Mine said they had some kind of noise reduction element to them but think it’s BS tbh
i’m seeing online that there’s ones who make noise cancelling the main feature. would love to try before i buy
Blinds = blinds2go. You can get little free samples in the post!
Or I have privacy blinds from IKEA and then a curtain.
Curtains from dunelm. Always blackout IMO.
One good thing that dunelm do is a blackout “lining” so you buy pretty thin curtains from wherever and then get a dunelm liner and hang it off the back of the existing ones. Genius tbh, but I haven’t tried them. I’m buying them for my spare room nice curtains that are thin as fuck (they’re from Next)
i’m bad at curtains
at my old place the curtains were stained and had holes in and my mum kept telling me to get new ones and i was like no the landlord should obv do it so i just lived with disgusting curtains for years
I’d also like you to try them before I buy proper ones
Yes!! I ordered lots and lots of samples from blinds2go last night exciting.
I’m exactly the same with the blinds we’ve had up in the flat for years now i feel I need to make up for it now.
might try blinds2go.
My main advice for curtains is to make sure there are two in a pack and that they are not sold individually as apparently that’s a thing.
Good advice I’ve definitely noticed that you need to specify this!!
I got nice ones from blocblinds as they do easy fit that don’t need screwing in (but are still secure).
Here we are
Bedroom, charity excellent find s window is very wide so hard to get ones to fit
Hall, made from scrapstore fabric…bargain!
Dining room. Leekes ( a local department store)
Dining room, John Lewis sale
Front room Laura Ashley from eBay.
Ooh wow thank you for sharing slicks these are all brilliant! I really love the scrapstore fabric ones, they remind me of a lovely quilt.
We went with a local shop that lets you order your own fabric and then they make them up for you.
Avoid Hillary’s- we asked them for a quote for conservatory blinds and it was over £2,000! The independent shop said they could do it for £300.
Oh wow! That’s disappointing regarding Hillary’s I had a feeling when I realised you had to make an appointment though. Wish I hadn’t got those samples now
That patterns lovely btw
Also a vote here for blinds2go - we use them all the time at work. At least once a month, really good quality, never failed us yet.
Put off getting curtains here for ages because it’s such a faff. I want what my parent’s house has, a pole, then the curtains have big loops at the top and you just slide them on. Here, there’s a plastic rail and you clip on plastic hooks and thread them through a strip on the curtain and they fall out and it’s a ball ache.
Presumably going to have to curtain a whole house in the coming months, absolutely dreading it.
We have Blinds2Go blinds as well. Easy to install, and no issues with any of them.
I think our white wooden venetian blinds were about £50-60 each, the roller blinds for the bathroom were about £40 each, and the day/night blind to the back door was about £80.
Really owe my life to Blinds2go. Without them, it would’ve been curtains for me