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Making the Most of Smaller Spaces

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Living in a small space such as a studio apartment or cramped flat can call for some creative thinking when it comes to making the most of the available room. While you may never find a solution as to where to keep all of your treasured possessions without opting for a self-storage unit or finding a relative with some attic space, there’s certainly a lot you can do to make the space feel larger.

In this post, we’ll share some of our best tips for giving smaller rooms a feeling of greater spaciousness, hopefully relieving some of that claustrophobic cramped feeling that often comes in homes short on space!

Let in the Light!

One of the quickest and simplest ways to give your home a feeling of spaciousness is to keep it as well-lit as possible.

Natural sunlight is by far the best remedy for this, so wherever there is a window to let in the light, let it shine! Move any obstructions from near the windows that may be impeding the light from entering the room and illuminating those dark and unnoticed corners.

This post by Brand Interiors shows how you can use colour and natural light to create a bright and beautiful nautical theme that is sure to enhance the aesthetic value of your home without breaking the bank!

Mirror, Mirror

The use of large mirrors when possible can go a long way towards making a room feel larger.

Placing a mirror across from a window is the best way to reflect light and make the room feel larger. Another trick is to place a large window behind a chest or end table for a glamorous effect that makes it look like a whole other space is tucked behind it.

Strategic Decorating

While darker colors make a room seem cozy, they also absorb light instead of reflecting it, making the space feel smaller. Opting for lighter colored flooring as well as wall colors will allow each room in your home to make better use of the light, reflecting it around the room and giving the space a much more ‘airy’ feel.

Our range of quality modern blinds are perfect for easily allowing more natural light into a home, especially when compared to heavy and outdated curtains. Quick, convenient and unmistakably stylish, our range is perfect for anyone living in a small space who’s looking to add a dash of extra style as well as a feeling of spaciousness!

3 Ways To Freshen Up Your Home For Spring

As the night’s grow lighter and the gloomy weather starts to disappear, we are all too happy to say hello to crisp sunny mornings and flowers coming into bloom. With spring thankfully just a moment away this year; it’s now the perfect time to freshen up your home with an injection of bright colours to compliment that spring clean. The catwalks for this new season are abundant in pastel colours, bold prints and contrasting textures and it seems that style is seeping into interior design for the new season. Floral designs are always a classic choice for the home at this time of year but if you fancy something a little different then we’ll show you various ways to reinvent your home this spring.

Spring colours

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Introducing pastel shades is the perfect way to add colour to your home without overpowering the space. Mixing pastels with whites or creams and harmonising different shades will create an understated and modern look which still has heaps of personality. Choosing a vertical blind in a perfect pastel hue will be just the trick to update any room in your house for spring. More sugary shades have that lovely retro appeal if that’s your style. Take your pick from Parma violets, lemon yellows and mint greens which will not only soften up your room but also keep it bang on trend.

Spring patterns

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If pastels are that little bit too subtle for you then a roller blind with a bold pattern could be more suited to you. With paisley patterns and eastern European designs proving popular in 2014 (the perfect escape from the grey and gloomy skies of the north)  the roller blind would be a fun and unapologetic way to transform the whole room and update it for the new season.  Use the pattern as a central theme and add matching cushions and accessories for a cheap and fuss free way re-style any room in your home.

Spring fabrics and materials

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Colours and patterns are great ways to add a little extra something to your home but don’t forget to overlook different textures you could use as well. Mixing and matching fabrics and materials can add another dimension to the room whilst still sticking with a central colour. Why not try using different types of wood in your living room?  The addition of wooden Venetian blinds would be a fantastic way to add a new lease of life to your wooden floors keeping it classic yet modern and bringing a taste of the outside in.