window dressing when it comes to adding that finishing touch to a room Broadview Blinds

PUBLISHED: 08:19 24 March 2011 | UPDATED: 21:30 20 February 2013

BroadviewBlinds Facette

BroadviewBlinds Facette

Window dressings are an important part of the decorative appeal of most rooms in the home and are ideal to bring that finishing touch to a room. They can transform a room's look, whether you want classical elegance or contemporary chic.

Window dressings are an important part of the decorative appeal of most rooms in the home and are ideal to bring that finishing touch to a room. They can transform a rooms look, whether you want classical elegance or contemporary chic. With an array of window treatments available, Broadview, a leading manufacturer and supplier of blinds, shutters, curtains and awnings, offer top tips to help you find window dressings that not only perfectly frame your windows but also enrich the design of your home.


A favourite amongst interior designers, shutters create a sense of space to a room, providing a neutral, uncluttered backdrop to dcor. They allow light and air to filter in and are also a great solution for allergy sufferers, as they can be easily wiped down. For unusual character windows, shutters can be shaped to suit windows such as arches, full and half circles and even hexagonal. Shutters are great to update the look of a home as well as adding to the propertys value!


When considering the need for privacy, think about how much privacy you require. Some blinds allow in rays of sunlight and effectively block the outdoors. Ideal blinds for this are verticals, venetians or facette shades. Facette shades combine the practical functionality of venetian blinds with the elegance of soft fabrics. The unique 3D fabric features alternating, moveable layers of integrally woven transparent and opaque segments, allowing the shade to be raised or lowered to any height in an open or closed position.


Bathrooms are one of the most difficult rooms to decide on when it comes to window dressings, not because of how it should look but because of the materials that should be used in a room that is wet or moist most of the time. In selecting an ideal bathroom fabric, our tip is to choose a blind composed of Carnival fabric. Treated with Ultra-Fresh, which kills germs on contact, the fabric contains effective antibacterial and antifungal properties to preserve freshness. Carnival fabric can be used for roller, vertical or panel blinds.


If your house is cold in the winter and you are keen to reduce fuel bills, curtains are ideal as they can be interlined which helps to retain heat. Alternatively, vertical, rollers and pleated blinds are lined with a solar-backed fabric which is proven to be energy efficient.


An innovative window blind system ideal for conservatories is Perfect Fit, enabling pleated and venetian blinds to be installed perfectly into most UPVC windows and roofs. Fabric used is efficient at retaining warmth during winter and reflecting the suns heat during summer, creating a comfortable environment in a conservatory all year round.


To create an ultra-modern room setting the highly stylish oriental-inspired Luxaflex Japanese Design collection of panel, roller and vertical blinds or metallic venetian blinds is perfect. Luxaflex Japanese blinds are made from a material called washi, meaning Japanese paper, and this opaque material has a cloudy finish creating a light effect offering privacy and a zen-like effect for windows. Metallic venetian blinds look particularly eye-catching in kitchens where the metallic finish of the blind complements the fittings.


Broadview have showrooms in Devizes, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Ferndown.


For further information, contact Broadview on 01202 679012 or visit www.broadview-blinds.co.uk


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