Key trends in home furnishings to inspire you

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Home furnishing trends from Norwich Sunblinds

At Norwich Sunblinds, we love bringing you home decor inspiration. Whether you want a new look for your bedroom blinds or you’re looking to update the colour scheme in your living room, we can help. Here’s the low-down on key trends in home furnishings from our team. There are ideas to suit everyone, from lovers of contemporary chic to more traditional tastes. 

Go minimalist

The mantra of minimalist design is to keep it simple. Think uncluttered spaces and stripped back colour schemes, a neutral palette is perfect for this look. The current trend in home furnishings is minimal looking blinds in natural white and greys in sheer and textured fabrics.  

Wood venetian blinds in white are always popular along with our Plantation Shutters, which offer quality and style. If you’re looking for ultimate light control combined with low maintenance and ease of cleaning, then shutters are an ideal choice. 

At Norwich Sunblinds, we’re seeing customers opting for larger size slats to maximize the amount of light coming into rooms. There is also a move to use the same type of blinds on the front face of the house to create a uniform look.

Visit our Attleborough showroom to see our range of minimalist blinds and shutters. 

Shutters in living room bay window - Shutters Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds

White shutters are super stylish. Our shutters are made to measure by craftspeople in Norfolk

Find your perfect furnishings – Perfect fit blinds

Perfect fit pleated blinds and venetian blinds are customer favourites, particularly on bi-fold and patio doors, and also conservatories. They are the perfect home furnishings for the warmer weather. 

Perfect fit blinds come with a whole host of benefits – they are child safe, easy to clean and with no gaps, provide increased privacy. The blinds are fitted within a frame to the window rebate, so no irritating rattle, and they also leave your windowsills free for plants and ornaments.

You can have peace of mind in the knowledge that all Norwich Sunblinds blinds (and curtains too) come with a five-year guarantee. Your blinds will be made to measure ensuring a perfect fit. 

Book a home appointment to find out how perfect fit blinds can work for your home. 

Perfect fit blinds in a conservatory. - Blinds Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds

Simply perfect for privacy Perfect fit blinds in pleated voile cobalt fabric

Enjoy the outdoors 24/7 with Exterior Awnings

When you think of home furnishings what springs to mind? Living room blinds and bedroom curtains? We focus so much on interior decor we sometimes forget our outside space. 

We’ve all spent much more time at home over recent months with our gardens becoming a focal point for all the family. Exterior awnings are very popular this year as people want to make the most of any outdoor areas.

Not only will exterior awnings provide shade during sunny days they are available with lights to extend the enjoyment well into the evenings too. You can even shelter under awnings when it’s raining, meaning al fresco dining is hardly ever off the table! 

At Norwich Sunblinds, we do all the measuring and fitting, leaving you free to put your feet up. It all starts with a home appointment. Book yours today!

Bright stripy awnings providing shade for the garden terrace - Awnings Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds

Dine al fresco day and night! Speak to Norwich Sunblinds about having an Exterior Awning

Discover the most popular curtains

When it comes to living room and bedroom soft furnishings, Roman blinds and Curtains are a top choice. The most popular curtains feature Eyelet headings with fabrics inspired by nature along with oriental style designs, both options reflecting current trends in home furnishings.

Eyelet headings look really neat and are ideal for rooms where space is an issue as the curtains can stack back tightly away from the glass. Pinch pleat headings are a perennial favourite with our customers along with the traditional pencil pleat, which creates a luxurious finish.

You can have fun with your fabric designs and get creative. We have some fabulous bold and bright prints which work well in both contemporary and traditional homes. Whatever fabric you choose, you might want to consider blackout linings to ensure a good night’s sleep and help with insulation. 

Do you need help finding the best soft furnishings for your home? Head to our Attleborough showroom where our expert team can find some options to inspire you. 

Make a style statement with a fabric design from the Rainforest range - Blinds Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds

Palm prints are super on trend! Make a style statement with a fabric design from the Rainforest range

Grey – a colour trend that endures

Grey is a key colour trend in home furnishings this year as it was chosen as one of the two colours for The Pantone Colour of the Year 2021 (Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating, a sunny yellow shade).

The colour grey is growing increasingly popular but this stylish shade is not a passing trend and will be a top choice for home furnishings for years to come. 

Grey is well and truly established as a new neutral and combines perfectly with chartreuse, orange, pink or navy. You can keep it simple with a fabric featuring block colours or go for a statement print. 

As an independent family run business, we source fabrics from some of today’s leading suppliers giving you lots of choice when it comes to colour and fabric design.

Grey and Ochre Roller Blind - Blinds Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds

Find your perfect colour combination. Grey and Ochre Roller Blind

If you’ve been inspired by our key trends in furnishings and would like to update your interior decor, book  a home appointment today.