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Interior Paint Inspo! 30 Ideas of how to paint your home

Creative interior paint ideas can bring unique beauty to home – and the more inventive they are, the better.  With our stunning collection of designer paints, a new dream home is just a click away! As Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director at Dulux says:  ‘The right interior paint colours can even make small spaces appear larger […]

How to: Winter to Spring Curtains and Blinds

Just as we do with our wardrobes every year, it’s now the time to get your home ready for the change of season including your window treatments. Our spring curtains and blinds will not only brighten up your interiors and prepare you for the sunny days ahead, but it is also a great way to […]

The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 7, Episode 8

Last week, the contestants returned to the sewing room once again for Winter week which saw the sewers create a men’s flannel shirt, transform scarves into a wearable garment, and finally produce a festive party dress, perfectly fit for any Christmas party! The Garment of Week was once again awarded to Raph, and we sadly said goodbye to Andrew.

History of Closs & Hamblin

Closs and Hamblin was established in Baker Street, London in 1933 and on 5th April 2021, we celebrated our 88th Birthday! With this in mind, we thought what better opportunity than to take our loyal customers through the remarkable history of our beloved company. So, sit back, relax, and welcome to our whistle stop tour!

Shop local… your high street needs you!

After what has been the toughest year for retail, it has never been more important to shop locally. The high street is the heart of a town, and where you choose to shop can really help local business owners get back up and running! Whether its popping to your local bakers for a loaf of bread, or buying a quirky gift from an independent shop, these small purchases can make a huge difference!

Get Ready for Spring with Blackout

Spring is just around the corner, and with that brings new life, longer days, warmer weather and a general sense of hope. There’s no denying that after a Winter in lockdown, we are more ready for Spring than we probably ever have been before! On 28th March, British Summer Time begins which means that evenings will stay lighter for longer. Although this sounds completely wonderful, it can make falling asleep at night just that little bit trickier. Here at Closs & Hamblin, we have a whole range of blackout window solutions to suit you, your lifestyle and interior tastes, whether its curtains with blackout lining, ready-made blackout blinds, or made to measure shutters, we have the perfect product for you. Get your home ‘spring-ready’ with us!

Our Made to Measure Service Explained…

Whether it’s bespoke curtains, blinds or shutters you’re looking for, Closs & Hamblin’s Made to Measure service is certainly the one for you! We are a family run business who have been making and providing handmade curtains and blinds for 85 years. Our wealth of experience and knowledge will ensure that we help you find the perfect solution for your window. We pride ourselves in making and installing only the highest quality handmade products, so our customers are never disappointed!

Interior Trends of 2021

There’s no denying that we spent more time in our homes than ever before in 2020, and it’s for that reason that many people used the time to decorate that room they have been putting off for ages, or even decided it was time their home had a facelift! 2021 brings with it, a sense of light at the end of this long dark tunnel, and so we have a great reason to get excited about what’s trending this year in the world of interior design. From earthy, grounded colour palettes and Cottagecore to tropical brights and subtle monotones, there is definitely something to suit all tastes in 2021!

Curtain Headings… What’s your style?

Curtains are probably the most popular of all window covering solutions, and it is clear to see why. This type of covering works seamlessly with any style of home, no matter how traditional or contemporary your taste may be. With a whole plethora of colours, styles, fabrics, designs and patterns to choose from, there is certainly something for everyone.
Curtains can also be used to create a real feature of your room and window space, whether it’s that ‘pop’ of colour you are looking for, or a softer cosier feel – the options are endless!

Put A Little Spring In Your Step

We aren’t the type to wish time away but we do enjoy a bit of warmer weather. We want to celebrate Spring, and to do so we’ve compiled our favourite Spring activities local to each Closs & Hamblin store.