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Need Help? Why Not Ask Our Designers!

For some of us the thought of updating our home seems a challenge too far. The idea of choosing colours and patterns can seem far too extreme and leave you in a panic! Or maybe you know what you want but just need a second opinion or reassurance that your chosen colours or designs work well together before parting with your hard earned cash. Whatever the case, why not speak to one of our talented designers.

Our design team constantly researches the interior market, they visit all the relevant interior design shows and regularly attend trend seminars. With a wealth of knowledge and plenty of design projects already undertaken they can assist in any situation.

Looking for a cheaper alternative……..

Send us a swatch of the fabric you like and we will find something similar at a competitive price.

Trying to match a fabric to your existing scheme…..

If you supply us with a cutting of your wallpaper or a sample of your paint colour we can find a fabric to sit with it perfectly.

Can’t find what you are looking for on our website……..

We have access to such a wide range of fabrics that we simply cannot fit it all on our website but don’t despair as we may be able to source a fabric to match for your specific requirements.

Need advice on putting together your interior scheme……..

From what type of window dressing would suit your room to which type of fabric or design is best suited to your soft furnishings, we will be happy to help.

So whatever your dilemma and whatever your budget our design team are on hand with the help and advise you need to achieve your perfect look, we are here to help.

Contact us now on 0845 3404433 or via our contact us page, and we will happily assist you in whatever way we can.

By The Team at UK Curtains and Interiors

http://www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Latest Trends from Decorex and Focus 2014

Decorex is renowned as being the best place to identify the latest trends in the world of luxury interiors and this September it didn’t disappoint. At Focus 2014, held at the Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, the interior showrooms opened their doors to the industry presenting their fabulous new collections of designer textiles, wallcoverings and furnishings.

Over the last few weeks we’ve had chance to digest all the information collected from visiting the shows and here, exclusively for the readers of our blog, are some of the key trends which we feel are going to be important in the forthcoming seasons:

Tropical BrightsTropical Brights

A real statement trend with vivid colour and bold large scale designs. Look out for exotic birds, flowers and foliage and dragonfly motifs along with crocodile and snakeskin inspired textures. We love the new range by Matthew Williamson for interior fabrics and wallcoverings company “Osbourne and Little”

Our Sylvie and Paloma printed fabrics sit well in this trend.

 

Tree TimeTree Time

Artistic interpretations of trees, branches and leaves in a variety of drawing styles and with a predominantly neutral palette. Bark like patterns can be seen in textured fabrics and wallcoverings. Owl motifs provide a further link with this woodland story.

View our Ferndale and Evergreen designs if this theme appeals to you or if you are looking for quirky Owl motifs take a look at our “Feathered Friends” printed fabric

 

Madam ButterflyMadam Butterfly

Oriental inspiration is huge and chinoiserie motifs and drawing styles are seen in a wide range of designs from classic toiles, beautifully drawn florals featuring lotus flowers, birds and butterflies, fretwork patterns and designs with a more quirky take on the oriental theme featuring geisha motifs… even painterly fish motifs (Harlequins “Koi” design)

If you are looking for an Oriental themed fabric, have a look at our Lotus and Cherry Blossom Designs.

 

Nordic Home Nordic Home

Wool fabrics are a classic look for interiors with stylish checks, stripes and plains. and The Nordic trend encompases these classic fabrics and brings the look up to date with simple Scandinavian motifs, faux fur and photo realistic images of wolf, elk and stags  in a subdued nature inspired colour palate.

We have a range of wool fabrics to suit all budgets so why not take a look at our online range, make use of our free swatch service and create your own Nordic Home.

 

Abstract GeometricAbstract Geometric

Geometric fabrics and wallcoverings, particularly chevrons and linear designs create a clean modern look. Patterns play with layering and opacity and form the focus of the interior scheme when teamed with simple furniture and plain white walls.

UK Curtains and Interiors have a huge range of geometric designs online for you to select from.

 

 

Textured PatternTextured Pattern

Pattern becomes texture and textures become pattern in this look which includes design elements such as marbling, moire, bark like textures, loose geometrics, random brushstrokes / mark making and layering. Fabric and wallpaper designs appear seamless without any obvious repeat.

 

 

 

So now you are aware of what’s on trend why not start thinking about how you can update your home.

We hope our moodboards of the latest fabric trends will inspire you with your next interior decorating project.

by Louise Randle

http://www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk/

Autumnal Feel

Autumnal Feel

The nights are drawing in, the days are getting darker, and there is a definite chill in the air, even if the sun does try to make its presence felt. There is a definite autumnal feel, and along with conkers, daddy long legs, and long sleeves, it’s time to start preparing your home for the cold winter months. How better than to change your interior colours to match the outside ones – it will make your home feel cosy and warm (and they’re easy on the eye too!).

So what kinds of fabrics are ‘in’ for the autumn to winter season? What sorts of colours are on trend this year?

The key when choosing the perfect fabric for your interior designs is to think warm. Think cosy. Think snuggling up in front of an open fire (even if you don’t have one). It’s dark and dismal outside, but as long as it’s comfortingly decorated inside, no one really cares.

There are some excellent wool look fabrics this year, and this trend is fantastic as not only does it look good, but it ensures a beautifully homely house as well. These lined materials are traditionally designed with warmth and style in mind, and our Harris wool look is perfect for creating that snug as a bug feeling in your own home. Using muted reds, mustard shades, deep oranges, and warm taupes you really can make autumn and winter come alive for you.

For something a little less traditional but with all the gorgeous textures and cheerfulness of a wool look fabric, why not try a woven leaf design? Now your interior can match the exterior as the leaves fall prettily from the trees. There will be no mistaking your autumn fabrics when you take down your light summer curtains and replace them with these sumptuous and attractive designs. Try Claremont, Aliona, or Palma in camel, dusk, or dove to make everything a little lighter whilst still retaining your cosy feel.

Like the leaves but aren’t sure about the warm glow of the reds and oranges? Don’t worry, there is something for you too. Pewter grey is a sensationally popular choice this year, and there are plenty of stunning styles that incorporate this modern colour palette why not try this colour in our Aragon, or Lugo designs. Whether you prefer super shimmery or more matt, you can be bold and brilliantly different when you add a crisp silvery shine to your interiors.

To really stand out from the crowd, perhaps it’s time to go for a textured fabric. Textured chenille or velvet semi plains are perfect for adding depth and interest to your interior fabrics. Take a look at our Kasuri fabric in sumptuous warm shades such as sesame or garnet. Another great tip to create a cosy living space is to mix and match your textures – layering them together to provide you with plenty of comfort for the coming season. The best way to do this is to invest in a variety of textured cushions and throws, this also helps instantly update a tired/plain sofa.

Whether you choose traditional autumn hues or branch out and try the refreshingly modern winter tones, you know your autumn and winter nights are going to be spent in splendour.

by Lisamarie Lamb

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

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TwoRuba

TwoRuba is the new bar and restaurant situated at the Hilton Hotel in London’s Tower Bridge. The thinking behind the interior design was that it should be an incredibly flexible space. During the day the aim is to be a casual coffee bar, then come the evening a more sleek and fashionable
cocktail bar come restaurant is revealed.

This transformation is cleverly achieved by a large mesh drapery curtain which acts as a kind of catwalk linking the bars that are split across three levels to one another, with dramatic ceiling pendant lights that help guide you through the area.

To help with the inspired theme of duality the fabrics and materials used in creating this incredible place are those of complete contrast; Deep purple suede and leather contrast beautifully with concrete,  brass and timber in a stunning mix of contemporary and tradition.

The designers involved in this interior project have done a  truly stunning job. Seeing a space that has been so creatively put together can make us want to re-design our own interior space perfect for our lifestyle. You may need a space in your home suitable for more than one function…..eating and socialising for example, or work and relaxation.  So why not be inspired and create your own “TwoRuba” – Whatever the functionality you require – you can find loads of ideas at UK Curtains and Interiors. If you are stuck for a solution why not call us and one of our talented designers can help you create your perfect space.

by Louise Dawson

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Campaign for Wool Week

To mark the fifth anniversary of “Wool Week” the event established to show case the benefits of this luxurious fibre, the event organisers have set up a unique virtual gallery celebrating the beauty, practicality and endless versatility of real wool: www.onewool.com

This truly great campaign was initiated by HRH The Price of Wales to make us all more aware of the benefits of wool; the fact that it is biodegradable and completely natural, with endless versatility. Wool has contributed to both the fashion and interior industries for many years.

The main point of this most prestigious event is to bring attention to the benefits of wool.  We are all aware wool is a completely natural fibre, but did you also know it has its own natural fire retardant properties which makes it a safer choice in the home environment. It also has an ecological factor in that it biodegrades extremely quickly.

Just like everything, wool does have its downsides too; its inability to wash and the fact that it is very expensive. However, the wonderful industry of textiles has come to the rescue producing a faux wool that is flooding the world market like a storm!

Our Harris fabric in duck egg colourway

Our Harris fabric in duck egg colourway

It does not look like this trend for wool and wool like fabrics is going to slow down. At UK Curtains and Interiors our Harris check fabric has hit the market fast.   It washes beautifully and certainly provides value for money.

 

 

If you want to indulge in a real wool fabric take a look at the colourways available in our Henley, Dogtooth, Plaid, Pillar and Worsted designs which are shown below.

our 80 percent wool range

Whether your needs are for practicality or a passion for all things natural, UK Curtains and Interiors has the solution.

by Michelle Bowles

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

God Only Knows

On Tuesday evening this week the nation waited with anticipation for a mysterious unique performance.
At 8pm the BBC made a broadcast simultaneously over all it’s channels. The radio presenters had talked all day about this feature but gave no clue as to what it would be. 
The outcome was a truly amazing performance of The Beach Boys “God Only Knows” performed by a collection of 27 artists in the same style as the famous 1997 version of “Perfect Day” 
The new version of “God Only Knows” features popular singer songwriters of the moment including Pharrell Williams, Lorde, members of One Direction, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith and many many more. 
The accompanying film is packed with special effects which includes the song’s author Brian Wilson playing piano in the company of a tiger.
The official reason for the new recording of the 1966 Beach Boys hit is to mark the launch of BBC Music showcasing the start of new programs, and music initiatives and celebrating the fact that the BBC has been committed to music for 30 years. Also as with Perfect Day, “God Only Knows” will be released as a single to raise money for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal.
So if you missed this unique performance on Tuesday evening and if you haven’t already done so check out BBC i-player for an incredible new rendition of God only knows. 

 

by Louise Dawson

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Meet Natalie – our Designer

Here at UK Curtains and Interiors we know how lucky we are to have such a talented enthusiastic team and we would like to introduce you to some of them.

One of the strengths of our business is the fact that not only do we know our products but we also understand interior trends so when it comes to knowing what works we have got our finger firmly on the pulse. We can say this with confidence as our top designer Natalie has a wealth of experience in the textile industry.

Many of our clients who have been exposed to Natalie’s talents will I am sure agree. Having worked in some of the UK’s top design studio’s we are delighted that she is now working for us.

Natalie has a great talent when it comes to design and colour and can put things together with a flair that can only be admired.

Many of our clients will send Natalie a sample of their wallpaper or colour scheme and from here Natalie can pull items together and help to visualize how their completed room will look. This is a concept that is unique to UK Curtains and Interiors and makes us stand head and shoulders above the rest.

So in order for you to make the most out of UK Curtains and Interiors please keep reading our blogs and newsletters. Natalie and the rest of the creative team often shares thoughts on trends and future concepts so by reading them you too can stay ahead of the game. Why not put our skills and experience to the test and ask Natalie or another member of the team for advice on your home project.

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Our Designer Natalie

 

 

 

by Louise Dawson

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Ramsbottom festival

It’s all about the Ramsbottom Festival

At this time of year in the small village of Ramsbottom, all anyone can talk about is The Ramsbottom Festival. Now in its fourth year the annual event is becoming bigger and better than ever before.

The festival takes place from Friday 19th September until Sunday 21st September and welcomes all ages. Each evening as the night draws in the crowds will gather around the main stage whilst various acts will entertain. The line up this year is  pretty cool including blast from the past band The Levellers and Soul to Soul. There are many drinks tents and food stalls to keep you going so there is no reason not to come every day for the full day. The entertainment is sure not to disappoint.

During the day there are various acts including shadow theatre and circus entertainment and this year will see the introduction of a fantastic collection of 3D sculptures of animals, birds and magical creatures and objects designed and painted by children from local schools and community groups.

The Festival provides a relaxed atmosphere, amongst friendly surroundings. For anyone looking for a weekend with a difference this is definitely the place to be. If you do want to leave the festival the beautiful idyllic village of Ramsbottom has plenty to offer to keep the tourist interested.

To read more about the festival click here.

 

by Louise Dawson

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

Sale Time

Doesn’t everyone love a sale? Here at UK Curtains and Interiors we understand how much we brits love a bargain and certainly have plenty of opportunity to shop for a bargain at our exclusive sale that must end soon so make sure you take advantage.

Our offers are sure to brighten up your home and what’s more you can do this from the comfort of your own home! Who wants to face the hustle and bustle of a high street in order to grab yourself a bargain when you can snuggle down at home and take as long as you want to peruse your favourite items and make a decision in your own time. There really is no need for a rushed decision.

We have ensured you will not miss out and get the desired product you want at a great knock down price, but remember all good things must come to an end and our sale is no exception. So don’t be disappointed, check out our website today and make sure you grab yourself a bargain.

OUR SALE HIGHLIGHTS:

20% off made to measure

15% off Fabrics

10% off Ready made Curtains

10% off Bedding

This offer applies to all items in the above categories so make some time to enjoy browsing.

Happy shopping!

 

by Louise Dawson

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

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New Bedding to gently Cradle you to Sleep

Here at UK Curtains and Interiors we are strong believers that a great night’s sleep starts with a great looking bed. If you are looking to revamp your own boudoir then look no further, and allow us to introduce you to our three new bedding ranges that are sure to cradle you into a deep and sound sleep.

Make a style statement with our Martina range, which features a striking red floral pattern. Florals have been a strong fashion and design trend this year, and are definitely going to be sticking around for awhile. Our Martina range perfectly combines a striking pattern, with strong colour. Red is the colour of passion, and will be sure to lend a feeling of glamour and luxury to any bedroom.

Our Flutterby range is pretty as a picture, and features a butterfly and postscript design in gold and pink. This range would suit a true princess at heart, with a desire for anything sweet and feminine.

Our Emelina range is graceful and soft, and features a delicate, vintage style floral pattern in duck egg blue and rose. Pastel colours have made a huge comeback this year, and no colour palette works better to instantly bring a sense of calm and peace to a room. Our Emelina range is certain to send you softly to dreamland and what’s better – this range is also available with coordinated accessories to complete the look.

If you like these bedding ranges then discover out whole collection of styles by visiting our website. You are sure to find something that will make you wish bedtime was sooner!

by Annabel Keshishian

www.ukcurtainsandinteriors.co.uk

 

New Bedding Range

New Bedding Range