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  • Pink in Sync

    Posted on 5th December 2011 by Chris.

    For most people, using the colour pink in the home would only seem appropriate for a girl or woman's room, but pink has positive psychological effects that make it well worth incorporating into a home for any gender. In the early 1900s, pink was actually considered to be the preferred colour to dress young boys because of it being a tint of red, which was regarded as an aggressive and, therefore, more masculine colour. Blue was believed to be the suitable colour in which to dress young girls, but, since the 1940s, this practice has been inverted. While pink can be used to create an amazing bedroom or other space intended for use, in the main, by a young girl/girls, it could equally be used to establish a powerfully soothing area in the home. The colour's advantageous influences are that of physical tranquillity, nurture, warmth and love. It has even been proven to be capable of encouraging friendless and discouraging aggression, with numerous uses in prison holding cells – including the inmates' clothing - generating positive results. When used with creams and hints of charcoal or black, a pastel pink can impart a more opulent character, instead of giving a room a more effeminate look. Controliss remote control Roller blinds are available with varying shades and textures of pink and cream coloured fabrics, that would provide the ideal finish in the continuation of a cream-based décor and also as a luxuriously convenient accessory to grant more privacy in the room.

    Harlequin's Vine Pink Rug or the Sultana Table Lamp by Currey & Company are just two examples of products that would subtly incorporate the necessary pink colour into a more classically themed room without being too overpowering. If the room you wish to introduce the colour into has a more contemporary trend, the Ligne Roset Confluences Sofa Group is available as a 4-seat settee, in assorted shades of pink, that can be disassembled and put back together in an utterly original, puzzle-like style. This design could prove more functional than a standard settee, and of course, it is unlikely that you know anyone who has anything similar. For those who cherish all things pink, there are innumerable home wares and accessories that are available to bring all hues of the colour into your home, from the soft, baby pinks to the bright and sickly. Whereas, for those who have aspiration to make use of the colour, but do not want it to be overwhelming, products can be bought that blend it with more neutral colours to allow the pink to modestly sweeten the mood created within a room.

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    This Post was posted in Colour & Design and was tagged with accessories, blinds, colour, controliss, home, interior, pink, roller, room

  • A Jolly Good Yellow

    Posted on 26th October 2011 by Chris.

    Yellow Roller Blinds

    Yellow is the strongest colour, psychologically. For this reason, it is widely used to attract attention and enhance visibility. Examples of such are the use of yellow in “Caution” signs for various situations, it is famously used in New York to make official taxis more recognisable and it is even used by the RAF's Search and Rescue Force to make their aircraft, the Westland Sea King, easier to see at a distance. Because it is such a strong colour, any large expanses of yellow that you wish to introduce into your home would be recommended to be toned down, rather than use an intensely bright yellow. Using particular tones of yellow in the wrong proportion to other colours in your colour scheme is believed to evoke instinctive feelings of emotional distress, fear and anxiety. However, an effective use of a sensible yellow, such as a rich cream colour, can motivate the intellect, as well as inspire senses of optimism, confidence and friendliness. There are, of course, home accessories that can be placed in a room to benefit from the colour's energising power. Introducing some yellow window blinds can be an effective way to help a sunshine deprived, north-facing room achieve a much brighter look. White and Yellow can vividly compliment each other and even if the colours result in a room that looks too insipid, you can bring in some black adornments or graphics to add some detail and make the room more tasteful. The larger furnishings in the room can be chosen to give a significant amount of luminosity to the room. west elm offer home furniture with quaint and contemporary designs, including sofas and chairs that are available in, amongst other colours, a soft yellow named 'dandelion'. Or if you would rather choose a different colour for the seating, you can still add the colour in the form of soft furnishings; the curtains, throws and cushions.The Shimmer Sunshine curtain fabric, available from various curtain suppliers, is a light-reflecting fabric that is sure to brighten the room. For more continuation of this colour scheme, in a north-facing or any other room, Concept Handtufting Ltd specialise in the design and supply of bespoke area rugs and would be able to provide a unique rug to suit your room plan.

    To further the incorporation of yellow into your interior, but in slightly more subtle measures, you could display some accessories that will add style while serving a function. Vita Audio's R1 Tabletop Radio is available in a limited edition yellow lacquer and, being a product by award-winning Vita Audio, will produce high quality sound from either the radio or a plugged in MP3 device. Controliss Electric Window Blinds are also available in a selection of yellow tones. Our Remote Control Roller Blinds can be produced with different fabric colours, prints and textures that include various creams as well as other more gold or shaded yellow styles. It can be hard to visualise how each fabric would look in your home, judging by the website picture alone, that is why Controliss send free fabric samples to anyone who requests them, to allow the customer to better decide which material they want for their blind.

    This Post was posted in Colour & Design and was tagged with accessories, blinds, colour, fabric, home, roller, room, yellow

  • Rolling Out Red

    Posted on 13th July 2011 by Chris.

    Controliss Remote Control Window Blinds can serve as an outstanding compliment to your home's interior décor, especially if the best possible style and colour is chosen. Our blinds are available in neutral colours, colours that would give a bolder appearance, and some that are in-between. But the colour choice will largely depend upon the look of the room it will be placed in. Red is a strong colour, often associated with danger and passion, and when viewed it can seem nearer than it actually is. This attention grabbing attribute has lead to the use of red in many instances, notably, signs and signals for road users. But the colour red also has many other positive symbolisations, across many different cultures. In China, it is associated with numerous positive connotations, including courage, loyalty, honour, success, happiness and passion. When red is distinctly used in the home, it energises feelings of courage, strength and warmth. There are countless ways in which you can grant your home the benefits of this vibrant colour. Various hues of red are available in paints and wallpapers, allowing you to select one that is not too overpowering. An often favoured use for red walls is in a dining room, where it's ability to boost appetite and encourage sociality and friendliness make it a fitting choice.

    To introduce some red in more subtle measures, you could purchase accessories to add the necessary colour. For example, LSA's Buba Floor Standing Vase will, at 100cm tall, would give noticeable presence of the colour while adding elegant decoration.

    Redcandy supply a huge choice of red home furnishings and accessories, from garden accessories, such as a watering can, to small novelties like red toilet paper! Just a few of the intriguing products they stock are the Guzzini Sugar dispenser, with a curious design that can limit the amount of sugar administered to prevent too much coming out at once; Suck UK's LED Mirror, that can display the time, date and a programmed message; and there are a number of wall stickers that can add extra colour and appeal to the walls without committing to anything permanent. Of course, other accessories that would give an exceptional finish to any room whilst also providing outstanding convenience are our collection of red motorised blinds. Controliss blinds produce made-to-measure roller blinds and venetian blinds in a variety of red shades, that will either let some light through or black it out completely, with remote control operation to raise or lower the blind with ease whenever required. As with other accessories, window blinds look exquisite in the home, whether they are there to incorporate additional colour into a room or just to continue a scheme while contributing to privacy, and at Controliss, we are determined to ensure that you get the best blinds to fit your needs.

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    This Post was posted in Roller Blinds and was tagged with accessories, blinds, colour, home, red, roller, venetian, window blinds

  • Bathing Beauties!

    Posted on 3rd January 2011 by yasmin.

    I went into a hotel the other day, and I have to recall to you the bathroom. It was just beautiful, all cream, with accessories in the shades of cream, white and beige. It was truly stunning! So, with a bee in my bonnet, I have researched for you, how to perfect this bathing wonderland, watch and learn! The furniture - The bath, sink and toilet itself were all porcelain white; however, the added furniture of a sanded and painted wooden bath stand just added that personal touch of cottage cosiness mixed with sheer brilliance. This look is not hard to find, or create for that matter. All you need is an old piece of furniture, some sand paper and some cream paint, job done. The walls - The walls were all an off shade of white with the acceptance of one beige centerpiece wall from where a beautiful vintage style mirror was hanging. It always adds a touch of differentiation to have one wall a separate colour to the remaining three walls, make this your centrepiece wall from where to hang pictures or a mirror. The floor - In pure vintage style the flooring was wood, however, it again as the bath stand had been sanded down and painted in a beautifully subtle cream shade. The window - The windows were dressed in a beige Roller blinds, of a similar colour to the centrepiece wall. This look can be created with our very own Viveza Riviera Roller blind, or alternatively you could stick to cottage cosiness with our textured Precioso Whisper Roller blind. The accessories - Obviously, there were little accessories in a hotel bathroom. However, in a home you could accessories your beautiful new bathroom with all manner of accessories. From little trinket boxes, to candle holders, to little vintage perfume bottles, the choice really is yours. So with a little effort my dream bathroom can become your dream bathroom!

    This Post was posted in Bathroom Blinds and was tagged with accessories, bathroom, blinds, cream, furniture, roller, window

  • Accessorise Your Winter Home

    Posted on 22nd December 2010 by yasmin.

    I know I have mentioned how to make your home cosy before, but with a few carefully selected pieces you can really turn your sitting room into a cosy wintery retreat! Flooring - You don't have to drastically change your flooring; however, small changes do make big impacts. If you have wooden flooring then why not add a sprinkling of different rugs and perhaps some floor cushions. This will make the space appear smaller and cosier and will add warmth to the look of cold wooden flooring. Lighting - The right lighting can make all the difference when it comes to accessorising your home. Depending on your colour palette and your desired mood you really can take your pick. From bright lighting to mellow candle light the choice is entirely yours. Electric Blinds - Depending on your personal preference here you really can dress a window up to be the main focus of the room. If you want cosiness then why not opt for dark or neutral coloured electric roller blinds that will block out the outside world allowing the cosiness to stay on the inside. Or why make your accessories do the talking and instead match your  blinds to your flooring with wood blinds. Alternatively if you have long windows then why not try remote control vertical blinds this way you can pick and choose how much light you want to let into your cosy sitting room. Accessories - You really can take your pick when it comes to accessories, from cushions and pouffes to vases, frames and candle holders. The trick here is to make it your own, you don’t want too much clutter but you do want your home to look lived in, especially during those cosy winter months. So there we have it, cosy accessories for that cosy time of the year!

    This Post was posted in Electric Blinds and was tagged with accessories, blinds, electric, motorised, Remote Control

  • Punk Pretty

    Posted on 16th December 2010 by yasmin.

    Want your house/apartment to be pretty yet still have an edge about it. Well why not try the punk look? It’s original, fun-loving, free-spirited, pretty and feminine with that added edge all rolled into one! This for me is one of the most exciting aspects of decor, creating something totally unique that has your very own stamp on it, so why not read on and give it a go? Simple yet naughty are the staple keys to this uber stylish look. You need to make sure that your original decor such as your walls, floors, curtains and blinds are simple and feminine and then the extra edge is added with the cool accessories and furniture of which you can then add into the mix at a later stage. You don’t have to go for an entirely white/neutral coloured space here, aim for simplicity but don’t over-aim for it, punk is a free- spirited creation, so remember it’s based on the notion of ‘each to their own’. I would choose a white backdrop with maybe a contrasting coloured carpet, or even wooden flooring. I would use the same principal for the blinds, perhaps our electric Roller blinds in one colour to proceed the edge but not overtake it as you want your accessories to do the talking.  Or you could always match your blind to your wooden flooring with our great range of wood blinds. And now for the added edge. As I have previously stated punk is all about self-creation. However, the best properties that I have seen of which I believe have that added edge are those who have centred their rooms around funky accessories such as artwork, strange furniture and other ‘out there’ accessories. Or you could even add vintage to the mix. It is your creation so go for it. So go on, punk it up, I dare you!

    This Post was posted in Interior Design and was tagged with accessories, blinds, Colour & Design, colours, interior, interior design

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