With Spring Cleaning Week now fully under way (it’s 16th-23rd March this year!), most of us haven’t a clue on how to properly look after our blinds. And when almost all of us don’t have the same type of blind or curtain across the whole house, cleaning them can feel like an even more daunting process. That’s where tuiss are here to help, after all a clean home makes a clearer mind. Continue reading
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Here in the tuiss HQ, we like to celebrate all cultures as well as their holidays and events, so it’s no surprise that we we’re crazy about St Patrick’s Day (which happens to be this week!).
As a little celebration, we’re giving you some St Paddy inspiration with our beautiful blinds and curtains for added Gaelic charm in your home. Continue reading
So Christmas is long gone, the cold weather is hopefully behind us, and now it’s time to gear up for Spring! Spring brings with it the daffodil explosion, super cute ducklings, the dreaded Spring clean, a whole new wave of style trends and hopefully the ability to leave work and still some daylight left for a stroll home. And then there’s Easter! Continue reading
We always love to see how other people use our blinds and curtains and what they say about us, so we like to keep an eager ear to the ground to find out where we’ve been featured in the press, whether it’d be in magazines, newspapers or on an industry blog.
We were part of their cover-story “50 Thrifty Revamps for under £50”, and we couldn’t be happier! We were nestled nicely amongst some big high-street names as well as well-respected online retailers and designers, such as John Lewis, Made.com, Scion, and House Of Fraser and absolutely love the set they designed around our Tea Rose Moss roller blind!
We love seeing our blinds and curtains gracing our customers’ homes, not just in national magazines, so if you want to show off your style, send us a good quality photo and a little description and we’ll post it for others to love just as much as you do.
With the return of Comic Relief GBBO, Shrove Tuesday and the beloved Hot Cross Buns, we’ve sifted through and whipped up a collection of must-have baking essentials to brighten up your Kitchen this Spring. It’s true colour inspiration. Continue reading
Since 2010, there has been an ongoing campaign for natural wool, “in order to raise awareness amongst consumers about the unique, natural, renewable and biodegradable benefits offered by the fibre.“
With the Chinese calendar entering the Year of Sheep, the “Campaign for Wool” has stepped up a gear, with campaign patron HRH Prince of Wales encouraging collaborations between producers, designers, retailers, interior designers and so much more.
We’ve taken the time to explore some exquisite woolen pieces, helping you to do your bit for the campaign… Continue reading
When Harper Lee announced she would be releasing a sequel to literary classic ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, the world went crazy, snapping up copies of the original, with some bookstores reporting increases of over 1000% overnight!
We love to get our heads stuck in a good book, and decided to take a look at some fab book inspired pieces for your home. Continue reading
Using a voile at your window is an excellent way to give you a touch of privacy during the day but the effect of it can be ruined once the lights go in the evening.
One of the easiest way to avoid this from happening is to combine your voile with a pair of curtains, giving you an additional layer of protection especially for the darker hours of the day…
Let the Light Filter Through
The thin voile material will let the outdoor light filter through gently into your room, bathing it in natural light and allowing you to avoid using the lighting inside and saving you money on your electricity bills.
Protect Your Privacy
The weave of the voile fabric is designed to block the view from outside so you can go about your business as usual and keep an eye on exactly what’s happening right on your doorstep.
Adds Depth and Detail to Your Window
By using layers, you instantly add a a depth to your window that will draw the eye, especially if you combine a neutral or natural voile with a pair of brighter, more boisterous curtains.
Whether you’re looking for a particular style and sophistication to your home or even if you can’t make up your mind between a roman blind or a pair of curtains, why limit yourself to one window dressing?
Using a combination of the two not only creates a visual delight at your windows, there are also hidden benefits depending on your chosen fabrics and styles…
Perfect for Privacy
An ideal solution for overlooked homes or houses that face busy roadways or footpaths.
You’ll want to keep your window covered during the day to ensure your home is kept private but closing the curtains and blocking out the light isn’t always the best thing to do – you don’t want to feel like you’re living in a cave!
Combining a voile style roman blind, such as this Relaxed Voile Pearl, with a pair of curtains can solve your dilemma quite easily. The voile can be lowered during the day, allowing the light to filter through and bathe your home in a gentle glow and then once the evening sets in, you can simply pull the curtains across to keep your room feeling snug and cosy into the night.
If your windows have a habit of letting all the cold air leak in, doubling up on your dressings could help you cut your costs.
With various linings available on both blinds and curtains, you can choose an energy saving option to help control the temperature more effectively in your home – combine this with a blackout lining and you’ll receive the added bonus of blocking out unwanted light, perfect for a bedroom.
If you choose more luxurious and sumptuous fabrics, like these Zola Auberge curtains, you’ll also gain the benefit of a glamorous touch to your decor.
Bursts of Detail and Colour
You can use layers beautifully to switch between those times that you feel bold and brilliant and those times that you need something a little more soothing.
Hiding away a brighter, more bold pattern in the form of a roman blind can be a great way to give your room a burst of colourful personality while the option of a more simplistic and plain design for the curtains adds a more subtle finish to your room.
By using complimenting colours that keep in with your interior theme, you can create a stylish and seamless effect that will give your home an added air of sophistication.
Are you a lover of all things retro? Do you frequent the vintage shops and stalls in your town, looking for the best bargain? Why not transport your home back through time and give it a retro makeover? Here’s how…
Accessorising with ornaments is always a great idea to bring a unique and quirky touch to your home and retro glassware is certainly no exception.
Featuring bold and bright colours and available in an array of weird and wonderful shapes, glassware will add a personal and funky touch to your decor.
Bold colours are a big part of retro decor so it goes without saying that your upholstery should be bright and brilliant!
If you don’t fancy using a patterned fabric to cover your sofa or chairs, you can use a plain one, like the sofa above, and accessorise with patterned cushions to create a retro effect.
The ideal accompaniment to a retro room, pop-art has the bright colours, the timeless images and the vintage feel to really give your home a classic edge.
We particularly love this recognisable Marilyn Monroe print but there are plenty of other designs to choose from – why not try making one of your own?
If you don’t want to go all out with patterned wallpaper or furniture, why not accessorise with a funky blind instead?
Geometric shapes, bright floral patterns and big bold stripes are all great ways to add a colourful, retro touch to your home as well as being highly practical!
If you’re looking to give your home a total makeover, why stop at something small? Bring in a complete room-set with a retro feel, including funk furniture and retro accessories!
Although you can give a vintage touch to nearly any room in your house, we think that retro themed kitchens look particularly cool – the bright blocky colours, beautiful vintage kitchenwares and soft and subtle accents can create a classic, funky theme in your home.