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April 6, 2022

How Curtains can help you save energy

Saving money on your energy bill is often a top priority if you're trying to tighten up your finances. Gas and electric costs can mount up, especially when prices rise.…
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March 9, 2022

Can I Put Plantation Shutters in the Bathroom?

While there are many window covering options for the bathroom, plantation shutters are arguably among the best. They let in the perfect amount of light while also offering you utmost…
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February 16, 2022

Wooden Venetians vs Wooden Shutters

Shutters and wooden venetian blinds are not one and the same. Often, the term “shutter blinds” is used by customers and meant in reference to wooden or faux wooden venetian…
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February 12, 2022

How to Remove Mould from Curtain Lining

Curtains are such a key part of your home and they make a huge difference to the look and feel of any room. This is something that you need to…
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January 12, 2022

Why Shutters Are The Perfect Upgrade For Your Home in 2022

Are you thinking of updating your interior design in 2022 and wondering whether shutters are the right choice for you? Shutters are not only stylish, but they are also practical…
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December 23, 2021

2021 Round Up

As we come to the end of another year, it’s time to look back over the last twelve months here at First4Blinds. Like all businesses large and small, we have…
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December 14, 2021

What’s The Best Material For My Blinds

Are you unsure what materials are best for your blinds? Choosing the right blinds for our home isn't an easy decision, and you want blinds that compliment your home and…
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November 15, 2021

2022 Is Going Green

It would appear it is now no secret that colour for 2022 is going to be green and what a refreshing change that will be! Green is such a diverse…
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November 8, 2021

How To Clean Fabric Blinds

Fabric blinds certainly add an appeal to your interior until they get stained and dirty. Even though they are usually dust-resistant and may not require regular cleaning, they cannot be…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…