Blinds, curtains, and even shutters have the potential to make a stunning impact on your living room’s appearance.
The experienced team at Cambridge Sunblinds will be happy to offer you their advice and expertise to ensure your made to measure blinds, curtains or shutters can create a real WOW factor in your Living Room.
If you’re still in the planning stage, here are some ideas:
Let’s start with Blinds
Blinds have come a long way since the days of the simple roller blind or the plain Venetian blind. Roller blinds and Venetian blinds are still very much part of what we offer, as are Roman blinds, Panel Blinds, Perfect Fit and Vision blinds, but you will be amazed at the breadth of variety available and the stunning effects that can be achieved with the variations in styles, materials and special finishes. Louvolite, for example, even offer a fabric treatment that can help alleviate hayfever by catching the pollen in the blind fabric before it gets into your home.
Cambridge Sunblinds can order fabric from renowned interior design soft fabric suppliers such as iLiv, Prestigious, Clarke & Clarke, and Voyage, which are perfect for Roman blinds and curtains.
The choice for other styles of blind is also impressive and includes just about every style, shade, pattern and texture you can imagine, from the subtle to the ornate to traditional and contemporary, ensuring blinds are suitable for any house, whether modern or old.
What style of blind best suits your living room?
Having considered the fabric, you then have to decide on the style of blind. Our blinds can be made in materials that either complement your decorative scheme or add dramatic contrast and impact.
Panel blinds are a relatively new idea. They’re clever and stylish and often used for larger windows, patio doors and dividing rooms, cleverly stacking behind one and other when not is use. You can design them in materials and colours to suit your tastes and even contrast the different panels to add further design style to your living room.
Perfect Fit blinds and Vision/ Visage blinds are practical new solutions for your home.
Perfect fit blinds fit perfectly (as the name suggests) into a frame that moves with your door or window when you open or close them. These can even fit bi-fold doors.
Vision blinds alternate mesh and fabric panels (including metallic finishes, natural wood, woven effects and contemporary tones) allowing complete control of light and privacy. You can continue to enjoy your view through the mesh panel while the sheer fabric blocks out the light.
Visage blinds achieve a similar result but are made with layers of fabric connected by a horizontal vane. Both give you more control and more options as to how much light is let into your room than you have with normal blinds.
Motorising your blinds can bring real benefits. As well as being stylish, it makes them child safe (no cords), speedy: shuts up to 5 blinds in one go and gives you security – you can programme the blinds to open and close to make it look like you are at home, and you can show your children or grandchildren that you can do technology too!
Our experienced reps are happy to visit you in your home to advise you on the best type of blind for your property, taking into account the shape and style of the window, the light in the room, the way you plan to use the room and your own tastes in decoration. We will take measurements and show you fabric samples before giving you a quote. The blinds are then made locally in East Anglia and fitted for you.
Curtains are a popular choice in the living room as they can add warmth and style. There is a fantastic array of fabric to choose from. You can even match your cushions to complete your theme.
Curtain poles enhance the sophistication of the finished look of your room. We have a wide variety to choose from when ordering made to measure curtains, from shabby chic distressed wood to polished silver and a delightful range of unusual finials for the finishing touches too.
You may also wish to consider having two sets of curtains for your lounge, something rich, warm and sumptuous for the cold winter months to make you feel cosy, and something light and summery for Spring and Summer. Without changing any furniture, you can give your room a totally different feel, depending on the time of year.
Another option is to combine both blinds and curtains at your windows, which again is an opportunity to be creative with your combinations to enhance the interior design. Or you might like the idea of having shutters and curtains.
Shutters can bring a continental feel to a room and certainly add a focal point to a design scheme. They also reduce noise levels, are insulating and low maintenance. Shutters can add a “wow factor” to your room, and never seem to go out of style.
Cambridge Sunblinds has been providing excellent customer service for over 30 years. We make our blinds and curtains in-house and provide a free measuring service, an installation service and expert advice on colours, textures and styles.