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Gorgeous and Practical Window Dressings

 Gorgeous and practical window dressings – todays post.

I absolutely love windows to be well dressed, don’t you. I think it finishes off a room so well , kind of like having your hair done it’s that final touch. I am also a big believer in practicality. Rooms have to work for you. They have to be liveable and comfortable or there is no point to them in my opinion.

We have been redecorating our home over the last 6 months and we are now at the point where we are dressing the rooms and putting those final touches in place. This is the fun part. Filling in cracks, decluttering and deep cleaning were not particularly fun!

I have been struck by both our loft office and playroom and the heat that powers in as the days warm up. It is so uncomfortable and you just want to get out of the room. They look great now but feel uncomfortable.



Gorgeous and practical window dressings


Gorgeous and practical window dressings

VELUX® have always been known for their high quality and these awning blinds that i found over at VELUX online look lovely but are essentially very practical too.

The VELUX awning blind is an external blind perfectly suited to stop strong sunlight and heat even before it hits the pane on your roof window and it can even be used when a window is open. It is also semi-transparent so you don’t feel like you are in a dark room whilst the sun is shining.

What a great solution.

I think pleated electric blinds look really nice and I probably would go for white, always my preferred colour. This way whatever changes I make in the room the blind would still work

Neutrals are always my pick when choosing window dressings of any kind. I get bored of patterns and I would rather inject colour and pattern in art or other home accessories which can be easily and inexpensively changed. 

I have a friend who has had the same boldly patterned blinds for years and they don’t match her new decor at all but because their quality and functioning are still great he puts up with them.


Gorgeous and Practical Window Dressings

This post on practical window dressings is sponsored by VELUX   – you might also like my post on how to paint UPVC windows

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