I love the wide open windows that summer brings but for the majority I prefer the security and privacy that window dressings offer. Especially blinds as you can tilt them if the sun is too high, keeping the room cool and blocking out light from the ever important CBeebies while having tea!
Of course living alone means that I have to do jobs at home now and working on a campaign with Direct Blinds to install them throughout the house was a little daunting if I do admit it myself. Its like having to put up shelves and then worrying about putting anything on them incase they come crashing down!
I opted for wooden blinds for the living room and kitchen windows knowing that I could tilt and lift them if needed, white wood always looks so clean and fresh so with the rooms being quite small these wouldn’t be over imposing as cloth patterned blinds. My only concern was the pull chords but they are fastened to the wall so this took away the element of danger as far as the little ones were concerned.
All of the fittings are included in each pack and each blind is made to order after sending in the dimensions of the window and style you require. The blinds were held up by simple click in brackets that are screwed to the ceiling in 3 places.
I measured where the brackets needed to go and drilled holes before putting in rawl plugs and screwing into place. It was then a matter of just lifting the blinds into place and securing onto the brackets with a simple click, the end caps had clasps that fold down over the blind keeping it in place.
For the bedrooms I wanted something a little softer and love the romanticism of Roman blinds so let the girls pick what they would like (Butterflies) and I chose the watercolour style of Al Fresco Blossom which is a ‘forest in full bloom’.
The Roman blinds were even easier to install, marking the ceiling with the drill points and again installing simple click in brackets to hold up the window dressings. The chords were fastened to the wall again to keep out of reach of little hands and the blinds fit snug to the windows with black out backing so that we don’t have any more really early mornings – Evie has even said how much more cosy and warmer her bedroom is now too.
Overall I have nothing but praise for Direct Blinds from initial conversation to installation. The whole process was so simple, I just had to let them know dimensions and the blinds were sent out all ready to install. The installation process couldn’t have been easier and it really has given me the confidence to try more diy around the house.
This post is in collaboration with Direct Blinds