- Classic in style, transcending trends and fads
- They allow for good control of light and privacy
- They’re durable and hard to damage
- They provide good control of heating and cooling in a room
- The addition of shutters value adds to a home,exuding style and quality
- Shutters work in so many interiors, from classic homes, period styles and more contemporary builds
Light And Texture
Window treatments are one of the most important aspects of home decorating, adding the final touch to a scheme and providing the home with many benefits. There are also many options to choose from, each of which come with their own pros and cons, just like any interior design product. It is important to evaluate what you would like your window treatment to contribute to the home – is privacy key? Or is it insulation properties or a particular “look and feel” that you are searching for?
Like flooring or carpet, this is another big decision to make for your home. Most of our stores stock window furnishings, and are here to help you. Head to page 104-105 for our store directory and see if your local store offers window furnishings. Chat more about what would work best for your home with one of our expert staff members.
- Window furnishings protect your flooring investment!
- Window furnishings help regulate the climate inside your home & minimise your energy bills
Worry less about what you think will look good together, and more about what you love. You can’t go wrong this way! Everywhere you look will spark joy.
There are different styles, colours, budgets and finishes to peruse through our extensive range of hard and soft flooring. Below is a list of questions to help you get your flooring journey started. Not all of these may be relevant, but it can be handy to take these in-store to discuss with the friendly staff at Flooring Xtra.
- What is the style of the house? Apartment, New Build, Rental, Contemporary, Victorian, Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco, Californian Bungalow, Edwardian
- Who is the home for?
- How many people live in it?
- Do you often have lots of people over?
- What rooms are you looking to update?
- Do certain rooms get lots of foot traffic?
- Do you have stairs?
- The room you are looking to update, what direction do they face?
- What is the general size and shape of the room?
- What type of artificial lighting is used in the room you’re looking to update?
- Do you have indoor pets who will use the floor as their home?
- Are you renovating and staying put, or moving on?
- Are you styling your home around a look or theme?
- What sort of colours do you like?
- What colour schemes have you seen that you like?
- What sort of feeling are you looking for in your home? E.g. warm & cosy, or open & airy?
- What style and colours are the house fittings that we need to work with?
- Do you have special pieces of art, furniture or rugs and the like that we need to work with?
- Do you have a statement or feature colour wall?
Why not practice a little interior design and pull your ideas and visions together just as the professionals do? Interior designers often use complex programs and software to create moodboards (a board which features images indicative of a new scheme) although they can be created quite easily in everyday programs.
Regular office programs, such as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint allow for some professional pages to be created for you. A moodboard usually features a mixture of images which attempt to communicate a design idea. For example, a French Provincial interior may have a few images of provincial interiors, an image indicative of the colour inspiration and perhaps an image of your chosen flooring, and a few pieces of furniture. Collage them together on the page and convert into a PDF with headings. A great idea for non-visual people too, who struggle to see how a vision can come together. There is nothing to say you cannot create this manually as well. Magazines are made to be cut and torn from!
A materials board is a little different - see above. This is when an interior designer or decorator is wanting to display and communicate all the finishes on one document or board. Consider timbers, materials, paint chips or tile samples for instance. Creatively or neatly arranged on a board, you will be very impressed!