September 27, 2021

Curtain Linings – What’s The Difference?

When choosing to have new curtains for your home, it might seem overwhelming to decide on your lining after choosing your fabrics and heading. But with a very small selection…
September 21, 2021

A Message from Our Directors- Beverley and Allen

Beverley and Allen have worked tirelessly and selflessly over the last 21 years to build First4Blinds into a reputable and successful independent Northamptonshire business. And now, they are taking a…
September 1, 2021

Mix & Match Your Window Dressings

Sometimes it isn’t as straight forward as having just a blind, shutter or curtain at your window. Dependant on seasonal changes with light and temperature regulation, you may need more…
July 14, 2021

Keeping Your Blinds And Shutters Clean

Naturally, after having beautiful new blinds or shutters installed in your home, you will want to keep them looking pristine. Whether it be dust, finger-marks or splashing from the kitchen…
July 8, 2021

Newly Launched Harlequin Collection

Harlequin, from Sanderson Design Group, have launched Colour 1 – a collection of ready-to-go fabric and wallpaper schemes for all rooms of the house. Four capsules of fabrics and wallpapers…
June 8, 2021

Allusion Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds have had a major glow-up thanks to the Allusion blind from Louvolite. These stunning vertical blinds are a step away from rigid, fabrics louvers and instead bring a…
June 2, 2021

Managing The Summer Sun

Summer has arrived this last week and the sun has been shining! Although sometimes that early morning or low summer evening sun can be a bit of nuisance when your…
May 5, 2021

Furnishing For The Future – Eco Fabrics

Everyone influences the state of our environment these days, whether it be consciously or not, to secure the longevity of our planet. Ecologically driven choices are becoming more and more…
April 23, 2021

Awnings – A Summer Must Have!

Summer is fast approaching and we will all be wanting to make the most out of our gardens and patios. Especially as we couldn’t get together last year. It goes…
April 8, 2021

Curtain Headings Explained

When choosing new curtains or voiles for your home, not only do you have to consider the fabric colour and the fabric itself - but also the heading of your…
March 30, 2021

Duffy’s Quarterly C.E.O Review

It is such a good job I have been here to hold things down at the office. I have had so many delivery drivers to yip away and barely been…
March 30, 2021

Spring Inspiration 2021

Spring has sprung forward, knocking a precious hour off our sleep last Sunday. But it really is a small price to pay in exchange for the wonderful, bright dawn chorus…
January 22, 2021

‘Cottagecore’ – Hot 2021 Interior Trend

Interior trends do not stop for anyone or anything - global pandemic or not. Our behaviours as people define the path and evolution of trends amongst all avenues of creativity.…
January 14, 2021

Illuminate Your Home With The Ultimate 2021 Colours

Pantone have released the colours for 2021 - Ultimate Grey and Illuminating. A beautiful pairing of grey and yellow which work with a range of colour palettes to deliver a…
January 12, 2021

Covid-19 Update: We Are Still Open

Now we are all spending far more time safely in our homes, understandably you may be taking the time to improve your homes or update your interiors. Thankfully, despite the…
January 8, 2021

How To Hang Curtains In Small Rooms

Floor length curtains and exposed poles need not only be for large rooms. If you find yourself wondering how you can create the illusion of more space in a small…
December 11, 2020

First4Blinds – A True Family Affair

Back in 1999, Beverley made a change from working in Nursery Nursing to owning a market stall selling lamps and shades. Little did she know that over 20 years later,…
November 25, 2020

What colour curtains go with grey walls?

Using Grey as a base colour for your interior scheme is a smart choice due to the workable nature grey offers against other colours. It is a neutral colour that…
November 3, 2020

Do shutters reduce noise?

Living in a busy area can mean you are susceptible to encountering noise pollution.  Whether it be the sound of a main road or having shops nearby. It can be…
October 20, 2020

Duffy CEO Report for September

September has been and gone – but not before having a catch-up with my nearest and dearest humans and fellow canines alike. Being Canine Executive Officer is hard work! With…
September 14, 2020

What are pencil pleat curtains?

Curtains can bring a room to life and give it character, and with a wide selection of choices to make it can be difficult to decide what style of curtains…
August 18, 2020

The Best Shutters for Kitchens

When it comes to shutters, there are a lot of choices and a lot of variables to think about when trying to pick the right solution for your home. One…
July 20, 2020

How to clean roller blinds

Got a stain on your roller blinds or are they just overdue a good cleaning? Either way, we have the easiest way to clean your roller blinds at home. Many…
July 11, 2020

How to measure for blinds

Measuring blinds a task that requires a lot of focus and patience. In order to get the perfect measurement for your home, you first need to recognise where you want…
June 16, 2020

How to get the creases out of curtains

In the first of our ‘how to’ blogs, we thought the people of Northamptonshire might like to know how to get those pesky creases out of their curtains. We all…
June 10, 2020

What are plantation shutters?

Plantation shutters originate from the southern states if the USA and they were designed to deal with the hot and extremely humid summers that they experience there. The use of…
August 23, 2019

Designing For Longevity

August is drawing towards her glorious end and it's fair to say the sharp bite of Autumn is starting to creep in early morning. But, the ever annual joy of…
August 2, 2019

Mind The Gap – A Seismic Shift In Colour Is Coming

Happy Friday and a big sunny welcome to August! And to start off the month we broke free of our Northampton roots yesterday evening to venture down to Notting Hill.…
July 29, 2019

Runway to Hallway

The sun has got his hat on today! Suddenly the weather has got it's act together and remembered we are in June! We instead can be making use of our…
July 19, 2019

Enough Hangers To Shake A Pole At

Last week saw a week off for The Blog, so what better than to come back with a bumper instalment this week! Two whole weeks worth of busy business to…
July 5, 2019

Serve An Ace With Roman Blinds & Independent Business

How many punnets of strawberries and cream have you devoured watching Wimbledon with a fresh pitcher of Pimms or the quintessential glass of Robinsons squash? A staple event of the…
July 2, 2019

Say “I Do” In Style

Hello July - You bringing plenty of summer sun with you? And oh boy we need some. Hasn't the last few weeks been a rollercoaster of temperature highs and lows?…
June 29, 2019

Zuche Boutique – What a treat!

Oh how lovely our week has been despite the almost biblical amount of rain we have had. For a moment we were considering becoming First4Umbrellas & Raincoats! There would have…
June 29, 2019

Sunshine, Sale & Samples

We are basking in the heat today for sure. It definitley feels like we are on for the hottest day of the year as I feel the sun through the…
June 11, 2019

Raindrops and Remnants…

Well what a change in the weather for us this morning... From sunshine to raindrops. Never mind, all the more reason to make a cuppa and catch up with us!…
May 30, 2019

Ratings, Awnings and A Secret Project!

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the kettle is on - Happy Friday to you all! Firstly, we would just like to thank everyone who voted for…