Living in a CastleTraditional Kitchen, Glasgow
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BlindsPurchase off-the-pegReady-made blinds tend to be your cheapest option, whether you buy online or in-store. Look out for Roman blinds (pictured), roller blinds (generally made of stiffened material and raised and lowered by a sidewinder chain) or Venetian blinds (made of fabric, aluminium, wood or wood-effect horizontal slats that can be raised, lowered and tilted to let in just the right amount of light). You’ll find ready-made blinds in a range of sizes, but if these are a little too large for your window, you can cut roller blinds to size yourself (see below) or find a professional to help.9 easy tricks to give your living room instant character
Think about whether to use blackout liningWhile you may like using blackout lining on the back of Roman blinds to block out light, there are sometimes good reasons for not using a heavy lining. In this case, the blind looks lovely with the light filtering through the fabric. It really brings life to the beautiful colours. You can achieve this look in spaces that don’t need to be completely dark for sleeping. This is such a pretty window, and a Roman blind is a great solution when you want to dress a window but still show off the architecture.