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Our July Colour Story of the Month – Yellow and Grey

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This year Pantone, the world authority on colour, presented “Custard Yellow” as a key colour for 2015. This shade of yellow is mellow and warm and will instantly put you in a good mood.

Grey is warm yet cool, graceful and eternally modern. Grey sits in any palette and is also the perfect backdrop for any scheme

Fabric designs featuring combinations of Soft Yellows, Grey and off white or cream are ideal for creating an elegant interior space that will be absolutely on trend this summer. Adding pops of yellow to an otherwise fairly neutral grey scheme, will bring radiance and energy into your room.

The Ersilia and Nerina designs from Clarke and Clarke in our opinion, are the perfect furnishing fabrics for this look. Digitally printed onto a velvet ground, these watercolour florals are elegant and timeless and suitable for curtains, roman blinds, cushions (the larger the better) or even upholstery. Why not cover an occasional chair with Ersilia Chartreuse or one of the other designs from the Artiste Collection to make a real statement.

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Click to view Ersilia, Mosaic, Palette, and Nerina in Chartreuse colourway

Keep the rest of the furniture plain to add contrast and avoid pattern overload. Balance the look with plain or textured fabrics in yellow and grey, picking out the key hues from the feature design and don’t be afraid to add different patterns in smaller quantities to make your scheme really unique.

If you are worried about committing to fabric designs featuring this colour combination as the main focus or your scheme or don’t want patterned curtains, thinking you may tire of it or that it will date, use grey as your key colour using various shades for the difficult to change elements, in your room – furniture, walls, and sofas for example. You can then introduce yellow as the accent colour with hard and soft accessories such as vases and cushions, fresh flowers and even occasional chairs or a roman blind.

Open Plan Living Area with Yellow accents

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A neutral scheme with a touch of yellow

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Then, when you are ready for a new look it will be relatively quick easy to change the accent colour and create a brand new scheme. You don’t have to spend a fortune either – browse thrift shops and second hand websites for accessories in your chosen accent colour and invest your money in a small quantity of beautiful fabric. Scatter cushions are quick and easy to make with just a couple of metres of fabric. Roman blinds also require far less fabric than a curtain. Take a look at our made to measure roman blinds and see how competitive our prices are.

Whatever fabrics you decide on and however you use them, a Grey and Yellow interior will be sure to impress. Visit UK Curtains and Interiors for more inspiration.

By Louise Randle

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show interior inspiration

Floral Inspiration from the Hampton Court Flower Show

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Summer is here and next week flower lovers and horticulturists from across the country will be gathering at the largest flower event of the year – the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

The show runs from Tuesday 30th June until the 5th July and this year is made up of 3 themed zones – Grow, Feast and Inspire – to guide visitors around the showground.

This annual event provides plenty of tips and inspiration for the amateur and professional gardener alike to make the best of their own gardens or outdoor space.

There is a wealth of interior design inspiration in a garden. Study the colours and colour combinations of the flora and fauna to find ideas for your interior scheme and then browse the UK Curtains and Interiors selection of fabrics from the comfort or your home (or garden!)

Looking for a fabric with a floral design? Use the Colour, Design and Fabric filters on our easy to use site to find exactly what you are looking for; From the painterly Ersilia from Clarke and Clarke and the abstract style of Prestigious Textiles Marsella to the delicate Ophelia embroidered floral and the beautifully drawn Darwen and Alicia printed fabrics, the choice is yours.

Click to view Our Ersilia Damson Fabric

Click image to view Our Ersilia Damson Fabric

Click to view Our Marsella Antique Fabric

Click image to view Our Marsella Antique Fabric

Click to view Our Ophelia Rose Fabric

Click image to view Our Ophelia Rose Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

Click to view Our Darwen Mimosa Fabric

Click image to view Our Darwen Mimosa Fabric

Click to view Our Alicia Vintage Fabric

Click image to view Our Alicia Vintage Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

Leaf designs range from the stylised Clarendon woven fabric to the delicate leaf trail of the Tamiko woven fabric, all available to purchase by the metre or as made to measure curtains, roman blinds and accessories.

Click to view Our Clarendon Gold Fabric

Click image to view Our Clarendon Gold Fabric

Click to view Our Tamiko Red Fabric

Click image to view Our Tamiko Red Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

There are many many more printed, woven and embroidered fabrics to choose from so why not take inspiration from the Hampton Court Flower Show and bring the outdoors in this summer with floral fabrics from UK Curtains and Interiors.

By Louise Randle

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Home Office Desk Country

Create A Home Office

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Working from home is the ultimate dream and goal for many – no more rush hour, no more 9 to 5 grind, no more worry. Of course, in reality working from home can sometimes be just as hard, if not harder, than travelling to an office each day because of the many distractions that lay in wait there… Household chores, the TV, that sunny spot in the garden… But what if you could make your home office so comfortable and  ‘distraction proof’ that you could get everything done? What if that meant you had more time to do those chores, watch that TV, soak up that sun?

You can!

By utilising what you already have, and bringing out its best with clever designs, gorgeous fabrics, and stylish patterns and colours, you can have the best of both worlds. You’re working, but you’re in the most relaxing place on earth.

Green Office Window

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1)  Desk Placement

Working with the Blues

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You probably have two choices here – you’ll either have a desk with a view or you won’t. Be honest with yourself; is that view too good to allow you to get your head down to work? Or will it inspire you to great things? If it’s the former, then you’ll want to place your desk in front of a plain wall. And when we say plain, we don’t necessarily mean a blank white space; use some colour (what about navy?) to liven things up but keep them professionally calm as well. And if it’s the latter, then why not spruce up that window frame itself? Treat yourself to some patterned curtains or blinds, and don’t put anything on the windowsill – the view should be enough.

 

Simple Office Space

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2)  Your Chair

How long are you going to be sitting at that perfectly placed desk? Four hours? Five? Eight? Perhaps more? You need it to be comfortable. If space is at a premium, then rather than investing in a large chair, perhaps a comfy cushion could be the way to go. You could even make it yourself, ensuring that it is totally unique and perfectly you.

 

 

3)  Partitioning

You may not have much room for your home office. Not everyone has a spare room to utilise, and if that’s the case then you might want to partition your office away from the rest of the room you are using. That’s especially important if you are based in your bedroom, as you’ll need to be able to switch off – yourself and the laptop – when you go to sleep or simply want to chill out. Partitioning with a curtain is a great way to do it; it doesn’t cost a lot, maximises space (no doors to contend with), and means that you won’t feel shut in when you are at work.

4)  Use The Walls

Your desk needs to be as clear as possible if you are to really engage in your work. A cluttered desk, as they say, is a cluttered mind, and no one wants that. So in order to keep your desk as clear as your head, buy or make a pin-board for the wall – this is where you can keep all of your important appointments and information, and you can make it as funky as you like. Perfect!

Small Home Office

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Use your walls for inspiration.

Pinboard Idea for Home Office

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Make your own pin-board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Lisamarie Lamb

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

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Fabrics For Princesses

Fabrics fit for a Princess

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What a delight it was to see the latest pictures of Princess Charlotte with her brother Prince George, taken by their mother the Duchess of Cambridge. The images capture a very special moment for proud parents William and Kate.

Princess Charlotte was born on the 2nd May 2015 and although her parents are keen to keep her out of the spotlight for now, the nation at large has been eagerly awaiting further pictures of the latest addition to the Royal family.

The Duchess’ beautiful portraits do not disappoint and to celebrate the arrival of this very special baby we are sharing some of our favourite pretty and feminine fabrics, perfect for creating a delightful environment for a little girl.

There is so much more choice nowadays when it comes to decorating a room for a new baby or young child. Don’t think you have to look just at children’s fabrics. Decide on your colour scheme and the look you want to create – whether that is pretty and dainty, simple and modern or feminine and floral.

At UK Curtains and Interiors, we have a great selection of floral prints from on trend vintage inspired designs to cute little ditsy motifs including our Matilda and Elenor fabrics and larger scale painterly trails such as our Romantic design in duck egg.

Click to view Our Elenor Raspberry Fabric

Click to view Our Elenor Raspberry Fabric

Click to view Our Matilda Pink Fabric

Click to view Our Matilda Pink Fabric

Click to view Our Romantic Duck Egg Fabric

Click to view Our Romantic Duck Egg Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, feminine does not have to mean floral. Our latest wool look woven check fabrics are available in soft contemporary colours – the Harris design in the Sorbet colourway and Aspen in Raspberry are two of our favourites with the use of colour giving a totally different look to these check fabrics.

Click to view Our Harris Sorbet Fabric

Click to view Our Harris Sorbet Fabric

Click to view Our Aspen Raspberry Fabric

Click to view Our Aspen Raspberry Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

Simple geometric designs such as polka dots in soft colours are great for a children’s bedroom and will have more longevity than a fabric designed specifically for children. Our Polka, and Balmoral stripe (in pink of course) are perfect for an understated simple scheme which will stand the test of time.

Click to view Our Polka Heather Fabric

Click to view Our Polka Heather Fabric

Click to view Our Balmoral Pink Fabric

Click to view Our Balmoral Pink Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

Novelty designs are a fun option for children and would be great for a playroom or bedroom alike. Our Kitty design from Clarke and Clarke is playful and feminine, featuring cat silhouettes and vintage floral patterns in pink and aqua colours. If you want to go all out patriotic after the birth of Princess Charlotte, the Vintage Flag printed fabric features a decorative bunting design in a pastel colour palette

Click to view Our Kitty Raspberry Fabric

Click to view Our Kitty Raspberry Fabric

Click to view Our Vintage Flag Pink Fabric

Click to view Our Vintage Flag Pink Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

Are you in the process of choosing fabrics for your baby girl’s room? Then why not visit our online shop at UK Curtains and Interiors where you can be sure to find the perfect fabric for your little Princess, or call our design team for help and advice on 0845 340 4433.

By Louise Randle

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

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Monochrome Montage

Our Colour Trend of the Month – Monochrome

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Another trend we have been seeing in the Interiors market recently is the monochrome black and white colour story, which according to forecasting agency Trend Pulse continues to be a key look in major London, Paris and New York stores.

Look out for a mix of bold geometrics, graphic prints, and softer less rigid textural patterns and motifs worked across decorative accessories, china and furniture as well as soft goods and textiles where embroidered and velvet fabrics add luxurious surface interest.

Using a monochromatic colour scheme is perfect if you’re looking to make a statement in your home but just don’t have the confidence with colour. In choosing a black and white colour scheme for your interior, there is little chance of going wrong and best of all, it won’t date.

It’s easy to create a monochrome scheme – start by investing in soft furnishings in the black, white and silver colour area – perhaps some striking readymade curtains, such as the Eltham art deco inspired design from UK Curtains and Interiors, or mix and match patterned and plain cushions from our great selection to provide a quick and easy update.

Click to view Our Eltham Black Readymade Curtains

Click to view Our Eltham Black Readymade Curtains

A monochromatic scheme can be applied to any room in the house. For bedrooms, choose crisp white bedlinen such as our Boutique collection and add cushions, throws and accessories in black and silver for hotel inspired luxe.

Click to view Our Botique White Bedding

Click to view Our Botique White Bedding

Black and White can also work well in children’s bedrooms. Get creative and spray paint decorative objects or furniture in black and white to fit in with your scheme. For younger children, add kids decorative accessories and soft toys in the monochrome palette to create a more playful feel. Black and white can even be used in a nursery. Research has shown that in the first 3 months, a newborn baby sees primarily in shades of grey, white and black so a monochromatic scheme with contrasting shapes and patterns in these colours will create a visually stimulating environment.

When creating your monochrome interior, without having to worry too much about creating colour harmony, you can really focus on pattern and texture when making your fabric choices. UK Curtains and Interiors have a fabulous range of furnishing fabrics in the Monochrome area including graphic prints such as Rose Garden with its sketched botanical design, and embroidered fabrics including the geometric Hopscotch design in Ebony and our Jacobean inspired floral Amira.

Click to view Our Amira Ebony Fabric

Click to view Our Amira Ebony Fabric

Click to view Our Hopscotch Ebony Fabric

Click to view Our Hopscotch Ebony Fabric

Click to view Our Rose Garden Black & White Fabric

Click to view Our Rose Garden Black & White Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

Velvet and Chenille fabrics are great for texture and our Aston woven fabric is a striking contemporary leaf design with chenille elements. Velvet fabrics such as the elegant Como design in Ebony with it’s traditional floral scroll pattern will add a luxurious feel. If you are looking for a plain or semi plain texture in this colour area, our range includes satins, weave textures, velvets, chenille, rib fabrics and wool look crepe weaves.

Click to view Our Aston Ebony Fabric

Click to view Our Aston Ebony Fabric

Click to view Our Como Ebony Fabric

Click to view Our Como Ebony Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

Monochromatic schemes have longevity in terms of being on trend but if you do grow tired of your design, by adding touches of bright colour with cushions and other accessories and re-arranging the room you can create a fresh look with little cost.

By Louise Randle

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

UK Curtains and interiors new home page

Welcome to our New Look Website

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We have some exciting news at UK Curtains and Interiors this week – our new look website has just been launched and is now easier to use than ever.

With its re-styled layout and navigation drop down menus you can see straightaway what we have to offer. We have taken on board comments from our customers and made our pages easier to navigate so you can find what you are looking for quickly and efficiently.

UK Curtains and Interiors drop down navigation

We now have a new drop down navigation filter to make finding your perfect fabric that much easier. Click image to visit our website.

Searching for specific type of fabric couldn’t be easier, – simply click the tick boxes to filter products by Colour, Fabric and Design to narrow down your options.

UK Curtains and interiors website product filtering

It’s even easier to search for your perfect fabric, simply click the tick box next to the specifications you require and your matches will come up instantly. Click the image to view our Fabric Range

We’re also going to be introducing additional filters so you can filter products by well-known brands such as Prestigious Textiles, Belfield and Clarke and Clarke.

Best of all, our website is now mobile and tablet friendly so you can browse and shop anywhere and any-time.

Our blogs are packed full of inspiration and advice with information about our products, new interior trends and useful hints and tips. Click here to view our previous post.

To celebrate the launch we’re currently running a great offer – up to 20% all of our products until the end of May.

We’d love to know what you think of our new look website so do get in touch:

By email: info@ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

or phone: 0845 340 4433

Happy Shopping!

By Louise Randle

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Plain Fabrics

The UK Curtains and Interiors Guide to Plain Fabrics

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Plain fabrics are often ideal to use for soft furnishings where an interior scheme already features patterned elements, such as a busy wallpaper.

There are many different types of plain fabric, each with their own qualities and surface appeal so it helps to know the type of look you want in your room as well as what you will be using the fabric for when making your choices.

At UK Curtains and Interiors we have a large selection of plain fabrics in a wide variety of colours and textures, from brands including Clarke and Clarke and Prestigious Textiles. You can either purchase the fabric by the metre to use as required or let us do the hard work and make up your curtains, blinds and co-ordinating accessories for you.

Probably the most important factor when selecting your interior fabric is colour. You may already have a definite idea for the colour of fabric you want but the type of fabric can also have a big influence on the overall appearance of the colour.

For example lustrous velvets, silk and silk look fabrics can help to reflect light back into the room. Some silk fabrics also have a multi tonal appearance when seen at different angles. Pure silk fabrics can be expensive and have a tendency to fade over time when exposed to strong sunlight so if you are worried about this look for a faux silk alternative such as our Tokyo viscose blend fabric, which has the added benefit of being considerably cheaper than real silk.

Tokyo Teal

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Tokyo Antique

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Tokyo Heather

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Our Rossini Velvet has a lovely tactile quality and amazing sheen due to its high viscose content and is available in a wide range of colours including Moss, Jade and Blueberry.

Rossini Jade

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Rossini Orchid

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Rossini Brick

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Satin fabrics, such as our 100% polyester Duchess which comes in 14 colourways, have a smooth surface on one side, making them a luxurious choice for curtains. This fabric also looks fabulous when made up into cushions with complementary piping.

Duchess Sand

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Duchess Fucschia

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Duchess Latte

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If you want to add interest, try using plain fabrics with different textures. Natural fabrics such as linen, or fabrics with linen content such as our Linden fabric which is blended with viscose, adding texture and depth due to their natural slubs; Or look for a fabric with a texture in the weave.

Linden Duck Egg

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Linden Ivory

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Linden Apple

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Our Kasuri design is a fabulous viscose polyester multi-purpose fabric with a simple bark like pattern. It has a high abrasion resistance so is also suitable for heavy use upholstery with colourways including Wheat, Aubergine, Charcoal and Ecru.

Kasuri Sesame

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Kasuri Garnet

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Kasuri Pewter

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Wool fabrics are naturally hard wearing and although a little more expensive our Worsted 80% wool plain fabric in Slate, Charcoal, Chocolate or Natural is a perfect choice for upholstery that will last a lifetime. For a cheaper alternative, take a look at Harrison 100% polyester wool look fabric.

Worsted Natural

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Harrison Loch

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Harrison Pebble

Click to view Our Harrison Pebble Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

Our best selling plain fabric is Arlington, a 100% cotton fabric with a textured weave which comes in 21 colourways including some lovely naturals. Ashridge with its textured weave, has a similar look and a great choice of colours but also has the advantage of being inherently fire retardant and great value.  

Arlington Gold

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Ashridge Apple

Click to view Our Ashridge Apple Fabric

Ashridge Red

Click to view Our Ashridge Red Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

Chenille fabrics are soft and textured and use a special type of yarn which produces a good quality hard wearing fabric which can often be used for both drapery and upholstery. Our Tatton chenille fabric is 100% polyester and available in 18 colourways or for something a bit different take a look at our Glitter fabric which has a touch of added sparkle.

Tatton Duck Egg

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Tatton Peacock

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Glitter Caramel

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Ribbed fabrics have a textured stripe created with the weave or use of yarn. Shaftesbury is a poly cotton rib weave with a subtle colour graded effect and Chatsworth is a chenille rib weave in rich vibrant colours. New for 2015 and coming soon to our website is our Chessington Fabric – a versatile poly cotton irregular rib fabric with a soft sheen.

Shaftesbury Teal

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Chatsworth Mocha

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Chatsworth Teal

Click to view Our Chatsworth Teal Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

There is such a vast choice of plain fabrics at UK Curtains and Interiors that you may find it difficult to make a decision and this is where we can help. We offer a free swatch service so you can see how the colour and texture of a fabric works in situ or tell us what you are looking for and we will help find the perfect fabric for your project.

By Louise Randle

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Pantone Colours 2015

Be inspired by the 2015 Interior Colour Trends

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We have already talked about the earthy red tone of Marsala – pantone’s colour of the year for 2015 – in our February blog but there are other key colours, which according to Pantone will be important in 2015, including bright blues such as Aquamarine, Scuba Blue, and Classic Blue; Soft pinks of Strawberry Ice, the warm neutral Toasted Almond; Custard yellow, Lucite Green and Glacier Grey.

Here’s our lowdown on what we see as being the key colour areas for interiors:

Woodland Greens Colour Board

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“Woodland Greens” is probably the key trend for Spring Summer and already well established this season. This look is all about bringing nature into our homes, through illustrations, patterns, prints and colour palettes. In the green colour area we are seeing nature inspired hues of moss, and olive, and blue toned lichen greens. Rather than looking dirty and drab, these earthy natural colours are given a contemporary treatment by using on white backgrounds to keep the look clean and fresh, combining with other mineral hues or with dark grey walls and natural wood tones.

 

 

Woodland Greens Inspiration

“Woodland green interiors – images from pinterest”
Our Rossini plain velvet fabric in Silver Pine and Moss colourways fit this colour story perfectly.

Metallics are continuing to be important and for Spring/Summer 2015 there is a further move towards warmer metallic colours such as bronze, copper and rose gold or combinations of sophisticated metallic tones.

For Spring Summer 2015, Rich autumnal colours are transposing into soft muted pinks, smoky greys, and subdued blues and aqua.

Spring Blush Colour Board

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Blush is set to be a key colour this year in pastel schemes. Pantone have included a pinky blush tone Strawberry Ice in their annual report and Dulux Paint’s Colour of the Year for 2015 is Copper Blush, a warm elegant pink which combines perfectly with other soft muted pinks, neutrals and whites as well as warm metallic gold. Blush is a delicate soft feminine colour but can also be paired with earthy brown tones and Marsala. Use with deep mauve or soft apricot to create sophisticated harmonious colour schemes. Blush pinks also look beautifully modern when used with soft grey or taupe, accented with copper accessories.

 

Blush and Copper Insiration

“Blush and copper interiors – images from pinterest”

 

Mint Green and Aqua Colour Board

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Mint green and Aqua is another colour area of importance and we saw a lot of this in the new fabric and wallpaper collections at London Design week, combined with other colours including soft pink, raspberry and navy and taupe.  This pastel colour is calming and relaxing and can be given either a masculine or feminine feel depending on which colours you combine it with and how the room is styled.

 

 

 

 

In the true blue area, colours are going lighter and brighter than the Deep Navy and Indigo of past seasons, so look out for more energetic sapphire, royal blue and from the pantone 2015 report, Classic cobalt blue, and the bright turquoise Scuba Blue. Think of a clean Mediterranean blue in harmonious colour schemes with aqua tinted blues. Pastel versions of these colours will create a calming soothing ambience.

UK Curtains and Interiors have a great selection of Blue fabrics covering wovens, prints, plains and textures

Classic and Scuba Blue Inspiration

“Scuba and Classic Blue interior inspiration – images from pinterest”

Yellow is also fast establishing itself as an important colour for interiors this season, particularly for living rooms. On trend colour palettes see yellow paired with grey and white and of course Grey is definitely the neutral colour choice for 2015.

Yellow and Grey Inspiration

“Yellow and grey interior inspiration – images from pinterest”

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We hope this gives you inspiration for your Spring Decorating projects. Look out for further colour blogs later in the year.

By Louise Randle

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Fabulous New Readymade Curtain Designs for 2015

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We are always adding new product to our website and this spring we are delighted to introduce 8 brand new readymade curtain designs to our collection.

Looking for a floral curtain – The Ellie pencil pleat curtain is a lovely floral with delicate red poppy style flowers printed on a natural poly cotton ground, or if you prefer something more classic the Pippa design with it’s delicate floral print will add a feminine touch and would also look very cute in a young girls bedroom, available in Natural and Duckegg. Both of these curtains have the advantage of being washable so are practical as well as beautiful.

Click to view Our Ellie Red Readymade

Click to view Our Ellie Red Readymade

Click to view Our Pippa Natural Readymade

Click to view Our Pippa Natural Readymade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click to view Our Inglewood Terracotta Readymade

Click to view Our Inglewood Terracotta Readymade

 

Inglewood is a stylish contemporary printed leaf design which will introduce colour into your room in either the Terracotta or Green colourways. Fully lined and with a pencil pleat heading this design is ideal if you are looking for a bold pattern.

 

 

 

 

Click to view Our Neo Red Readymade

Click to view Our Neo Red Readymade

 

Neo is a contemporary Orla Kiely inspired stylised leaf motif printed on half panama with a simple ready to hang eyelet heading. This design is available in two bold colourways: Spice, with an Orange and Mocha design on a natural ground and Red with Taupe on a natural ground.

 

 

 

Click to view Our St. Ives Red Readymade

Click to view Our St. Ives Red Readymade

 

We are also introducing St. Ives, a painterly watercolour effect horizontal stripe printed on a poly cotton ground with an eyelet curtain heading. This eye catching readymade curtain will be a real showstopper whether you choose the Blue, Green or Red colourways.

 

 

Click to view Our Laurel Terracotta Readymade

Click to view Our Laurel Terracotta Readymade

 

 

If you are looking for something more traditional, then take a look at our Laurel design. This small scale woven leaf trail design  is available in Blue and Terracotta colourways.

 

 

Click to view Our Lynwood Red Readymade

Click to view Our Lynwood Red Readymade

 

 

There is also Lynwood – a chenille jacquard woven leaf trail available in Duck Egg, Grey and Red colourways. This simple but elegant design with pencil pleat heading will work well in either a contemporary or traditional interior.

 

 

Click to view Our Chequers Charcoal Readymade

Click to view Our Chequers Charcoal Readymade

 

 

If you are looking for a woven check readymade curtain the Chequers design is perfect. With two great colours Charcoal and Mulberry it will be difficult to choose your favourite.

 

 

 

 

All the above Readymade Curtains are a cost effective way to quickly and easily change the look or add some colour to your interior and all of the above designs are available in a range of sizes with co-ordinating cushion covers.

Visit our website today to see our full range. Whatever your style, we are sure you will find the perfect readymade curtain for your room.

By Louise Randle

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

May Day Spring Florals

Celebrate with Floral Fabrics this May Day

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With the dawning of May Day, traditionally celebrated on May 1st but now a UK bank holiday, we can celebrate the fact that Spring is well and truly here!

It’s thought that the earliest May Day celebrations occurred during pre-Christian times when young people would celebrate the arrival of Spring with singing and dancing in dedication to the Roman goddess Flora.

May Day has its origins from the Gaelic festival of “Beltane” and the maypole itself is deeply rooted in Germanic pagan traditions. Because of this, many May Day celebrations were banned by the religious authorities during more austere times.

As Europe became Christianised, May Day evolved into a popular secular festival celebrated with traditions such as dancing around the maypole and crowning of the May Queen. In the UK Morris Dancing also often forms part of May Day festivities. Another May Day tradition is the giving of “May Baskets”, small decorated baskets of sweets or flowers usually left anonymously on neighbours doorsteps. Although this has been fading in popularity in recent times, what a lovely idea!

The Spring bank holiday is a great opportunity to have a clear out and refresh your home for the summer months ahead. Use the time to decide what rooms in your home need a revamp – perhaps some new bedding for your guest room?  As it’s May Day weekend, why not celebrate with flowers;

Clcik to view Our Emelina Rose Bed Set

Click image to view Emelina Duckegg Bed Set

Our Emelina Bedding Set features a pretty floral print and is available in 2 perfect spring colourways – Duck Egg and Rose. There are a range of co-ordinating items with this design, including decorative cushions, bedspreads and readymade curtains so you can completely transform your scheme with the minimum of fuss.

 

Clcik to view Our Fleur Bed Set

Click image to view Our Fleur Bed Set

 

Also from UK Curtains and Interiors is The Fleur embroidered bedding set by Charlotte Thomas, featuring bright pink and olive green floral motifs, ribbon and pintuck detailing and superior quality polycotton percale.

 

 

 

We also have a great range of floral fabrics which can be purchased by the metre so you can make up some pretty cushions for a quick update or design your own curtains. Posy and Esme are traditional floral designs printed on a poly cotton ground. Both are available in a number of pretty spring colourways including the ever popular duck egg.

Click to view Our Posy Duckegg Fabric

Click image to view Our Posy Duckegg Fabric

Clcik to view Esme Duckegg Fabric

Click image to view Our Esme Duckegg Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Ersilia fabric is new this spring and we love the Raspberry colourway. It’s painterly watercolour floral design is on trend and perfect for spring/summer but the velvet ground which it is printed on will also see you through to Autumn/Winter which as we know comes round all too quickly.

Clik to view Our Ersilia Chartreuse Fabric

Click image to view Our Ersilia Charteuse Fabric

Click to view Our Ersilia Raspberry Fabric

Click image to view Our Ersilia Raspberry Fabric

Click to view Ersilia Chintz Fabric

Click image to view Our Ersilia Chintz Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

At UK Curtains and Interiors we have a wide selection of floral fabrics to choose from in a range of different styles – both contemporary and traditional. Visit our website and browse at your leisure this May Day.

By Louise Randle

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk