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 like to share the curious story of the development of curtains with you. Origins of Curtains The first instances of…

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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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The Best Ways to Clean Your Curtains

Curtains are a huge part of the rooms they can be found in, and in particular they are a magnet for dust and other particles that in time can alter their colour. To keep your them looking fresh and lively, it is important to clean the curtains regularly, but doing so can be a challenge for…

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The Best Ways to Clean Your Blinds

Keeping your blinds clean is all important for ensuring that you’re getting the most out of them in terms of aesthetic and physical quality. Letting them get dirty is one of the easiest ways to bring a room down. Therefore, in this month’s article we’ll be teaching you how to look after your blinds and…

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What to Look for When Ordering Bespoke Blinds

For those serious to make a lasting impression on guests and customers there are a few questions to ask from the blinds company when it comes to purchasing and ordering bespoke blinds. Knowing exactly whom to go to for the best blinds out there can be difficult if you haven’t previously purchased bespoke products before. Therefore, in…

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Guide to buying a canopy or awning for your home or business

It’s that time of year again where the sunny weather and warmer climes get us in the mood to get outside, let loose, relax and top up our faded tans, but sometimes that heat can get a tad too much (yes, even in Britain!) and you’ll need to be able to cool off in the…

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