How to achieve Instant Blackout Curtains

After another cold and gloomy winter, the longer and brighter days are finally here. Sounds great but not when you’re trying to catch some well-deserved sleep. Sunrise arrives much earlier meaning that unless your windows are sunlight proofed with blackout curtains or blinds, daylight might disturb your sleep and affect your sleeping pattern during the […]

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!

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!

Shutters Explained

Traditionally found on the outside of windows on continental homes, shutters are fast becoming one of the most popular interior window treatment solutions in the UK. Their timeless and classic appearance work perfectly with any style of home, from the sleek and contemporary feel of full height shutters to continental café-style, there is certainly something for everyone, no matter your taste. Shutters are the perfect solution when it comes to light and privacy control, and with their long-lasting, durable reputation, and insulating abilities, it is clear to see why these are becoming so popular in homes across the South East.

Find the Perfect Blind for You

Whether you’re redecorating an entire room, or just looking for a quick way to freshen up a space, blinds can have a real impact on the way the room looks, feels and functions. These days, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the types of blinds we can have, but can too many choices make the decision just that bit harder?

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We believe that you will always have two homes. The first where your heart is, the second where your mum is. Find something she’ll really like, take the stress out of shopping and get it delivered to your door!

Candles this Christmas, Buy or Make?

In this guide, we’ve put together some simple tips on how to make amazing candles at home, as well as letting you know some of our favourite candle making kits and ready-to-use candles.