Modern plantation shutters are among the most popular choices of window coverings in the United Kingdom, but they have a very long and interesting history to them. As you might expect, they gained their name from their widespread use in the Caribbean plantation farms of the 17th and 18th centuries, but there’s evidence of their use well before this era.
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Motorised blinds have become one of the hottest design trends for 2019, and this is mainly because there is a general appetite amongst millennials for as much automation as possible in their homes and places of work.
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As 2018 draws to a close, it’s a good time to look to the future and reflect on what key interior design trends lie around the corner in the year ahead. After all, January offers the perfect chance for a fresh look and a design reboot.
Here are our top predictions for interior design trends in 2019:
The way we use our homes has changed considerably compared to a generation or two ago. Whereas in the past there was often at least one room which was kept pristine and virtually child-free, reserved only for formal visitors, nowadays we generally expect all of the house to be used by the whole family.
Flicking through glossy magazines or browsing home improvement internet sites can leave you feeling distinctly dissatisfied with your own home interior.
Are you brimming over with ideas for how you would change the look and feel of one room? Or, perhaps you’re nursing the desire to renovate or improve your entire property! What holds back many people, however, is the misconception that these dreams come at too high a price.
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The key to successful interior design is getting all of the elements of a room to pull together and feel natural – while still achieving a sense of individualism.
We do this through a process known as ‘layering’. You’ve probably heard about layering in fashion – it’s used to add a dynamic element to an outfit. The same principle applies in interior décor; it elevates a space from the every day to the unexpected.
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So the time has come for you to revamp your soft furnishings. You’ve realised you need a change. But what do you do now? Well, you could go to a high street shop. You’ve got a vision in your head, but you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, so you settle for something that’s close enough. Next time a friend comes over, their eyes fall on it. “Oh, we’ve got exactly the same at our place!” There’s nothing unique, nothing special, and nothing especially you, about it. Six months later, it’s falling apart, and you repeat the same process.
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Not everyone is lucky enough to work from home, instead, it’s a luxury that far too few get to enjoy. However, if you do have the chance to work from home and build your own home office, you might as well make the most of it! The possibilities of what you can design really are endless, and you can craft an environment perfectly suited to your tastes. To start with, let’s take a look at the practical features your home office should include.
What essential features should your home office have?
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Now that summer is in full swing, it is a fantastic opportunity to turn that outside space (or patio) in your garden into a relaxing setting to escape to at the end of the week and enjoy those long summer nights. There is nothing better after a long hard week than unwinding with a nice cool drink or dining alfresco and enjoying the weather in comfort.