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Makeover your home for spring with these easy improvements

PUBLISHED: 11:25 21 March 2019 | UPDATED: 14:21 21 March 2019

Updating your window dressings with modern, custom-made shutters can transform the entire look of a room

Updating your window dressings with modern, custom-made shutters can transform the entire look of a room

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South London-based company The Shutter Studio specialises in transforming houses into homes with their made-to-measure blinds, shutters and bespoke carpentry. Here, their director Adam Allsop shares some tips for updating your home.

Semi-transparent roller blinds are a great way to bring natural light into the house while still providing some privacySemi-transparent roller blinds are a great way to bring natural light into the house while still providing some privacy

With more hours of daylight and warmer weather to look forward to, there is no better time to give your home a makeover than spring.

From updating your window dressings to choosing smart storage solutions, there are plenty of simple ways to refresh and organise your living spaces.

Cupboards built into the stairs can be a useful space-saving storage solutionCupboards built into the stairs can be a useful space-saving storage solution

Revamp your window dressings

Windows play an important role in the look and feel of your home, and spring is the ideal time to transition from thick, heavy curtains to something lighter.

At The Shutter Studio, we offer a variety of custom blinds and plantation shutters which can be tailored to suit your needs and tastes.

Semi-transparent roller blinds are a great choice for when the weather starts to get warmer as they maximise the amount of daylight coming into the room. We also offer motorised bespoke blinds which can be controlled remotely on a smart phone app and work well in hard-to-reach areas, such as tall windows, stairways and skylights.

For something timeless, white plantation shutters are made to last a lifetime so you won’t have to worry about updating your window dressings every time you decide to redecorate. Wooden shutters also give the illusion of more space by bouncing light into the room and can help to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, saving you money on bills in the long run.

Make a style statement

Spring is the ideal time to breathe new life into your home with simple but effective décor updates. You don’t necessarily have to go all out and redecorate entire rooms either– even subtle changes can make a difference. For example, our elegant half wall panelling and modern radiator covers can transform the look of the room without being too overwhelming.

All of our carpentry is customised to create one-off pieces and we can even match it with your existing décor scheme to bring the room together.

Adding a stand-out feature, such as a stylish window seat or a floating shelf, is another way to give your living spaces a quick facelift. Unlike other interior design trends, these timeless home additions won’t fall out of favour when the seasons change and they can be used to enhance the look of almost any room in the house.

Smart storage

When it comes to spring cleaning and organising your home, having sufficient storage is essential.

One way to keep clutter to a minimum while maximising available space is with bespoke, built in furniture. For example, our fitted wardrobes from our sister company, The Carpentry Studio, can be tailored exactly to your needs and preferences. You can choose between a variety of compartments, shelves and drawers—all neatly concealed behind fitted wardrobe doors.

As well as built in wardrobes, there are a variety of other space-saving storage solutions which can improve the function and space of a room, such as made to measure shelves, built in bookcases and storage cabinets. For small or awkwardly-shaped areas, alcove shelving and under-stair cupboards can help you to make use of every inch of space.

The Shutter Studio

The Shutter Studio is a family-run company specialising in high quality plantation shutters, made-to-measure blinds and bespoke carpentry for homes in south London, Surrey and Kent.

We have showrooms in Croydon and Beckenham and make tailor-made recommendations based on the individual needs and budget of our clients. We have a professional team of carpenters with many years of experience and we are dedicated to finding the perfect solution for your home.

If you are thinking about redecorating and want some home decoration ideas, arrange a free consultation with The Shutter Studio by calling 0208 662 0126. Alternatively, visit theshutterstudio.com or thecarpentrystudio.co.uk.

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