UK Window Dressing Curtain Alternatives: Shutters & Blinds Style Report Released

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Window treatment and window dressing specialists Shuttercraft have a new style advice report that teaches UK homeowners about the curtain alternatives now available to them.

Called ‘How to Dress a Window Without Curtains: 7 Different Ways’, Shuttercraft’s new report helps readers to think outside of the curtain box. In developing the guide, Shuttercraft’s in-house design team has consulted with some of the UK’s leading interior designers, and together they have come up with a new array of visually distinctive window dressings that can be used to completely alter the look and feel of a room or home.

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Shuttercraft appreciates that, in 2023, for many individuals, curtains are now synonymous with ‘grandma’, and while ‘grand millennial’ and ‘granny chic’ are both fashion and interior design styles that suit certain tastes, Shuttercraft is aware that most homeowners are looking for clean and modern looks for their windows.

If a homeowner knows they don’t want curtains but are unsure what other looks and styles may be available, Shuttercraft is proud to provide new options. For the minimalist, the window treatment specialists suggest that high-grade UV film is a bold option allowing homeowners to insulate their home better whilst leaving their windows completely unadorned. Shuttercraft’s designers feel this style works particularly well in contemporary homes and for sizeable floor-to-ceiling statement windows.

For an iconic charm, Shuttercraft recommends plantation shutters, but they invite homeowners to consider more unique variants of this classic look, including café-style half-height shutters, tier-on-tier shutters, or coloured shutters.

Other distinct looks the guide explores are custom printed fabric Roman blinds and light voile or lace coverings, a very old-meets-new style popular this year.

Ultimately, as Shuttercraft’s new style guide explains, given that most homes have a variety of window shapes and sizes, a custom approach is required for each home, which likely involves selecting different window treatments for different rooms.

This is what Shuttercraft believes they can help their customers with – their design team can create an entire look for a home with different made-to-measure blinds and shutters styles. They can also help a homeowner balance practical concerns like light control and energy efficiency with design aesthetics.

A spokesperson for the window treatment and window dressing specialists said, “If you’d like to hear more about how to dress a window without curtains using shutters or blinds, our design team is always on hand to help.”

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