Fashions come, and fashions go, but for some of us, the design classics will always have a place in our heart – taking us back to happy times spent with our parents, and grandparents.

An orange swirly rug, a lime green lampshade, brown zig zag wallpaper, and rice pudding served from orange and yellow floral pyrex dishes, reminding us of times spent playing Kerplunk, Clarks brown T bar school shoes, and being allowed to stay up to watch “Are You Being Served” or “Robins Nest”.

For years we looked back at these wild and colourful designs with dread, thinking “how could anyone have furnished their homes with these space age, wacky items?”

Wallpaper was peeled, and replaced with muted neutrals, and Lime and Orange furnishings relegated to the skip

But these fabulous designs are now making a comeback, appreciated for their funky, playful and bold colours, we can see tea towels, kitchen accessories, lighting, clocks and furniture being added to modern trendy homes

Retro style wooden sideboard with yellow highlights

An Arne Jacobson Egg chair, a seventies wooden sideboard, Pop Art, and feature walls are buzzing with acid colours, All bringing a 2017 retro twist to a minimal scheme, or a vintage-inspired home.

With this in mind, window dressing can add a stunning retro look too.

Brightly coloured or classic white 50mm Aluminium Venetian Blinds, along with bright orange, lime or turquoise roller blinds, can lift a dull room, for those on a budget.

Carnival Chartreuse fabric with stripy braid from Louvolite

Carnival Chartreuse roller blind fabric with stripy braid from Louvolite

Or push the boat out and opt for a fabulous pair of Orla Kiely curtains, The designs are classic 70’s but the colours have been designed with current fashions in mind, mixing the bold colours of Orange and Olive and turquoise with modern charcoals,  greys and chartreuse, and choose contrasting cushions in similar colour palettes, to finish off the look.

Orla Kiely curtain fabric in living room setting

Orla Kiely’s fabrics give a modern twist to retro design

Orla Kiely design cushions and curtains

Complete the look with contrasting cushions

 

Roman Blinds can also be made in these stunning fabrics – giving a clean contemporary look to a modern clean kitchen, or a quirky addition to a study or dining room.

Close up lime, cream and blue Orla Kiely curtain fabric

 

Grey and cream Orla Kiely fabric design

 

Pale blue Orla Kiely fabric close up

 

The curtains can be supplied with standard or blackout linings giving a cosy finish to room, and with a variety of headings including eyelet, pinch pleat, – or the classic pencil pleat.

Whatever you choose, Norwich Sunblinds offer the complete service, bringing the fabrics to your home for you to choose, measuring, and manufacturing them for a perfect fit, and installing and dressing them for you.

Giving your windows a stylish talking point, and making you the envy of your friends.

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