink vertical blind and pink polka dot roller fabric.

 

Are you inspired to make the most of summer’s lighter, fresher mood in your decorating? Come and share your thoughts with us over on Facebook and Twitter.

Trend Watch: Fifty Shades Of Grey

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Whilst we love colour in the home here at Apollo Blinds since the release of a certain movie we’ve seen the popularity of grey soar in recent months – particularly in the bedroom! So if you’re a fan of the on trend neutral shade of grey, then you are going to love this blog post.

TREND WATCH 50 shades of grey

We are not alone either, our friends over at Betta Living tell us that all the fitted bedrooms shown on their website styled with shades of grey are selling like hot cakes too.

Betta Living_Adela Bedroom_GraphiteImage: Adela Graphite Bedroom by Betta Living 

Additions of a new statement piece of furniture are great modern way to add the shade of the moment to your home. We love the curvaceous arms matched with grey fabric of this unique Cherry Ives chair.

Cherry Ives Grey ChairApollo Blinds Mr GreyWe have even seen requests for images of Christian Grey himself, aka Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan, printed via our Digiblinds service…

Waking up to Mr Grey in the bedroom, what’s not to love!

Are you inspired to add a shade or two or more of grey to your home?

Come and share your thoughts with us over on Facebook and Twitter.

A neat new idea for bi-fold doors – New Micro INTU range

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Bi-fold and tri-fold doors are on the property wishlist for many perspective buyers and are fitted to nearly a third of all ground floor refurb projects at the rear of a house.

 

Their popularity is largely down to their ability to connect rooms seamlessly to outdoor living spaces and to allow light to flood into the home.

Our new range of made-to-measure blinds, deliver the final, practical touch to a bi-fold door investment.

The new INTU Micro blind offers a clean fitting solution for light control and privacy into the home. The system sits in the door frame, not the recess of the door area, so when doors are open and in a concertina format the blind is attached to the door – delivering a neat look without blinds flapping around in the wind.

Intu-grey & orange

The snug fit also reduces drafts and minimises light gaps. To raise or lower blinds simply move the bottom rail up or down. Safe by design, safety features are integral to the blinds – no free hanging looped cords

There are two colours for the INTU Micro hardware to match the most popular colour of door frames offered by the main bi-fold door manufacturers.

A selection of SIX Micro pleated fabrics compliment a room’s décor – from white through neutrals to black all with a pearlescent coating on the back to reflect as much heat and light as possible.

The INTU Micro blinds will accommodate the range of different bi-fold doors available, and prices start at £128.40 for a 600mm wide by 1,800mm drop INTU Micro blind.