As the nights draw in and the clocks go back (28 Oct 2012) thoughts turn to cosy evenings inside.
It is during the late autumn and winter months that many people in the UK including Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and the Thames Valley generally, see more of the inside of their homes and perhaps less of gardens, grounds & patios etc..
Closed curtains often occupy a large area of vertical space in a room or open plan area. The colour, style, texture and quality of the curtains or blinds in a home can therefore have a huge impact on how the space in perceived and how people feel in it. While curtains often form the backdrop to indoor spaces, ideally the visual impact of curtains or blinds blends into the other aspects of the room creating a calm co-ordinated impression. One way to help to achieve this is by including in the room some cushions, bolsters or other soft furnishings in fabrics that match or complement the fabrics chosen for the curtains or blinds.
An example of lounge curtains with cushions made to match is show above with further detail of one of the matching cushions on the right. This example has been chosen with the seasonal autumn colours in mind but WindowDressing (based in Oxford, Oxfordshire) produces a wide range of colours ans styles of curtains, blinds and other soft furnishings – as well as covering furniture with new fabrics as illustrated in recent posts added this summer.
This post features curtains and cushions in shades of browns, autumn reds, cream and shades of country greens. See the posts about plain fabrics and patterned fabrics for further ideas for your home interior in the Oxford and surrounding area.