Dressing your windows with the perfect blinds

Having a beautiful home that I love is something I continue to dream about. As my regular readers ready know we are planning to move to the countryside one day to our forever home. We know it’s not going to be next month or even next year but one day we shall be living our country dream.

I have big plans for our new home, beautiful kitchen, stunning bathroom with a roll top bath, wooden floors, gorgeous vintage items of furniture, a garden that is always in bloom with a lovely wooden play house for the children.

Perfect Blinds

Recently I have been thinking about what types of window dressings to use. I love shutters they are stunning but would not suit the style of house that we would be buying. So I have been looking at what styles we could use to find the perfect blinds.

Roman Blinds

Perfect Roman Blinds
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I really like roman blinds, they easily transform a room. You can get them a lovely range of colours and patterns, they are also often available in made to measure options. So if you are having curtains made or you have curtains for a large window in your room but need a covering for a smaller window then roman blinds are a great option. When the the blinds are up they look beautiful, lots of different layers all tucked together.

Venetian Blinds

I have a thing about venetian blinds in kitchens, I really fancy a beautiful white wooden one in our new kitchen. They are great when they are closed because you can tilt them so the stop the sun coming in at different angles, perfect to allow the light in but keep the beaming sun out. I like that they a wipeable, which is perfect in a kitchen.

Roller Blinds

Image: Etsy

 

Roller blinds are great, they are often a cheaper option, they come in such a variety of colours and patterns. Plus they are more readily available with a black out option. Making them great for children’s bedrooms, both of my children had them in their nurseries.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds, are often seen in offices or conservatories. We had these in our first home, they were already there when we moved in and as they were good quality, plan in colour they stayed until we decorated each room. They did however stay in the kitchen on both the patio and other window.

I love Roman Blinds, so I think that we will use a mix of them and curtains around our forever home, they are simple and stylish. Although I would be tempted by the wooden style venetian blinds for the kitchen. What would your perfect blinds be for your home?

*This a a collaborative post with Ambition Blinds. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Wedding planning check list….

Congratulations on your engagement. I bet you can’t stop looking at the beautiful ring you have just been given. I know I spent weeks looking at mine, 7 years on I still lust over it. So, planning your big day. I’m sure your head is full of amazing ideas of what you would like for your special day. It can be overwhelming ensuring you have everything you need and want in place ready for you wedding day.

Wedding Planning Check List

I have put together this easy to follow wedding planning check list. It doesn’t really matter what order you do things in, I have known people that are so excited about trying dresses on they have even bought ‘the one’ before setting the date. Sometimes you might need to be flexible on the date of your wedding as some venues are booked up a couple of years in advance, so make sure you have your venue sorted before confirming your date with other suppliers and sending out your save the date cards.

Wedding Planning check list…..

  • Set a budget
  • Set a date
  • Decide on either a church or civil ceremony
  • Book venue and church – if required
  • Sort out a guest lists for day time and evening guests.
  • Send out save the date cards
  • Decided on bridesmaids and grooms men.
  • Book a photographer
  • Book a cake maker
  • Arrange a florist
  • Choose a dress
  • Choose your bridesmaids dresses
  • Arrange mens suits
  • Choose wedding rings
  • Arrange any entertainment required – band, disco etc.
  • Book transport
  • Book a Honeymoon
  • Decide on menu and drink choices
  • Book your hair stylist
  • Order Invitations
  • Arrange Hen party – or get your hens to sort it.
  • Arrange Stag party – or get the best man to.
  • Buy gifts for the bridal party and the grooms men.
  • Mother of the bride and groom gifts
  • Father of the bride and groom gifts
  • Sort your seating plan
  • All of little extras, place cards, table favours, photo booth props, guest books etc

Wedding Planning Checklist

I hope you enjoy planning your big day. I loved planning all the details of my big day. Although I had booked a venue about 14 months before the wedding date I was a couple of weeks away from giving birth to our son. Which meant I didn’t have time to work on anything for another 7 months, after I got my parenting skills sorted and I could focus on the Wedding as well as my son. I planned and sorted everything else out in those 7 months. It can be stressful at times but worth it, when your dream wedding day all comes together.

Personalised Papercuts from Twenty Fingers

Are you looking for a unique wedding gift? Or a personalised gift for someone? Have you seen the papercut gifts from Twenty Fingers? Twenty Fingers is a family run business owned by Lana and Ivan, who have a passion for design and interiors. They specialise in laser cut paper floating frames, providing you with beautiful personalised framed gifts and items for your home.

Twenty Fingers

Twenty Fingers make the most stunning family trees, I wished I had traced my family tree back enough to have one of the large ones made. Going back through the generations of our family, makes for a beautiful treasure, it’s going on my to do list.

Personalised Papercuts with Twenty FingersI had previously bought a friend of mine a lovely family tree for her 30th birthday from another company, which comparing the two different items the quality and precision of the Twenty Fingers so very much better.

It took me a long time to decided which if their items I would like, but I went with the family tree, I added in our dogs, cat and some hearts. It was so easy to get the little extras added to my tree, I just asked for them in the comments section on the order form.

I decided to go with the ivory frame and ivory paper, there are so many different colours of paper and frames to choose from. I thought it would fit into any room in our house, plus when we move to our forever home it will match there as well.

The family tree’s start at £59.00 for the standard 10 x 12 inch, including the floating frame and delivery, it allows you to add up to 6 names. They are able to make these with up to 25 names on, the price increases to £84.00. Delivery was really quick, it arrived with me within 4 days of order, which makes them the perfect last minute gift.

Twenty Fingers Giveaway

Twenty Fingers are offering my lovely readers a beautiful wedding gift, one of their ‘Love Trees’ that is completely personalised for you. So it could be the perfect gift for a wedding you are attending or as a keepsake for your own wedding.

You can enter this fabulous giveaway worth £59 using the Rafflecopter below and leave me a lovely comment to say who you are going to have the frame made for. Don’t forget to tell me who you would like to gift this prize too or would you keep it for yourself?

 

*Thank you Twenty Fingers for sending me a out my beautiful family tree, as always thoughts and opinions are my own*

 

Rachel Bustin