Replacement Blind Slats

    It happens all of the time in homes all over the UK. A child playing too rough, a pet excited by something in the window, or simply old age, and your vertical blinds are ruined. Broken slats defeat the purpose of the blinds as they cannot fully block out the sunlight, not to mention that worn or broken blind slats look bad and can detract from the value of the home. What is the homeowner to do if they want their home looking nice again besides purchase new vertical blinds, which are very expensive, or try to repair the broken slats only to make matters worse?

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     Lifestyle Blinds has the solution in the form of replacement vertical blind slats that you can install yourself making your vertical blinds look like new again. Even if you have custom-tailored blinds manufactured to fit your windows, there is a vertical blind slat replacement available. You don’t even have to wait until your slats are worn or broken, you can change your blind slats to create a new look and save money over the cost of purchasing new blinds for your home.

A Wide Range of Features, Sizes and Choices

Replacement slats from Lifestyle Blinds come in a wide range of sizes (5 inch) for 127mm and (3.5 inch) for 89mm) and are designed to look and install just like the originals. You can choose the colour you want from our extensive selection including black, blue, brown, cream & beige, gold & bronze, green & turquoise and many more. Plus, there are many different fabrics choices as well that offer features such as Blackout, Flame Retardant, 100% Waterproof and Thermal / Solar.

In fact, there are so many styles and colours to choose from, you are sure to find slat replacements to match your vertical blinds at Lifestyle Blinds. If you want to make your vertical blinds look new again or change their appearance to match your updated décor, contact Lifestyle Blinds today and let one of our vertical blind experts help you choose a product that meets your needs and your home’s style.

Treat Yourself To A Window Treatment Trend

Treat Yourself To A Window Treatment Trend

Window treatments are a known challenge for interior designers, but they can also become a major investment. Neglecting your windows in favour of a different design focus can sometimes leave rooms looking bare and neglected. Read on for some of the latest window treatment trends you’re sure to love.

One popular treatment in this 2017 trend list is natural woven bamboo and matchstick blinds. They achieve letting in diffused light into your home, so you’re able to see outside, but it’s not alike to just an open window and people cannot see back into your home, which achieves privacy. These type of blinds work in so many different environments; the bathroom, the kitchen and even the bedroom. They also add a rustic kind of look to your room, which adheres to many modern trends and would look great with neutral tones.

Blue seems to be becoming the new popular colour of 2017 when it comes to window treatments, just as red was last year. A range of variations on blues are included in this, such as a variety of ocean blues in teal, aquamarine and soft green. Soft lavender and grey dusty hues round out the soothing part of this palette. Persimmon, orange and gold will be popular jewel tones to couple with a blue-tone window treatment. Couple this window treatment look with royal blue couches and audacious patterns.

Silks, velvets, damasks, fur, leather and suede are key luxury fabrics to look out for this year. While 2017 trends lean towards the more simplistic look, it is still beneficial to look out for a little luxury and embellishment. To add something a little extra to a simple layout, you can add sparkling crystal, beaded tassels and lavish embellishments on your window treatments. This is a great way of achieving variation in your home design, by adding an individual, quirky style to your rooms.

Technology plays a huge role in our lives and this is now reflected in window blinds. Window blinds can now be controlled by remote control, a light switch and even in some cases the internet! However, just because blinds are taking a modern turn, it doesn’t mean your rooms have to look intimidating. Layer rooms that include high-tech blinds with cosy cotton furniture.

Remember that 2017 trends offer a lot of variety, especially when it comes to window treatments; so do your research, find your favourite, and treat yourself to something trendy.

The Big Debate: Blinds or Curtains? 

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One of the easiest and most effective ways of changing the appearance of your home is installing blinds or putting up curtains. However, which option is the best to take when redecorating your home? Whether you want to make a change for practical or aesthetic reasons, here we discuss key points to consider when making the fundamental choice between blinds and curtains.

  1. Controlling the amount of light coming into the room.

One advantage of blinds over curtains is the fact that it is much easier to control the amount of light you want to enter the room with blinds. With curtains, this luxury is a lot harder to achieve as, for aesthetic reasons, you can only really have them fully open or completely closed. Therefore, blinds are ideal for in your bedroom, where you don’t want any light to wake you up in the morning.

  1. The style, colour and pattern.

Of course, your choice whether to go for blinds or curtains will rely mostly on the style you wish to achieve. Blinds and curtains alike come in an endless variety of styles, colors, and patterns, allowing you to create the perfect look in your home. You can choose from mini blinds, vertical blinds, roman blinds, and even cordless blinds, which are safer for children and pets as well as being very elegant. Curtains also come in a variety of fabrics and styles, giving you a lot of choice. For a more modern look, you may want to go for blinds. But to add a quirky, retro feel to a room, unique curtains may do the trick.

  1. Complete privacy

A level of control over your privacy can be achieved with blinds in a way that cannot be achieved with curtains. For ultimate privacy control, consider installing top-down shades. Using these, you can lower the shade from the top so that the natural light can come in, but you can still enjoy the privacy you desire.

  1. Maintenance

Although curtains do have a lot of positives, blinds are definitely much easier to maintain.  In fact, many blinds simply require a quick wipe with a damp cloth from time to time to remove the dust. This in comparison to curtains, which need to be washed every few months, and blinds certainly do look like the most convenient option. In addition, blinds are also very long lasting, especially those made from wood or aluminum, meaning you won’t have to replace them until you decide you are want to decorate or need a change.

Whatever style you have in mind for the rooms in your home, consider installing window blinds. Not only can they become a unique feature of the room, but they also don’t have to cost the earth. Depending on the choice of blinds made, windows could become a room’s focal point or used to blend in with the primary colours of the room. Regardless, the goal would be to choose blinds that are durable, versatile, and cost efficient to add character and timeless beauty to any room of the home. At Lifestyle Blinds we present you with quality, value for money blinds at the cheapest online prices, together with a comprehensive choice our interior designers gets excited about. You can check out our range of blinds here.

5 Eco-Friendly Window Treatments

Window treatments not only add beauty and style to your home, but they can also provide some eco-friendly benefits that can save you money. We all want to reduce our carbon footprint and reducing our energy usage is one way to do that while saving money. To do both, we suggest adding eco-friendly window treatments to your home making it more energy efficient as well as adding a modern update to any room in the house.

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There is a wide range of eco-friendly window treatments available and they are designed to accent any home’s décor. If you have been searching for new window treatments and want to reduce your energy usage, keep reading as we are going to share with you our favorite eco-friendly window treatments.

1.) Solar Shades

Solar shades, or blackout shades, are especially useful in warmer climates that get a lot of sunshine. Designed to block out most of the sun’s natural light, solar shades now come in a wide range of colors, materials and styles to suit any home’s look. Solar shades absorb and reflect 95% of the sun’s heat, glare, and UV rays saving you money on your cooling bill and protecting your furniture from fading.

2.) Window Films

Normally, window films are used in the corporate or industrial sectors, but it has been making its way into homes as more people are looking for ways to add privacy and reduce the amount of heat that can build up in the home from direct sunlight.

3.) Bamboo

You will find bamboo window treatments in a variety of styles, sizes and colors. From blinds and roller shades, to panels, drapes and more, bamboo is a naturally sustainable resource that can grow up to 24 inches per day!

4.) Window Shutters

Shutters are usually more prevalent in warmer climates that are prone to high winds and heavy rains. Shutters enable cool breezes to blow in and hot air to escape while adding a layer of protection for windows.

5.) Window Blinds

Finally, one of the best ways to add style and beauty to your windows while increasing privacy and reducing energy costs is by adding window blinds in every room of your home. Window blinds are low maintenance and will save you money by blocking out direct sunlight.

Benefits of Window Blinds in Your Home

Window treatments are often a forgotten design aspect of homeowners when redesigning or updating a room. Many homeowners will update a room several times without once changing the window treatments or even giving them a second thought. With the important role window treatments play in your home, we are left to wonder why they are ignored so much.

As one of the industry’s leading suppliers of window blinds, Lifestyle Blinds has decided to create this post to show people that window treatments do provide some useful benefits and maybe they should be given another look.

Benefits of Window Blinds in Your Home

Here are just some of the many benefits of window blinds in your home:

  1. Window Blinds Control the Amount of Light Entering a Room

Window blinds offer more control over the amount of light entering a room as you can cover the entire window or just part of the window according to your own needs. Open them for more light, use them as natural light dimmers, or completely darken a room quickly and easily.

  1. They Come in a Wide Range of Styles, Colors, & Patterns

Window blinds come in a wide range of styles, colors, materials and patterns. You can use them to contrast with the colors in your room, compliment them or use patterned window blinds as a focal point. You can even purchase cordless blinds, automatic blinds controlled via a remote device and blinds that are solar powered.

  1. Window Blinds Provide Complete Privacy

Many other window treatments don’t offer the full privacy that you get with window blinds. Some blinds come as top-down shades and offer even more privacy while still letting in filtered natural light.

  1. They Are Easy to Maintain

Compared to curtains and other window treatments, window blinds are easier to maintain and resist dust particles and debris that could make them look old and dingy.

Choosing the right window blinds for your home is important. And with so many being offered online and in-store, the choice can be difficult. Contact Lifestyle Blinds today and let one of our representatives assist you and answer any questions you might have about choosing the right window blinds for your home.

Great value Bi-folding door blinds.

Bi folding doors are the new buzz word when it comes to open plan living and the amount of enquiries and orders we have for them is unbelievable!   With a new set up bifold doors costing upwards of £1500 it is no surprise that when it comes to installing them our customers are loathed to pay the same price again for swanky all singing all dancing blinds for their Bi-folds.

If you don’t go for integrated blinds when you are purchasing your doors it can be daunting dressing these large windows with most of our clients finding the new light and therefore heat sometimes a bit unbearable.

Here at Lifestyleblinds we have come up with the perfect solution : the cordless spring action blind for your bifolding doors.  These can be found in our Blinds for Bifold doors section on our website. Our blinds are cordless and are operated by pulling down on either the bottom bar of the blind or an optional toggle.  These simple and timeless blinds are a great alternative to motorised roller blinds for bifolding doors and much much cheaper.

The cordless roller blinds shown in the pictures below were sent in kindly by one of our customers.    Our customer went for Aspect light grey cordless roller blinds for bifolding doors which priced at £162.87 I am sure you will agree that here money was well spent and she can now enjoy watching the TV without any glare.

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Our Blinds for bi-folding doors are easy to install and mega easy to fit, take a look at our video!

You can also choose the type of fabric you want from our fantastic Aspect range which is dim out and high quality, to lovely textures, blackout fabrics and also the stunning screen roller blinds which allow you to see out without anyone else seeing in (and the glare is cut out too).

If you need any help or assistance please call us on 0161 451 0290 or send an enquiry to sales@lifesytleblinds.com

Looking forward to hearing from you soon

 

 

 

 

New Blinds For The New Year

Christmas has come and gone far too quickly, as it does every year! We hope that all of our customers had a wonderful time, and are all set to welcome in the new year. We’re very excited about what 2016 has to hold for Lifestyleblinds: we’re expecting lots of new blinds to appear, including plenty of different fabrics, colours and patterns, further expanding our excellent product offering. But for now, we want to talk about some of our current favourites.

If you’re keen on new blinds for the new year, but are unsure of what to choose, we can help. We’ve rounded up four different interior design styles and match each to several of our blinds, explaining how your window dressing can complete a space, whatever your taste!

Modern and minimalistic

Modern and minimalistic living room

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Are you a fan of subtle tones and contemporary design? If so, your living room probably holds some similarities with this one. Soft greys and white, geometrical fabrics and furniture, and clever lighting arrangements make for a modern and minimalistic space that manages be cool yet cosy. For a room like this, we can envisage several different blind options working well. First, a classic vertical blind in sheer white, allowing plenty of light to spill in whilst its linear slats correspond with the geometry of the room. For a smaller window, you could try a delicate roller blind like our Roko Ice Roller, or a stylish Roman blind such as the Simpliciti Grey design.

Cosy country cottage

Cosy country cottage

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If country cottages with a vintage feel are more to your taste, you’ll probably be on the hunt for a window dressing that’s traditional and functional, but with a pretty twist. Channel a classic cosiness by selecting a blind like our Obsession Rose roller, brightening up your window with its retro stripes. You could also choose a linen weave style like the Linenweave Mineral Blue – we think that soft greens, light blues and warm creams would work beautifully in a country cottage-inspired space. You can also select a particular type of patterned blind here, so you can easily match your new window dressing to existing upholstery.

A touch of femininity

A touch of femininity

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While most girls outgrow their ‘princess’ bedroom by the age of ten, all of us are partial to sweet colours and delicate patterns every now and again! You may choose to channel your femininity through soft furnishings, such as this cute floral bedspread. Others prefer a more subtle twist, like candles on the mantelpiece or flowers on the table. A pretty pink curtain works wonders in a room like this, but there are plenty of other options for those with a penchant for all things girly. While pink is a firm favourite when it comes to feminine interior design, why not try an abstract floral blind like our Mariella roller? The Fusion Jade roller is also perfect for people who want femininity without the pinkness!

Tradition never goes out of style

tradition never goes out of style

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One of our best-loved traditional fabrics is tartan, which always makes a reappearance at this time of year. While it’s usually associated with the autumn and winter months, for us, tartan is a favourite all year round. If you’re also a lover of this classic pattern, along with dark wood, thick rugs and traditional ornaments, you’ll probably be keen on a window blind like our Tartan Heather Roman. You might even be on the hunt for a wooden blind to complement your furniture – why not try a style like Simpliciti Chocolate?

Now is the perfect time to update your window dressing. If you want new blinds for the new year, be sure to take a look at our full collection at Lifestyleblinds. You can also let us know if you’d like more advice about matching your blinds to your own personal taste – we’re more than happy to help. Happy New Year!

The Quick And Easy Way To Install Replacement Blind Slats

Quality window dressings are a necessary addition to your home, allowing you to regulate light, providing you with privacy, and also helping to retain heat. Window treatments can also contribute to the aesthetics of your home, adding the finishing touch to a space while still being highly functional.

Of course, while stylish blinds can make your home look lovely, if they become old or damaged they can really spoil the visuals of a room. What’s more, a tired and broken blind won’t perform as well, and you’re likely to struggle with controlling sunlight, as well as compromising your family’s privacy and energy bills!

When some types of blinds break, you’re left with no other option than to invest in a new one. Particularly nifty homeowners may be able to rescue a damaged roller or Roman blind, but for most of us, the best course of action is to purchase new (or turn to a professional help), both of which can cost a fair amount. Fortunately, with vertical blinds, there’s a much more cost effective solution available.

Bent, broken and tired-looking vertical blind slats can be a real pain, especially when the rest of the blind is in fine condition. Luckily, a couple of minor issues can be easily resolved without having to fork out for a completely new blind. At Lifestyleblinds, we offer a wide range of replacement blind slats, meaning you can select the perfect louvre for your window dressing.

Our huge collection of replacement blind parts can be found here, where you’ll discover hundreds of vertical slats in an array of colours, patterns and textures. Our competitive pricing means you’re unlikely to find a better match for a better price, and as every item is made to measure, you can guarantee the perfect fix for your vertical blinds.

Our replacement vertical blind slats are also ideal for those wanting to completely refresh a window dressing. Rather than investing in a brand new blind, why not select some new louvres to fit into your current track? This option is ideal for those who want to update a space without splashing too much cash. And it’s really very easy to do – here’s how:

The Quick And Easy Way To Install Replacement Blind Slats

  1. Begin by measuring up. Take note of the slat size you will require, along with the fabric drop to best fit your window.
  2. Select your product and place your order at Lifestyleblinds, remembering to enter the specific number of slats you require.
  3. Once your replacement slats have arrived, you can get to work! Unhook your broken louvres and remove the hangers. You’ll need these later.
  4. Now, carefully ease the linking chain to the top of the fabric and unclip.
  5. Once the chain is removed, you can insert the old hangers into the top of your new slats. You can now also swap the weights from the old blinds into the bottom pocket of the new ones.
  6. Check that the hooks of your headrail are pointing towards the side recess of your window. This will mean the blind is in an ‘open’ position.
  7. You can now hang your new slats on the track!
  8. Check that your replacement slats move properly by testing the chain. When you’re happy with the result, clip the linking chain back onto the slats.

Take a look at our full range of replacement vertical blind slats. If you want more advice on replacement vertical blind slats, you can get in touch with a member of the team on 0161 451 0290. Our specialists will also be able to recommend the best style for you and your home.

Get Glitzy With Our Glitter Blinds

Everyone loves a bit of sparkle. And now that the Christmas decorations are starting to go up, there’s no better reason to invest in a glitter blind to finish off your festive decor.

Of course, glitter blinds aren’t only good for Christmas time. Our specialist designs have a real knack for capturing light, creating a warm glow and glamorous feel all through the year. They also provide a real talking point when you’re entertaining, and visitors are bound to ask where you got them from.

We’ve found that our sparkling blinds are particularly popular with homeowners that prefer something a little different. A stylish addition to the modern space, glitter blinds offer a hint of glamour without being too bold. Forget about bright colours and busy patterns – if you want your window dressings to make a real statement, select something sparkly from our impressive range.

At Lifestyleblinds we have a fantastic collection of metallic and glitter effect blinds, all offering different colours and patterns to suit your taste. From slick and shiny black stripes, to glistening bronze designs, to cool cream swirls with plenty of shimmer, you’ll have plenty of choice. We also offer stunning gold and silver glitter blinds, which add a real touch of luxury to any space. Take a look at a few of our favourites…

Glitterball Black Roller Blind

Glitterball Black Glitter Roller Blind

The Glitterball Black roller is one of our best sellers, and it’s not difficult to see why. The luxurious black fabric is accented by a heavy helping of silver glitter, making for a blind that’s not dissimilar to the beautiful night sky. This design is also available as a cordless roller blind, and can also be adapted into a vertical blind and replacement slats.

Glitter Stripe Gold Roller Blind

Glitter Stripe Gold Glitter Roller Blind

The saying goes ‘All that glitters is not gold’, but when it comes to this gorgeous Glitter Stripe roller, there are no questions about its true beauty. Delicate golden stripes throughout a luscious cream fabric provide a subtle glimmer, tying in perfectly with warm, subtle design and neutral colour schemes. The Glitter Stripe Gold roller blind is lightweight and slightly sheer, and a great option for those who want their room to be as light and bright as possible.

Solitaire Glint Roller Blind

Solitaire Glint Roller Blind Glitter

Another lightweight blind comes in the form of our Solitaire Glint roller, which exudes a delicate femininity. Subtle abstracts shapes are woven throughout in sparkly threads, creating a stunning glitter blind with plenty of texture. We think this blind has a real wow factor, and can envisage it in just about any room in the home.

Some people remain unsure about metallic or glittery fabrics, but now is the very best time to try something new. Whether your teenage daughter fancies something slightly more grown up and glamorous for her bedroom, or if your living room could do with brightening up with a sparkly addition, our glitter blinds can do the trick!

Find out more about our glitter blinds by getting in touch with a member of our team – simply call 0161 451 0290. You can also view our full collection of blinds here.

Stylish Blinds For Bifold Doors

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Switch on any home design TV program and you’re likely to see bifold doors being featured. The product of choice for architects and designers, bifolds are the ultimate door solution for those requiring an installation that’s fashionable yet practical.

But it’s not only luxury properties that can benefit from bifolds, and thanks to the range of manufacturers that offer these products with accessible price points, they’ve fast become one of the most sought after installations in homes of all shapes and sizes. Maximising on space, welcoming in natural light and providing panoramic views, bifolds are a highly functional and stylish addition to the home. They’re also perfect for renovation projects and new builds alike, available in a choice of colours and finishes to complement any home.

Many choose bifold doors because they’re keen to introduce an outdoor living element to their home. By installing bifolds, a smooth indoor-to-outdoor transition is created, ideal for the warmer months and social gatherings. Of course, the current weather means that we’re all spending much less time outside, but that doesn’t mean bifold doors aren’t worthwhile.

All quality bifolds are highly thermal efficient, maximising on natural sunlight and preventing heat from escaping. They’re also renowned for adding value to properties, so you can be sure that they’re a great investment. One of the biggest benefits, however, is their safety features. Multipoint locks, superior glazing and sturdy frames provide optimum security, while advanced engineering makes them lightweight and usable, so you needn’t worry about little fingers getting trapped.

But one of the biggest concerns for bifold door buyers is finding appropriate blinds. Bifolds are substantial investments, so it would be a shame to hinder them with an unsuitable dressing. Forget about thick, heavy curtains or flimsy shades; when you’ve invested in sleek, stylish bifolds, you want blinds to match!

Fortunately, at Lifestyleblinds we’re delighted to offer a fantastic collection of blinds for bifold doors. Each product is available cordless, optimising child safety and ease of use. They are also supplied with all fittings, so you can guarantee a quick and simple installation project.

Timeless, simple styles like our Aspect Golden Sand blinds are ideal for homeowners that prefer classic designs and muted tones, while textured blinds like Canvas Celeste are perfect for those that want to add depth. Those that want a little extra sparkle can choose from our range of metallic and glitter bifold blinds, such as Asteroid Silver and Glitterball Black. One of the key benefits of bifolds is the light they welcome inside, so keep this to a maximum with our sheer and voile collection, featuring blinds that have excellent light control while maintaining a stylish silhouette. Our Voove White blinds are the perfect example of this, filtering sunlight gently through their modern translucent panels. And finally, for those that want a little more pizzazz, our range of patterned blinds for bifold doors offers a selection of trendy designs in different colour combinations. Our Enigma Cerise blind packs a serious style punch, while the Fusion Sand design offers a more understated look.

Each of our bifold blinds comes complete with cordless, spring action controls, making them easy to operate and extremely safe. Take a look at the video below, which demonstrates how they work.

Are you looking for blinds for bifold doors? Take a look at our full collection here, or alternatively call a member of the team on 0161 451 0290 to find out more.