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Home is where the heart is...Window dressing inspired by the colours of nature.

Posted by Sile on 11/17/2016 10:43:03 AM

Cosy Chic Living Room Ideas

Cosy Chic Living Room Ideas

It’s impossible to ignore the spectacular displays of nature and vibrant colours that appear everywhere in autumn but, when we reach November, and the winter draws closer, our instincts are to cosy up and settle in for the long dark nights.

This month I have created a homely and relaxed look using a natural palette of woody neutrals, combined with hints of warmth, colour and metallic shimmers to ensure a calm and welcoming glow in any room.

Rose Gold Decor

Flushed cheeks, wild berries, rosy apples, early sunsets; all the seasonal delights that bring pretty pink and red tints to this time of the year.

Rose gold has been a prominent feature in fashion for a while now; however, more recently it has been seen in home accessories, and now, in more permanent fixtures such as light switches and taps. This is a sure sign that a colour is here to stay, with this in mind I have added accents of rose gold and copper to give a luxurious feel being careful not to overdo the glitz but opting for a more discreet, understated look instead.

Stylish Window Blinds

Styling your window for this look is easy with our wide range of textured, plain and natural fabrics such as the swatches shown here. For a clear and bright look with minimum coverage opt for transparent fabrics such as Meadow and Natural Shell. For soft light diffusion and privacy choose dim out fabrics such as Beach Comber, Vibrant Cerise and Natural Linen. And for insulation and black out choose from our range of black out fabrics such as Coffee.

A Unique Designer Look

Time constraints and busy lifestyles mean we often veer towards quick fixes and handy options when decorating. It’s all too easy to pick up cheap pieces and discard them on a whim or choose expensive pieces that have no personal attachment.

As the long dark evenings often mean spending more time indoors, we can think about how best to enhance our homes with homemade pieces that aren’t mass produced and tailor them with a personal touch.  

So if you like to while away the evenings watching ‘Strictly’ or are hooked on the X-Factor why not challenge yourself to make your time spent indoors more productive? Try knitting a cosy snood or beanie hat while cheering on your favourites to win.


Personalise your Home Style

Personal touches add warmth and character to your home; they can also be used as a special gift for loved ones in time for Christmas. You don’t have to look far to find quality products. This stunning Oak Leaf yellow gold Brooch made by Faller the Jeweller on the Strand Road and luxury knitwear by Magherafelt based designer Ona By Agne are beautiful pieces to lift the spirits and suit the season perfectly.

The jam and the bread making kit I have included here are also locally made in County Down and can be bought individually or alongside a wide range of fun hamper combinations from indiefude.com. Based in Comber and shipping all over you can handpick your hamper by food type or province making up your own unique present for friends and relatives living abroad or those who are simply devoted foodies.  At Bloc Blinds we offer a ‘print your own’ option allowing you to customise your blind for a totally bespoke look, either for yourself, or as a gift.

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So go on, have a go at doing it yourself! You needn’t look too far for some creative inspiration whether it is from nature or by supporting local crafts and businesses; at the end of the day there’s no place like home!

Visit our new Design Studio in Magherafelt for further inspiration or to discuss a tailored look for your home. Bloc Blinds Design Studio, The Diamond, Magherafelt, BT45 5AA

You can follow us on Facebook, check out our website www.blocblinds.ie or call us on 02879440130


Photo Credits: 1. Free Bloc Blinds Fabric Swatches; Meadow [transparent], Beachcomber [dim-out], Natural Linen [dim-out], Vibrant Cerise [dim-out], Natural Shell [transparent] 2. Whitworth Leather Sofa; Laura Ashley 3. Snood Knitting Kit; Stitch and Story 4. 18ct Yellow Gold Oak leaf Brooch; Faller the Jeweller, Strand Road Derry 5. Plum and Vanilla Jam; Indie Füde 6. Bake it Yourself Irish Soda Bread; Indie Füde 7. Knitwear from Ona by Agne[www.onabyagne.com]  8. Roger Oates Westport Coral Runner; McCarter Carpets and Flooring 9. Cushions; George at ASDA 10. Acropolis Table Lamp; Very 11.Vatnafjoll Sideboard; Railis, Etsy

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