Lately, we’ve been dreaming about blinds. We live in a Grade II Listed building with beautiful big windows, and although we love living in a flat that has plenty of light shining in, it means that we heavily rely on our window coverings. Especially in the summer months, our flat can become a bit of a sauna and our current metal blinds are just not keeping the place cool.
That got us thinking about updating our windows. As we looked into different blind options, we tried to look for someone who had it all; blinds that would keep the flat cool, blinds that would give us privacy, blinds that would be easy to maintain and blinds that, of course, would look stylish.
Let’s talk about Luxaflex, a blind company that offers all of the above. It was over 60 years ago that business partners, Joe Hunter and Henry Sonnenberg launched their business venture, the ‘Hunter Douglas Machinery Corporation’, with the aim to develop innovative window coverings; Aluminium Venetian Blinds.
Introduced in the 50’s under the brand name, Luxaflex, they became the must-have window blinds – and still are to this day!
So what makes these blinds such blinders? In an ideal world, we’d go for a bespoke option for our flat. We’ve been looking at how we can do this and the good news is all Luxaflex blinds are hand-crafted and made-to-measure. These exclusive handmade blinds control the temperature of the home, insulating the home in the winter months and keeping the home cooler in warmer climes – i.e. exactly what our hot box needs!
But what would we opt for? Well, Luxaflex Designer Roller Blinds are a great choice which would be a winner for most homes. Treated with an innovative Dustblock finish, the blinds are great for humidity and will control the temperature. Anti-static and moisture repellent too, Dustblock means the roller blinds are easy to clean and maintain – especially if you have a cat like Kiki running around. They’re great for humid rooms such as kitchen and bathrooms – i.e. the surface of the sun we call our lounge. We have an open plan living room and kitchen area so these roller blinds would be perfect – not to mention they offer amazing UV protection ideal for when the sun eventually makes an appearance.
If like us, you’re looking to control the sunlight but still want to avoid the room feeling to dark and dingy, then roller blinds in a sheer fabric would work perfectly. You can choose your transparency, from fully sheer through to dim-out, so whether you’re trying to darken a bedroom for a better nights sleep, or block out glaring sunlight, this one is for you.
We can’t help but be drawn to the Luxaflex Wooden Blind collection. For us, wooden blinds allude style and great design and would look fantastic in a contemporary property as much as they would in somewhere more traditional.
Wooden blinds give a fantastic natural look to the home and there are oodles of painted woods to personalise the window coverings to suit your style. So, if you fancied revamping a room with a pop of colour, why not so do through your windows?
So, once you’ve made up your mind and you’ve looked at so many options you’re about to go blind (boom boom) simply choose the style and colour that would best go with your scheme. If you’ve opted for a fabric blind then choose your desired fabric, determine the design, outline the operations and finally, sort out the measurements.
Belting blinds to transform the home,
David & Mark x