Choosing Blinds for Large Windows

Large windows can make for a light, airy and attractive home. However, when it comes to finding the right coverings or dressing for them, you can run into difficulties. Under most circumstances, windows which are on the larger size will likely require made to measure blinds and special consideration. What may be appropriate for a…

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What blinds are best for my child’s room?

A child’s room should be fun and stimulating so that it is somewhere they enjoy to spend time and play. When decorating the room accordingly, you will want to give due consideration to which blinds are best for children. There are plenty of options when it comes to styles and patterns that would look lovely…

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What is the difference between shutters and blinds?

When choosing window coverings for your home, you may come to find that there are many more options than you initially thought. If curtains are not for you, you still have the choice between blinds or shutters. While a decision may be made primarily based upon aesthetics, there are several functional differences to consider too….

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What are the best blinds for conservatories?

If you want your conservatory to reach its full potential, it is important to choose the best conservatory blinds for your space. There are numerous different types of blinds to pick from, each available in different materials and styles. In part, your decision will be made based upon personal preference, but you should also keep…

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Development of curtains in the UK

As curtains are such widespread and fundamental features of households, it is easy to not give them a second thought. However, curtains have a long and varied history which we, at Paul James Blinds, would share with you. Origins of Curtains The first instances of curtains made from textiles, rather than animal hides, were all…

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The Best Ideas for your Valances

Window valances can be a beautiful way to add some style and elegance to your home. A valance is a decorative fabric trim which hangs down over the top of the window and can have the added benefit of hiding unattractive mountings and fixtures. This is not to be confused with a window pelmet (sometimes…

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A Guide to Pairing Your Windows and Blinds

In choosing a new set of blinds, you have a lot of different things to consider; without careful planning and acute foresight, you could end up pairing a set of blinds with a window they are simply not suited for. Functionally and aesthetically, this could compromise the quality of your blinds. Therefore, to help you…

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How to Choose the Right Colour for Your Blinds

A fresh set of blinds, we all know, has the potential to revolutionise the aesthetics of your room, but not if you fail to choose the right colour blinds for your room. Finding a colour that works to complement the aesthetics of your room is difficult, but not if you follow these handy tips! What…

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The 5 Most Popular Blinds in the UK

While the usefulness of blinds never changes, tastes and trends of blinds do. In keeping up appearances, it is vital to be able to monitor these ever-changing decorative trends, especially when you’re looking to re-adorn your windows. Fortunately, here at Paul James Blinds, we stock a variety of blinds and ensure that our designs are…

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The History of Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds have had a long and illustrious history that you may not be aware of. For centuries, people across the world have been benefitting from their unique design, but how did it arise? How did it spread? Here, we hope to shed light on the history of Venetian blinds and highlight their advantages, too….

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