Inspiration 16 February 2016

Windows and Walls

Easy ways to update your interior

With winter on its way out, most of us will be thinking about a good old spring clean to brighten up our homes.

Nothing like a bit of sunshine to guilt-trip us into dusting and cleaning those windows!

It's also a great time to think about giving tired rooms a face lift, with a fresh lick of paint and some new soft furnishings.  

Cushions, rugs, curtains and wallpapers are all simple, inexpensive ways to freshen up an interior.

At Arighi Bianchi we have a huge range of designer fabrics and floor coverings, with friendly and experienced staff on hand to help. 

They're a pretty creative bunch too, and at a recent photo shoot our curtain guru, Mike, created this exquisite display using just a dress makers mannequin, some curtain hooks and various lengths of fabric and wallpaper, including my very favourite 'Cranes in Flight' design by Harlequin.

We also sell Farrow & Ball paints which act as the perfect backdrop for fabrics and upholstery. High levels of pigment and rich resin binders help to produce a really immersive depth of colour and with a palette of 132 shades to choose from you're bound to find one you love. 

We stock wallpaper too, with lots of quality brands including Sanderson, Clarke & Clarke and Harlequin, who are well known for their brilliant and unusual designs. Papering just the wall behind a double bed creates a really nice focal point and is a novel alternative to a head board - you paste the wall too, making it easy to hang and also update if you want something different. 

If you're looking for curtains, we have lots of beautiful fabrics which can be taylor-made to fit even the most awkward or unusual windows. 

Two exciting new collections in store are Focus and Perceptions. Take a leaf out of this stylist's book and combine textured fabric with interesting metallic accessories made from copper and pewter, perfect for reflecting light and creating warmth and interest. They look especially good combined with this season's on-trend timber floors and tables.

If you spot something you like, why not speak to one of our friendly staff who'd be more than happy to do a home visit and take it from there. 

As the name suggests, the Focus Collection really draws the eye and makes you notice the detail in the fabric.

Perception really hits the spot with its elegant, understated design.