Spring/Summer Window Dressings Tips!

Spring is fast approaching, so here are some creative ideas to spruce up your windows and refresh the look and feel of any room.

Blinds and Curtains can be functional and very decorative, blending bold colours with original designs and charming crafts for bright summer decorating. There is a vast range of fabrics available, from cool or neutral colours, patterned voiles, butterflies and birds, to bold floral prints in bright colours, blooming flowers and delicate feathers, and even coloured window shutters.


The addition of small accessories to curtains and blinds can add a huge difference to your window dressings. These could include different coloured tapes on wooden venetians, contrasting bottom bars on roller blinds, braids and pompoms on roman blinds and even contrasting edging on curtains. You could also add some fancy rope tie-backs or ornate curtain finials to make a feature of them and stand out against a blank wall.

If you live in a cool climate or your rooms are North facing, you do not need to protect your home interiors from the damaging effects of direct sunlight. You could therefore experiment with lighter options such as voile curtains and blinds which give you privacy but don’t block out too much light, keeping the room light and airy. There are a wide range of voiles available, including plain, patterned, bold colours and embroidered options.

If you have painted walls you can use creative window furnishings to produce a great visual effect and change the way your room looks and feels. For bathrooms and children’s bedrooms you could add an interesting theme and a personalised design to your room. Fabrics with sea shells, light houses and seafronts are fantastic for bathrooms.

For Children’s bedrooms, you could choose from a wide range of fun patterns and themes such as fairies, dinosaurs, monkeys, pirates, love hearts, and even fabrics illustrated with characters from your favourite Roald Dahl books like Matilda, The Twits and The BFG.

Patterns ideas for blinds

If you have a favourite photo of your family, pet or a special holiday picture, why not have it made into a blind? Express Shutters, Blinds and Curtains can digitally print any picture onto roller, vertical and venetian blind fabrics. This is a great way to raise a smile every time you enter a room in a completely unique and bespoke blind.

Want to go further than just your windows? You can also have headboards, throws, beanbags, cushions and seat pads covered in matching fabric to give your room a complete look.

Express Shutters, Blinds and Curtains offer a free home consultation service. We bring along a vast range of samples and work with you to help create the perfect look and feel. If you would like to arrange for a no-obligation quotation, please contact our friendly team on 01226 756111.

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