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Warm colours for shutters

With autumn and winter drawing in, warm colours can be used to transform your home. Create amazing designs with our shutters.

 

Red Shutters

 

With autumn slowly drawing in, now’s the time to start thinking of ways to incorporate warming tones into your home. Autumn styles are often characterised by leafy palettes and deep orange shades, with our rooms leaning towards a more traditional style. For those who hanker after all things cool and contemporary, it can be hard to create a warming and cosy setting in your living room, so getting details like colour and accessories right are vitally important. The gorgeous new shade of Designer Shutters, ‘Opium Red’, gives this otherwise minimalist room some real depth and warmth, with the high gloss finish and extra-wide slats marrying well with the contemporary styling of the room. The deep red of the shutter works well within the existing colour scheme, with the whole tonal palette of the room remaining well on trend for A/W 13.

We’ve been battered and bullied by the horrible winter weather for months now, and finally the sun is beginning to peek out from behind the clouds – just in time for Spring.

 

Bright Yellow Shutters

 

We’ve been battered and bullied by the horrible winter weather for months now, and finally the sun is beginning to peek out from behind the clouds – just in time for Spring.

 

Therefore, it’s the perfect time of year to give your home that little lift it needs, and incorporate some exciting flashes of Spring colour to update tired and deflated spaces.

 

Bright pops of colour in fresh and uplifting hues will enliven any sort of space, and are the perfect way to add colour and interest to white or grey spaces, creating a unique contemporary look in any room. Vivid Spring shades will also continue to look great well into the Summer months, helping to illuminate the sunshine and light that will fill your home.

 

To bring this colour trend into your home, look out for stimulating shades like greens and yellows and use Shutterly Fabulous’ colour matching service to combine them with your shutters. These are the perfect shades for spring, evoking the vibrancy of the outdoors and providing your home with a chic contemporary scheme that’s right on trend this March.

With Easter merely weeks away, why not take some inspiration from the season and decorate your home with spring-like shades and pretty pastels?

 

Pastels

 

A celebration of new life and rebirth, Easter is the perfect time of year to incorporate delicate spring tones into your home. Take your cues from the blossoms that will be adorning trees across the country – delicate pinks are abundant in nature, so think about using them in your home if you want to create a comforting and feminine feel in your home.

 

Aside from dusky pastel tones, other colours to go for include greens of all descriptions, as well as yellows, creams and blues. Anything that evokes a ‘fresh’ feeling, or mirrors the colours and hues you see outside during this time of year will work really well.

 

The best thing about shades and tones such as these, is that even though they’re perfect for this time of year, they’re versatile enough to look on-trend throughout the year – being the perfect balance between the more muted tones of winter and the brights of summer.

 

Think about choosing louvered style shutters too – with the clocks going forward and the days getting lighter and brighter, it’s good to let in as much light as possible after all the darkness of winter! Louvered shutters will allow you to control the amount of light you let in, as well as enabling you to show off the gorgeous colours on your shutter.

Fancy getting a head start on your home? Is it time to refresh a room that’s past its best? Well at Shutterly we have a brilliant new competition to help you do just that.

 

Heals

 

Fancy getting a head start on your home? Is it time to refresh a room that’s past its best? Well at Shutterly we have a brilliant new competition to help you do just that.As home stores and designers start revealing what they think will be the big trends in colour and design for Autumn 2015, we wanted to share with you one of our favourite new looks, and offer you a chance to give your own space an update.

 

Everywhere we look we’ve seen blue as a huge story for this autumn’s homes. From deep navy to vibrant, bright blues the shade is everywhere, and no one did it better than iconic homestore Heal’s in their new Pinner range. We caught up with Kirsty Whyte, Product & Design Manager at Heal’s, to ask her about why blue is such a big presence this autumn, and how to make it work.

 

“Encroaching evenings and clear winter skies were the initial colour inspiration in Heal’s furniture for Autumn 2015,” she told us, “with earthy neutrals and bold colour statements sitting alongside each other. Navy blue is becoming a new neutral, complimenting the adjacent materials of natural oak and white, while still adding an element of excitement.”

 

The exciting news is that we are offering one lucky reader a brilliant head-start on the new season’s trends with £250 of vouchers to spend at Heal’s. If you’d like to get £250 to spend on beautiful new homewares – blue or otherwise – then simply enter our #roomrevamp competition on Facebook.

 

All you have to do is tell us which of your rooms needs a revamp, then like and share our page. The winner will be chosen after the closing date of midnight, Sunday 9th August 2015. See here for full T&Cs. Good luck!

Whether its welcoming family from overseas or inviting the neighbours around, the season when we open our homes up to guests for the holidays is – yes – nearly upon us. Here are five great ideas for upgrading your home to provide a cosy, comfy welcome.

 

Whether its welcoming family from overseas or inviting the neighbours round, the season when we open our homes up to guests for the holidays is – yes – nearly upon us. Here are five great ideas for upgrading your home to provide a cosy, comfy welcome.

 

 

Order a new sofa

 

Remember how last year you watched Downton Abbey perched on a kitchen stool because the sofa was full of your extended family? If you vowed to get yourself a new sofa in time for Christmas this year then now is the time to start shopping. Sofa lead times even from big high street names can be lengthy, so don’t delay the process of trying a few out for comfort in store.

 

Invest in a bigger dining table

 

Your normal dining table plus a wallpaper pasting table plus a big tablecloth to cover the join? Make everyone feel welcome for a celebratory dinner by ordering a really great dining table that can expand to fit everyone, without any gaps or wobbles. A solid wood table with a well-designed expanding centre section will be worth the investment. And if you are expecting a house-full, then two long matching benches can make a stylish alternative to a set of  stacking chairs, and will fit more people on too.

 

Upgrade the kitchen

 

Cooking a feast for a house-full will never be a breeze, but replacing appliances with bigger and better-performing models can give your skills a boost. Whether it’s getting a bigger fridge/freezer with an ice-maker built into the door for easier entertaining, upgrading the oven to a self-cleaning pyrolytic model or replacing your kettle with an instant-hot water tap to save time and precious counter-space, now is the time to make a list of gadgets that might make the holiday season easier. Shopping now will give you plenty of time to get them professionally installed and give you the chance to try them out before the big day.

 

Makeover the guest bedroom

 

When was the last time you slept in the guest room? Hopefully not recently! But if you’re expecting guests it’s worth road-testing the room first. Is the bed comfy, is there somewhere to store clothes and cases? And do light-levels in the room make for a restful night? Have a test run now and you’ll have plenty of time to order a new mattress or occasional furniture to really welcome guests in style.

 

Add warmth with shutters

 

Talking of light levels, adding shutters to your rooms will have many benefits, with improved control on light and privacy, better warmth insulation and of course, a smart new feature that will give the whole house a real lift. If you want to order shutters guaranteed to be installed before Christmas then our cut-off date for orders is 20th October.

 

 

If you’re thinking of transforming your room with fabulous shutters before Christmas, ensure you get your orders in before our cut-off to avoid disappointment!

 

Christmas window shutters

 

While it might be daunting to think that far ahead, we’re already planning for Christmas and the festive season! While you might be thinking of booking your Turkey at Marks & Spencers, or what this years toy of the year is for your child – our main concern is to make sure you can get your window shutters before Christmas!

 

Our Christmas cut off falls on the 20th of October 2015. This means any orders placed before this time will be up and installed in your home before Christmas – fantastic!

 

However… this year we are delighted to be able to offer, for the first time, our express delivery shutters service! This means you can order up to Friday 6th of November 2015 and still have your shutterly festive home!

You can win £1,000 to spend in our shutter style competition, and find out more about the different styles of shutters that are available

 

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Always wanted shutters for your home? Well now could be your chance to make that design dream come true. We’re offering the chance to WIN £1,000 to spend with us when you enter our competition below. All you need to do is:

 

1. Visit our shutter styles page and select the shutters you would most like for your own home. Below we give you a run-down of our shutters styles to help you pick your favourite.

2. Like our Facebook page here, then copy and paste the link to your favourite shutters into the comments below. Also tell us which room you imagine them going in. If you already Like us on Facebook then just paste your favourite shutters in your comment.

3. Name a friend who would love our shutters too!

 

The winner will be drawn from correct entries after the closing date: midnight on 31 July 2016.

Read our terms and conditions here. Good luck!

 

The inside story on shutter styles

 

So you’ve always wanted to have beautiful, practical shutters at home. Now is the big decision – which style to pick? Here are the main styles of window shutters and why the advantages are of each one.

 

 

Plantation shutters

 

Flexible, chic and adaptable, Plantation shutters are our forte. You can select the size of the slats – smaller slats help reduce light levels, while larger slats are ideal for bigger windows and increased privacy, as well as adding a more contemporary feel. Whatever format you choose, our shutters also have the benefit of louvres that can be pushed fully flat upwards or downwards.

 

 

Solid panel shutters

 

Perfect for getting an authentic, traditional look in a period home, solid panel shutters give the sophisticated feel of a Georgian townhouse to your windows. As a single, solid panel they are also great for reducing noise from outside, blocking light and keeping a room cosy. You can select from solid panel shutters in poplar or elm, and of course pick a custom colour if you desire. There are also two different styles – our raised panels feature extra detailing ideal for traditional schemes, while the plain Shaker style works wonderfully in more contemporary, minimal or architectural spaces.

 

 

Tier-on-tier shutters

 

Also known as Venetian shutters, tier-on-tier shutters let you open the upper and lower tiers separately, making them incredibly versatile. Open the top section to let light in while screening your home from the street with closed lower shutters – these shutters let you control light and privacy as you wish, and are also great for rooms where the light moves around during the day. We also find them very popular for Victorian bay windows, where they make a gorgeous-yet-functional feature in themselves.

 

 

Cafe-style shutters

 

Half-height, cafe-style shutters are designed to cover only the lower section of your window, and can be a great solution for rooms facing a busy street, or for people who want to maximise available light. Aid concentration by fitting them in a study, or enhance the beauty of your traditional sash windows by screening the lower-half only. With cafe-style shutters you get the best of all worlds.

Fancy having your window shutters in place for Christmas this year? Book before 9th November and ask for air delivery!

 

Christmas Shutters 2016

 

While it might be daunting to think that far ahead, we’re already planning for Christmas and the festive season! While you might be thinking of booking your Turkey at Marks & Spencers, or what this year’s toy of the year is for your child – our main concern is to make sure you can get your window shutters before Christmas!

 

This year our ‘Christmas cut off’ falls on the 18th of October 2016. In brief, this means if you get your order in before that point – you’ll have your shutters up and looking festive for Christmas day!

 

GREAT NEWS – our EXPRESS service can still get your shutters in place as long as you order before 10th of November. Get in touch today to avoid disappointment!   Back to blog

Welcoming friends and family to your home over Christmas and new year? Make sure entertaining’s stress free with our quick and easy home improvement ideas and simple ways to get set for holiday guests

 

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Pic: Farrow & Ball

 

Declutter the hall

 

Start your guest preparation by ensuring yours is a clutter-free home. The hallway’s the space visitors will see first, so check you have enough hanging space for their coats as well as the family’s. Extra hooks are straightforward to put up, or try a peg rail instead. Shoe storage is a must-have, too. Invest in a cabinet or bench to encourage the family to stash not strew. Why not set the Christmas mood in the hall as well? Better than flowers for lasting over the festive period, a display of Christmas foliage can add seasonal fragrance and create the right atmosphere. Only have bright overhead lighting in your hall? Move one table lamp or a pair to a side table to create a soft and welcoming glow.

 

Pic: sofa.com

 

Living room solutions

 

Enough seating in the living room? Do the head count now. Can you move occasional chairs from bedrooms to avoid too many bodies on the sofa? Younger family members may be fine with floor cushions or upholstered stools, leaving more supportive seating to others and, in fabrics that co-ordinate with the existing room scheme, will look good. Check out how the passages through your living spaces work before your home gets busy, too. If any seating’s blocking doors or obvious walkways, rearrange it to ensure having a bigger household doesn’t mean overcrowding. Layouts such as sofas facing over a coffee table, or right-angled arrangements could help.

 

Pic: Green Gorgeous

 

Sort out dining spaces

 

Don’t let a big gathering be a compromise too far on elbow room. If the dining table’s not sizeable or extendable enough consider a larger top that can be placed over the existing one and dressed up beautifully with a linen cloth. Short on dining chairs, or know you won’t squeeze in a sufficient number? A bench is a good solution for fitting in more people. An upholstered design is kinder for long relaxing meals, or invest in (or even make) some cushions to soften a wooden version. If it’s a design without back support, children and adults with great posture are the ones to seat here rather than less limber family members.

 

Pic: Shutterly Fabulous

 

Create gorgeous guest bedrooms

 

The temperature of your home might not be what guests are used to. Once you’ve made up the bed, adding a throw or blanket they can use if the room’s too cold will be welcome. For those who like it cool, make sure they can unlock the window, know how to open trickle vents, and can turn down the radiator. Homely touches are always appreciated (and save those travelling on public transport carrying more than they need to). An alarm clock, a carafe and glass for nighttime water, and even a book or two are thoughtful extras. Don’t let holiday guests live out of a suitcase. If the wardrobe’s full to bursting, hooks behind the door with padded hangers will allow them to keep their clothes in good shape while they’re staying over. Clear drawer space, too, and give them somewhere to stash the suitcase out of the way rather than step round it. Even when it’s your nearest and very dearest who are staying, everyone appreciates a little time apart so if there’s room for some bedroom seating, give your guests the opportunity to relax without you (while you get on with what you need to do).

 

 Pic: George Home

 

Bathroom etiquette

 

Be generous with towels for your guests and it’ll spare a raid on the airing cupboard when you’re busy. If everyone’s sharing a bathroom, giving visitors a different towel colourway helps. Make sure there’s somewhere to dry them, too. If the heated towel radiator’s full to bursting, a freestanding rack means they can air. A finishing touch in case they’ve forgotten, a basket with soap, toothpaste, shampoo and even a shower cap will look hotel smart in the bathroom as well as sparing guests confessing their oversight. Discover more home improvement ideas on our blog.

Desperate to give your rooms a makeover now 2017’s arrived? Discover the home decorating tips that’ll revitalise, renew and refresh every area

 

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Once you’ve taken down the tree, packed the decorations into their boxes and consigned the cards to the recycling bin, your rooms can look alarmingly bare. A focus on your 2017 interiors can be the best remedy for the January blues, of course, so where to start? One of the biggest problems at this time of year is the shortage of daylight, so the first step is to welcome in as much of it as you can.

 

Make rooms lighter

 

We admit we’re biased, but it doesn’t stop us being right. Window shutters are light-promoting alternatives to stop-it-in-its-tracks curtains and blinds. Café-style shutters will leave the top half of the window uncovered to maximise light in rooms where this gives you all the privacy you need, while slatted designs will allow you to balance the keeping of prying eyes out with light in to make January less gloomy.

 

 

Try a 2017 trend

 

One of our favourite redecorating ideas for 2017 is using soft pastels straight from make-up palettes. We’re talking pinks, peaches, lavenders and so on. For a contemporary effect, use them on a large scale – as seen in this room scheme – and then repeat on smaller decorative accessories. You can team them with dark shades elsewhere in the room, too, so you needn’t revamp every element of an individual interior to get the look.

 

 

Introduce a hit of colour

 

After a low-hassle way to take a room from winter to spring? A pop of warm colour is one of our favourite home decorating ideas when we want to welcome the change of seasons. There are plenty of options for adding it in spaces like bedrooms and living rooms, but for hard-working spaces like dining areas and kitchens – or simply if you’re after maximum bang for your buck elsewhere – going for shutters in your chosen standout shade will transform in a trice.

 

 

Fall for the colour of the year

 

Pantone decreed Greenery their colour of the year and revitalising, renewing and refreshing is exactly what this shade is all about. We’ll colour match our shutters to it so you can revel in its rejuvenating effects on you and your room scheme – but don’t worry if you’d rather strike off down a different decorating path, we can colour match to any other hue you’d rather.

 

 

Suit your home and your taste

 

Dressing windows in living spaces, bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms so they impress can be about colour as these two-tone shutters show beautifully, but don’t forget about the fun you can have revamping via your choice of shutter styles. Take a more classic turn with narrow slats, or add a contemporary twist with large louvres. Go chic with café-style shutters, or fall for the period design of solid shutters. And don’t forget, you needn’t leave French windows and full-height windows undressed either – tracked shutters are the perfect partner to Grand-Designs style windows for a new look in the new year.

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