Retro Blinds from Norwich Sunblinds

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; retro blinds from Norwich Sunblinds.

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 - Blinds Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds

An Arne Jacobson Egg chair, a seventies wooden sideboard, Pop Art, and feature walls are buzzing with acid colours, All bringing a 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.

Carnival Chartreuse fabric with stripy braid from Louvolite - Blinds Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds

Carnival Chartreuse roller blind fabric with stripy braid from Louvolite

Choose 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. You could add contrasting cushions in similar colour palettes, to finish off the look.

Orla Kiely curtain fabric in living room setting - Blinds Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds

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

Orla Kiely design cushions and curtains - Blinds Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds

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 - Blinds Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds


Grey and cream Orla Kiely fabric design - Blinds Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds


Pale blue Orla Kiely fabric close up - Blinds Norfolk - Norwich Sunblinds


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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