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Feeling blue?

After being spoilt by an abundance of bank holidays over the past couple of months, there aren’t any more now until the end of August. If this prospect is making you feel a little blue, then you’re not alone.

Funnily enough, the colour blue is really uplifting. It has a calming and soothing appeal, which is ideal when you’re feeling a bit down. And as if that wasn’t enough, it’s also bang on-trend this season and has been featured in many home interest magazines.

If you would like to give your surroundings a beautiful blue makeover, then there are lots of ways to achieve this. You could go all out and paint your walls a statement shade, or introduce the hue subtly using soft furnishings.

When it comes to dressing your windows, there are so many different options available – from pale powder blues to deep indigos. Kirsty Martin from the Web-Blinds team has picked out a few of her favourite tones for you to try out.

“Sea blues have a ‘nautical but nice’ flavour. Like the changing of the tide, the cool coastal trend returns to fashion time and time again. 2014’s take on the theme is stylish and sophisticated – for a sleek effect, try pairing our Elston Wedgwood fabric from our blue Roman blind range with simple white furniture.

Blue Roman blind

“Similarly, denim blues are a classic choice, in the same way that a pair of jeans is a wardrobe staple. Our Lightening Bolt window dressing as a blue Vertical blind will be sure to stand the test of time in your home. And it’s perfect for any rooms that are overlooked, as the louvres provide fingertip control over privacy.

Blue Vertical blind

“Or if you want to create a light and airy design scheme, a sky blue Pleated fabric is the order of the day. Our Pacific Ocean Pleated blind fits the bill perfectly. Here, we’ve teamed it with delicate china to create a coordinated impression.

Blue Pleated blind

“Alternatively, a deep blue Wooden blind will inject a splash of drama into your décor. Dark sapphires have a jewel-like quality that never fails to catch the eye. In particular, our Rainbow Blueprint Wooden blind is something of a showstopper.”

Blue Wooden blind