We’ve been pinning!
Here at Shutters Direct, we love seeing shutters incorporated into delightful interior design. Pinterest is the perfect place for us to hunt down some of the very best examples of this, and it’s far too easy for us to lose ourselves in the endless reams of inspiring interiors and stunning photography. Continue reading
Polished wood, tropical plants, botanical prints, relics from distant lands… There’s little to dislike about colonial interiors! It’s a style that developed over the reign of the British Empire, peaking along with the colonies in the 19th and 20th centuries. At this time, with over a quarter of the world part of the British Empire, influences from British colonials blended with the fashions of the colonies, creating a fusion of English tradition and exotic accents. The style was perfectly adapted to suit the climates and landscape of the colonies, while still maintaining the home comforts that the British desired.
Good morning from Shutters Direct, and Happy New Year too (though it does seem a little bit too far into the month to still be singing best wishes for 2015!) We hope that everyone had a fantastic festive period, and that you’ve settled back into normality without too bad a January blues. Here at Shutters Direct, the new year has well and truly kicked off and we’re busier than ever… It seems everyone wants shutters for 2015! And who can blame them? A timeless classic, shutters are one of the most cost-effective, durable and stylish of window dressings.
We could sing the praises of shutters all day long, but today we’re going to concentrate on something else: interior trends for 2015. We’ve always prided ourselves on being up-to-date with industry trends, sniffing out the most up-and-coming styles and sourcing the most modern of materials. Today, we want to share this with you, letting you know what should be on your radar this year, and ensuring your home becomes the stylish space you’ve always dreamed of… Continue reading
Here at Shutters Direct, we’ve got a thing for recycled and repurposed shutters – just take a look at our post about shabby chic shutters. We love seeing old shutters being put to different uses, whether for function or decoration. That’s why we’ve tracked down some of the very best alternative uses for shutters, especially for Christmas! Continue reading
Are you undecided about your Christmas decorations this year? While there’s nothing wrong with the odd bit of tinsel and flashing fairy lights, sometimes it’s nice to opt for a more understated theme.
We’ve put together a rustic Christmas mood board, explaining how you can achieve a classy and natural, but no less festive, home this December. These decorations will set the scene for the perfect grown-up Christmas, and what’s more, they’ll tie in perfectly with your shutters!
Will you be adorning your home with rustic decorations this Christmas? Tweet us or visit our Facebook page and let us know – we’d love to see!
Take a look outside – chances are, the sky is grey, the trees are bare, and the pavements are dark with fallen leaves and puddles. But have no fear: we’re going to inject some colour into your day.
Here at Shutters Direct, we stock a range of neutral and natural tones. But that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate shutters in all colours of the rainbow. In fact, we can’t help but smile when we see these bold, bright window dressings! Which is your favourite? Continue reading
It goes without saying that we’re big fans of shutters. One of the most durable, versatile and sophisticated window treatments on the market, shutters are the perfect choice for those who wish to make a stylish, long term investment. Here at Shutters Direct, we create made to measure shutters in a variety of styles of finishes, so you’re sure to find the perfect pair for your windows. But what should you do with your old shutters?
While we love brand new, bespoke shutters, we have a bit of a soft spot for worn out ones. That’s why we love seeing people getting creative and repurposing shutters, rather than simply throwing them away.
These upcycled shutters all have a fabulous, shabby chic feel. Which is your favourite? Continue reading
Last month we got you ready for autumn with a post dedicated to seasonal shutters, from deep oak finishes that’ll warm up any room, to light wood options that are perfect for a cosy cottage feel. Today, we’re going to show you what else makes for an attractive autumnal home. We’re talking elegant furniture, classic materials and a gorgeous mix of colours and textures. Here’s how to transform your space into a traditional retreat that’s perfect for autumn…
It’s probably not a topic you’ve come across before, but – believe it or not – window shutters do have a great story to tell. They came about (officially) over 500 years ago, and since then they have evolved massively and are still commonly used in households. We’ve decided to go back in time to re-tell the tale of how it all began, brace yourselves… this is exciting stuff.
The team at Shutters Direct are welcoming autumn with open arms. After all, what’s not to love about a season that boasts fancy dress, crunchy leaves and bonfires? We also know that as the temperature drops and the nights draw in, shutters are the perfect window dressing no matter your preferences – whether you want to make your home light and bright or dark and cosy this autumn, shutters are the ideal solution.