Take a look at Hannah’s delightfully quirky bedroom. As a tenant in a new build home, she wanted to inject more pattern. And that’s exactly what she did with the help of a very cool Web-Blinds Roman blind.
Hannah and her housemates are the first tenants in their home in Nottingham, so lots of the flooring and walls are the neutral shades used by the property developers.
“We affectionately refer to the house as ‘The Beige Cube’,” says Hannah, “so are always looking for ways to inject more colour or pattern.
“My bedroom is cream, dusky pink and grey with a few mid-century modern pieces of furniture as well as some upcycled ones. I covered an old pine chest of drawers I’ve had since I was a kid in anatomical diagrams and added crystal handles.
“I wanted something that jazzed up the space without being too feminine. I love the geometric patterns that are popular at the moment. I knew I wasn’t going to go for a bold, statement colour, so thought something highly patterned would be a nice alternative.
“That’s when I saw the fun hexagon design on Web-Blinds. Those hexagons are hypnotic! I love that it fuses the retro and modern styles that I love, without being kitsch.”
Hannah also wanted something with blackout properties, so a blackout lining for her Roman blind was the perfect choice.
“I love the elegant folds of Romans when they’re raised, and the neatness of the flat surface when lowered.”
And what about measuring and fitting? How did Hannah, a self-confessed DIY novice, find fitting two Roman blinds?
“It was the first time I’d fitted blinds, and the first time I’d used a power drill! I was quite cautious putting the first blind up, but once this was done and I realised how straightforward it was, I was able to fit the second one in half the time.
“The whole process was really straight-forward and I was so impressed with how well the blinds fit. As this is a rented property, I like knowing that I’ve made the place feel more my own without risking our deposit or having loads of work to undo if we decide to move.”