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Colour & Design Trends for 2021 Paired with the Best Blinds for Autumn

Comfortable Colourways & Finest Blinds for Autumn

Colour & Design Trends for 2021 Paired with the Best Blinds for Autumn

With more time spent indoors due to the pandemic spreading throughout the world, people are feeling more and more restless with their home’s interior design. You just have to take a quick look at your Facebook or Insta newsfeed to see the streams of DIYers renovating at a massive rate. So, with Autumn fast approaching and the likelihood of the cool weather forcing us even further indoors and out of our backyards, we thought we would provide you with some Autumn inspired colour trends paired back with the best blinds for Autumn to help you on your renovation journey to make your home both beautiful and comfortable.

The colour trends for Autumn and 2021 are certainly reflecting the impact of COVID-19 with many comforting colourways derived from nature – warm browns and earthy tones in deep blues and rich greens  – providing a warm and serene sanctuary within your home. 

Alternatively, we are also witnessing a trend towards bright splashes of colour that will bring a smile to our faces. 

In terms of the best blinds for Autumn 2021, people will be looking towards more economic options such as day/night blinds and energy saving blinds. Combining the best window blinds options for Autumn with the comforting colourways of Autumn will bring new life and a sense of calm into your home in 2021.

Dulux Colour of the Year and Honeycomb Window Blinds Bringing Extra Warmth This Autumn

The colour specialists at Dulux have selected Brave Ground as their colour of the year. 

The team at Dulux states that Brave Ground is,

‘A bolstering shade that connects back to nature and the simple things. A warm, earthy tone, it creates a feeling of stability, growth and potential; and provides a firm foundation for change and creativity in your home.’

Dulux Colour of the Year and Honeycomb Window Blinds Bringing Extra Warmth This Autumn

A Brave Ground feature wall combined with Honeycomb Blinds in warm hues will create a beautiful foundation for any interior decorating, be it traditional or modern. Supplement this with the added benefits of Honeycomb blinds insulating properties and you have the perfect combination for your transition from Autumn through to Winter in 2021.

Window treatments are an essential way to achieve good thermal conditions especially in Australia’s climate where the temperature can vary 20 degrees Centigrade over a 24-hour period. Home owners are recommended to select the best blinds they can afford to obtain optimum thermal conditions. 

Honeycomb blinds fitted snugly within the window improves the insulation level by reducing the air leaks around the windows, making them one of the best window blinds for Autumn and Winter.

Honeycell Palma Translucent Honeycomb Blinds in Warm Hues

Honeycell Palma Translucent Honeycomb Blinds in Warm Hues

Honeycell Palma Block Out Honeycomb Blinds in Warm Hues

Honeycell Palma Block Out Honeycomb Blinds in Warm Hues

Pair Zebra Blinds with the Biggest Trend of 2021 – Earth Colours Taken From Nature

The biggest trend of 2021 is utilising a colour palette inspired by nature. As evidenced by Dulux’s colour of the year, comforting earthy hues will be popular this Autumn when choosing a colour for feature walls, tiles, statement furniture and home decor pieces. 

This Autumn, we will witness a trend towards rich blues and deep greens. Pair back this Autumn’s nature inspired colour palette with Zebra Blinds in complimentary earthy tones to make a bold statement in your home. Combine this with the ability these blinds have in providing privacy while still allowing you to make the most out of the daylight hours is why Zebra blinds are the perfect Autumn blinds.

Zebra blinds have the same ease as Roller Blinds, however, the cleverly designed Zebra Blinds use horizontal striped fabric with alternating translucent, block out or sheer stripes to create a day/ night blind in one product. Unlike the standard Roller Blinds, you do not need to raise the blind fully to let the light to flood into your room. Alternatively standard Roller Blinds can sometimes give you the sense that you are letting the cool Autumn air seep through.

Pair Zebra Blinds with the Biggest Trend of 2021 - Blue Earth Colours Taken From Nature
Pair Zebra Blinds with the Biggest Trend of 2021 - Green Earth Colours Taken From Nature

Pantone’s colour of the year and Dual Roller Blinds to Illuminate Your Home this Autumn

The Pantone Color Institute announced that PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating were the colour(s) of the year for 2021. Combine these with Dual Roller blinds and your home will make the most of the daylight hours and bring light and joy to your abode this Autumn.

Pantone Colour of the year ultimate grey and illuminating yellow

2021 is only the second time two colours have been selected for colour of the year.

The Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, commented on the selection of two colours for 2021, stating,

‘The selection of two independent colors highlight how different elements come together to express a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting, conveying the idea that it’s not about one colour or one person, it’s about more than one. The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude.

Sounds like a pretty good reason to choose two colours – especially when we are all looking for a bit of positivity and support during these tough times!

The serenity of the grey and the vibrance of the illuminating yellow, combined with Dual Roller Blinds are an incredible way to enhance your room.

Dual roller blinds are the best blinds to give you ultimate control when it comes to lighting, privacy and insulation. Dual Roller Blinds transform alongside your space during all hours of the day and night. With dual roller blinds, you get the best of both worlds – two materials of your choosing are constructed on conjoined brackets giving you the option of two different blinds. This means there are endless possibilities with our extensive range of fabrics to give you an edge in adjusting your space to your daily lifestyle.

Dual Roller Blinds are usually made with a blockout and a screen material for example. This allows you to enjoy the Autumn light while protecting your view during the day, and give your family privacy and insulation from the cool autumn nights.

Qube Block Out Roller Blinds in Grey Hues – can be used in your Dual Roller Blinds to perfectly compliment Pantones Colour of the Year

View Qube Roller Blinds here

Qube Block Out Roller Blinds in Grey Hue fabrics

Naza Screen Roller Blinds in Grey Hues – can be used in your Dual Roller Blinds to perfectly compliment Pantones Colour of the Year

View Naza Roller Blinds here.

Naza Screen Roller Blinds in Grey Hue Fabrics

For more great Autumn blinds, check out our huge range of Australian Custom made interior blinds here or contact us to speak with one of our experts on 1800 085 385.

How To Keep Your Kids Off The Screens And Occupied At Home During The Coronavirus

How To Keep Your Kids Occupied At Home and Off The Screens During The Coronavirus.

Like us, many of you are probably starting to seriously get nervous about how the Coronavirus will impact Australia, the world and your family. Many parents are calling for school closure and keeping their children at home, social distancing practices have been implemented and the government has implemented a ban on all indoor events greater than 100.  With this in mind, we are all probably going to spend a lot more time at home with the kids. With this in mind, we have been thinking of what we can do with our new found family time at home. So, what will we do while trapped in our homes with our kids? Maybe this could be an opportunity to start thinking about making some improvements to your home? Planning and renovating your home doesn’t have to break the bank. You can make small improvements by utilising your DIY skills (or gaining some via YouTube) and getting the whole family involved. It is also a really good opportunity to get the kids away from their screens and develop a sense of independence and creative thinking. 

Who Wants to be an Architect or Designer When They Grow Up?

You may not think your kids would be the best designers in the world but with their out-of-the-box thinking and imagination, they could come up with some incredibly ingenious ideas that you would never have thought of in a million years. Use some active listening and give them a chance to express their recommendations. Grab some paper and pencils and ask them to design their dream beds, shelving unit or kitchen breakfast area. Follow the wild stream of their imagination and work through solutions together. They can bring the creativity and you can work through the practicalities – all the while encouraging their creative thinking, and educating them on the why’s and how to’s of what is realistically achievable. 

Building and Construction – Good Idea or Bad?

Your initial thought may be that there is no place for children when it comes to the physical side of home renovations. Yes, toddlers best stay away from this area but you should give your older children a chance to prove themselves – bathroom remodeling is not a nuclear war zone!

Involving your children and watching them being focused on work with their nose crinkled, sporting their serious concentration face, is a valuable lesson and unforgettable experience for you and them. Your kids will learn to take responsibility for their actions and to think for themselves. Taking part in renovating their own home will also help teach a worthwhile lesson in understanding the work it takes to make your home beautiful and therefore developing a respect that may not have previously been there. Who knows, you may even end up with less holes in walls and graffiti laden bed heads. 

It doesn’t matter what job you give them from painting the walls and scraping off wallpaper to simply simple clean up duties or helping to measure for new curtains and blinds. Every single task is a sign of your trust in them and a fantastic boost to their self-esteem.

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To make the whole project a little extra fun – get your kids to clock on and record their hours/minutes of work and develop a reward or payment system for encouragement (there’s a food Math’s lesson right there!). This will help keep them enthusiastic about the project and a valuable exercise in learning the value of work and money. If you are using money as a reward, you could also teach them about the value in supporting their local community. Would going online and purchasing from a local toy store and donating a portion of their earnings to a local charity be a good way to support their community? There are so many ways you can teach your children about compassion and love for the world around them.

So, have a think about how you can get your kids involved in some DIY during these trying times, have fun and don’t let cabin fever get you down. 

Thanks,

The Blinds and Curtains on the Net Team

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