Step out boldly if you’re buying someone a Christmas gift for their home.

December 8, 2015

We’ve all become domestic deities in recent years, thanks to the staggering success of TV shows such as The Great British Bake Off, Grand Designs and The Great British Sewing Bee.

So it’s probably fair to say that a gift for the home will probably go down very well with most people this Christmas — no matter what style their home is.

We’ve been tracking down some home-themed gifts ranging from the fun and funky to the truly beautiful to ease your gift shopping along and fill those empty stockings effortlessly.

Continue reading Step out boldly if you’re buying someone a Christmas gift for their home.

How to be a stress-free host

November 17, 2015

We’re approaching the time of year when we make the most of our homes — guests are expected through the Advent period leading up to and during Christmas, and we’re all thinking hard about how to make sure it’s a special time.

Believe it or not, it’s not hard to spruce up your home for the festive season without getting stressed out — after all, everyone deserves to enjoy Christmas, especially you!

But now is the time to be planning and acting, because the sooner you act the sooner you can relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour.

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How a Made To Measure Blind contributes to a warmer winter interior

December 2, 2014

montezuma_light_greyIn these dark winter days we all need to snuggle – and your home can be a haven when it’s gloomy outside, especially with the right made to measure blind to help keep the warm in.

Traditionally, we turn to colours from the warm side of the colour spectrum such as reds and oranges when we want to make a space seem cosy. But this season, thanks to some innovative designs and fabrics, even the shades that we normally regard as ‘cooler’ can be used to line our nest.

One of our favourite fabrics this year has had an amazing reinvention. Harris tweed has always been an outstanding quality product, but now it’s back in better, brighter colours and being used in some truly imaginative ways – view a selection of our range here.

tableandchairsThe Laird dining chairs (£305 each) we’ve picked out look fantastic against the Timothy Oulton Salvage dinner table (£1,295), and give this dining room a gorgeous hunting lodge feeling, while the pale blues and charcoals of the fabric lighten and refresh a traditional look.

footstoolsThe table and chairs are available from Barker and Stonehouse, who also stock the cute and chunky Harris Tweed pumpkin stools from Tetrad (small £239, large £489).
Accessories are particularly important when it comes to making a room cosy, as this bedroom styled by Marks and Spencer shows.

marksandspencer_982011779691355The graphic wallpaper and bedding should be too much for the eye when put together, but they aren’t – the luxurious pile of throws, blankets and pillows in plain but complementary shades make sure of that. It means this busy room can even take a geometric rug that adds an important splash of colour – snug yet cool at the same time.

Throws are fabulous in the winter for the extra comfort your chilled body craves – we also love this delightful faux fur from Jasper Conran at Debenhams, which is £130.

throwAnd you can even have a bit of fun while keeping the cold at bay. We’re delighted by the amusing appliqué cushion by Abigail Ahern/Edition at Debenhams, £40, and Occa-Homes By Nord Polar bed linen, from £23, is a treat for the eye.

occa-home_7744521815274724All these cool shades make a refreshing change in our homes, proving that there’s more than one way to create an effect if you give it some careful thought. Warm colours will always have a treasured place in our homes during this chilly time of year, of course – but blues, greys and icy browns also have a beguiling part to play.

If you’re looking for blinds to complete your cosy, comforting interior, may we suggest a warming pleated blind.

Classic_stripe_dove_greyAnd don’t forget our fabulous December offer – you have a chance to win a £50 John Lewis voucher simply by placing an order with us.

• Why a pleated Made To Measure Blind will help keep you warm in the winter – find out more

• Win a £50 John Lewis Voucher when you place an order in December – find out more here and start shopping!

Let a Made To Measure Blind set you off on a seasonal makeover

November 11, 2014

There’s no time we treasure our homes the way we do at Christmas, as friends and family gather to celebrate. So it’s no surprise that homeware gifts have been on the up and up for the last few years, prompted by our ever-increasing passion for domestic matters – who wouldn’t want a Great British Bake Off cake on their Christmas table?

If you’re planning on buying a homeware gift for a loved one this year, don’t be random – think about how and where they live, their colour schemes and whether their style is traditional, retro, funky or eclectic.

We’ve picked out some of the loveliest Christmas gifts for the home so enjoy browsing our pictorial guide here.

On the other hand, you could simply treat yourself, inspired by our suggestions – and of course set the whole thing off with a quick and easy festive makeover in time for your guests’ arrival with a few smart, new Made To Measure Blinds, such as those we feature.

It might seem early to start thinking about a makeover in time for Christmas, but wouldn’t it be great to measure up, choose your blind, receive it promptly and then have it fitted in time for the season of Advent, so you can enjoy it ahead of the rush and worry of those frantic December months?

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Get cosy for Christmas – all the accessories in this cuddly scene are from BHS

 

Jolly jars from dotcomgiftshop.com, from £5.95 – great for Christmas biscuits

Jolly jars from dotcomgiftshop.com, from £5.95 – great for Christmas biscuits

 

 

Make your own edible stars with the dotcomgiftshop.com cookie cutter set – £2.95. Mary Berry eat your heart out!

Make your own edible stars with the dotcomgiftshop.com cookie cutter set – £2.95. Mary Berry eat your heart out!

 

Go Scandi style with this sweet cushions from Debenhams – £28

Go Scandi style with this sweet cushions from Debenhams – £28

 

We couldn’t resist showing you this! Knitted Christmas tea cosy and tea pot from Debenhams £15 – time for a cuppa

We couldn’t resist showing you this! Knitted Christmas tea cosy and tea pot from Debenhams £15 – time for a cuppa

 

 

Festive Scandinavian style looks great in the bedroom, too – all these accessories are from Sainsbury’s

Festive Scandinavian style looks great in the bedroom, too – all these accessories are from Sainsbury’s

 

Sweet skate! This enamel decoration is £5 from Monsoon

Sweet skate! This enamel decoration is £5 from Monsoon

 

Perfect for the punch – this set of tumblers is from Next, £16

Perfect for the punch – this set of tumblers is from Next, £16

 

Who says it’s all about red? This stylish indigo-themed tableware from Sainsbury’s would add a dash of difference to your Christmas table

Who says it’s all about red? This stylish indigo-themed tableware from Sainsbury’s would add a dash of difference to your Christmas table

 

 

 

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings

December 24, 2012

It’s been a wonderful year for us.   Serving our customers online from our headquarters in Reading, we have endeavored to provide our customers with the best quality window blind selection.   We have expanded our marketing to include social media connections on Twitter and Facebook, as well as engaged in some fun and interesting promotions.

In order to keep the prices of our products affordable, we have implemented our online store to serve our customers across the United Kingdom.  The valuable feedback from our customers has told us that they appreciate the convenience of being able to order custom blinds from the comfort of their own homes.  Free samples of fabrics and blind finishes (while costly to us) mean that our customers can order with confidence having evaluated their favourite choices at home before buying.   We think these services make a big difference to the purchase experience of our clients, and we are happy to offer them.

Thank you Alan for sharing the Christmas photo of your new blind.  It looks fabulous!

We know that our customers have many options when it comes to purchasing window blinds.   But what we continue to strive for is to differentiate Made to Measure Blinds UK as a business that is committed to providing the quality care our customers deserve.   We monitor our delivery times and quality assurance check our products to ensure that we are proud of the bespoke blinds we ship to our customers.   It is personally rewarding (and something I share with my wife) to read through the fantastic feedback we get from our customers on TrustPilot.  It feels good to know we are on the right track and living up to our customer’s expectations.

In the New Year we hope to continue providing creative blog articles that inspire new décor ideas, as you look to refresh your home.   We’ll provide more tips and suggestions for challenging home or commercial installations and support you when you require assistance.  We want to continue to connect with our customers and become your first choice in quality window coverings.

On behalf of my entire family and the staff at Made to Measure Blinds UK, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday full of feast, fun and friendship.  Thank you for a wonderful year and we look forward to serving you in 2013.

Best Wishes,

Peter

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