With the changing of the seasons comes the opportunity to get stuck into some Autumn interior design and decorations. After such a lovely Summer in the UK, we have, in the last few weeks, seen a real and quite rapid change in the weather. One of the hallmarks that signify the change to Autumn and Winter time is the changing of the clocks and the following quick succession of Halloween and Guy Fawkes.
One of the most noticeable changes is the shortening of the days, the evenings draw in and it is dark when we get up in the mornings and dark by the time we get home from work. This colder and darker weather can have a noticeable effect on our mood and wellbeing.
Stay cosy and add privacy
When night falls and the lights are on inside your home, a lack of suitable window covering will leave you very exposed with no privacy. This is where a careful choice of the types of blinds for your interior design and decorations will make all of the difference. Any light voile or thin fabrics will show your silhouette to anyone on the outside and should, therefore, be avoided. Instead, we would suggest using heavier, thicker fabrics; perhaps with a lining or with dim out properties to give you privacy. This choice, in combination with warmer palettes and textures, will also create that lovely homely and cosy feel, a time to light the fire and put the kettle on.
Keep warm and save energy
Another, and very important, advantage to choosing the right blinds and fabrics means that you will keep your home warm and reduce your energy bills. Just by having the right made to measure products you will achieve good window coverage, blocking out any drafts and helping keep the heat in. Indeed, there are fabrics that are specifically designed to do this and some will be better than others. We recommend that your window coverings work in harmony with your heating, therefore avoid covering over radiators or allowing heat to rise and get trapped on the wrong side.
Interior design and decoration fabrics
For a real autumnal feel, mix an assortment of patterns, styles and textures. Pair rustic, coarsely-woven textiles with warm natural woods and make the most of lining and interlining options for soft fabrics used in handmade roman blinds and curtains. Layers also work well here, a lighter fabric to allow dappled low sunlight during the day and something heavier and warmer for the evenings. Most of all don’t be afraid to experiment and try something new, get creative within these guidelines and settle in to warm and cosy evenings indoors in a room and home that you enjoy.
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