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Find out what’s going on in the world of DIY, shutters and interiors. We manufacture and sell exclusive window products and we’re just a little obsessed with maintaining consistent high quality as well as keeping abreast of interior design developments. We’re regularly featured in the press and we love to share this with our visitors. This ensures our products are always contemporary but keep a classic feel. 

These news stories present the latest articles, press releases and information about our products as well as some interesting features on interiors. 

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April 04, 2018

How to choose, measure and fit shutters

First-time shutter buyer? Don’t worry, with us the whole process is easy and you’ll have gorgeous window treatments in no time. Use our guide to discover all you need to know


1. Decide on the style of your shutters

To get the best shutters for every window, think about whether you want to cover the whole window or only part o...

March 05, 2018

Choosing the best shutters for your bedroom

Shutters are the perfect choice for a bedroom: they don’t just look stunning, they could be key to your getting a good night’s sleep, too

 What do I want from my shutters?

Before you begin considering which bedroom shutters to choose, think about whether you want them to:

  • black out the bedroom, sometimes even in daylight;
  • im...
February 09, 2018

Cleaning the DIY way

Pic: The Shutter Store

The Project: Kitchen Revamp (Part 1)

What to do now: Clean the kitchen cabinets

After the festive season, your previously jam-packed kitchen cupboards could probably do with some attention – and might even need repairs or a new lick of paint.

What you’ll need now: A bowl of soapy water (good for all-purpose D...

January 05, 2018

2018’s interior trends

DIY project 1: put up shutters

When it comes to dressing your windows, a fuss-free treatment that makes a statement is the one to have. The only contender? Shutters. We love them because they suit period homes, but can give new-builds a touch of the character they might lack. They also make the outside of your home look better as well as the insi...

December 07, 2017

Homemade Christmas gift ideas you’ll love

Be creative this festive season with our favourite DIY gift ideas. They’re fun to make, friends and family will welcome them, and your efforts will get you in the festive mood.

A homemade Christmas gift can mean so much more to the recipient than a shop-bought present. They’ll know you put time and thought into it, of course, plus &nd...

November 13, 2017

Renovating a bathroom on a budget

Want to give your bathroom a brand new look without splashing out? Read our expert bathroom remodel ideas, tips and tricks to find out how

1 Be sly with your budget

If you’ve set your heart on expensive wall-to-wall tiles but are doing a bathroom remodel on a budget, buy just enough of those tiles for the basin splashback, for the shower c...

October 06, 2017

10 ways to keep your house warm this winter

Stay cosy inside when the temperature drops outside. The best way to heat a house is to insulate effectively and make sure everything’s running efficiently. Try these fabulous fixes – all of which you can do yourself


1 Insulate with shutters

Lovely old windows look the part, but they might be letting you down when it comes to...

September 06, 2017

Design ideas for home offices

Transform your home office from a plain work space into an inspiring place to spend time. We have all the interior inspiration you need when you’re working from home

Does your home office put the emphasis on ‘office’ rather than ‘home’? It may be an area for work, but there’s really no need for a home office to...

August 10, 2017

9 ways to use the world’s favourite colour

A global survey by paper makers GF Smith revealed that a fresh teal they’ve named Marrs Green is the colour that most humans like best. Here’s how to use it to give your home an update

 Pic: Guy Archard


1 Colour refresh your walls

This teal is zingy, inspirational and lively, so it will make even a dark room feel welcom...

June 14, 2017

Fall for the charms of café style shutters

Café style shutters are real winners when it comes to creating privacy and maximising light – and they’ll look super chic, too. Check out our top tips on introducing them to your home


Dressing a window from top to bottom isn’t always necessary. After all, you might want to make sure a room still receives as much l...

May 12, 2017

10 ways to organise outdoor space

Be ready to make the most of your garden this summer. Use our simple strategies to sort out clutter in sheds and garages, and boost outside storage

1 Create hobby space

How about taking your favourite pastime out of the house this summer? Move garden tools and furniture to the garage (we’ll tell you how to organise that efficiently below),...

April 12, 2017

Bring beautiful wood tones to your interiors

Whether you like your décor to have a country-style twist, prefer traditional schemes, favour a contemporary look, or simply like to include an organic element, wood is a must-have ingredient. Our window shutters come in a huge range of natural wooden finishes, and there’s a wood tone for every style of interior and every room. 

March 13, 2017

5 ways to refresh your home this spring

Want to give your home a makeover for spring? You can do (and spend) surprisingly little to make a big difference – find out how with our spring interior updates

Pic: The Shutter Store

1 Get busy with a paintbrush

The swiftest, cheapest way to make the most dramatic impact on a home makeover is to wield a paintbrush (or roller). Wheth...

February 10, 2017

How to use 2017’s Pantone colour: Greenery

We love 2017’s Pantone colour – this optimistic yellow-green is perfect for refreshing your home décor. For interior colour inspiration, check out our expert tips and advice on how to use this calming shade at home

Pic Right: Farrow & Ball

Transform a room by painting walls

The great thing about Greenery is that it has a ...

January 10, 2017

A bay window is transformed with window shutters

We always encourage our customers to send us pictures of their windows before and after they’ve had their window shutters fitted. Here are just two interior transformations – why not send us yours?

A bay window is transformed with window shutters

 ‘When we bought our house, it had been a much-loved family home, filled with...

October 19, 2016

Embracing Autumn at home

Amber hues, short days, cosy nights, we take inspiration from the changing season to bring into the home.

Autumnal hues

The most beautiful thing about Autumn surely must be the colour that transforms the landscape with burnt orange, mustard yellows, amber and gold. Take inspiration from nature to embrace the season, and create a feature in your ...

September 23, 2016

Meet the colour of 2017

Trend alert! Dulux reveal the colour of 2017 and here are our tips to bring it home.

Dulux have revealed THE colour of 2017, meet Denim Drift, ”a complementary colour palette of tonal blues”.   These beautiful blue hues are very versatile and will no doubt create a calming ambience in the home. Here are 5 ways to bring this ...

August 22, 2016

Cheat’s guide to shutters – all the styles explained

Choice is great… but when it comes to making the right decision for your latest home project, it can also be overwhelming. We’ve put together this cheat’s guide to shutters, explaining the different styles available and where they work best, so you can make the right decision and find the perfect shutters for your next project w...

July 26, 2016

Behind the scenes - how we transformed this house with shutters

We’ve been hard at work transforming a handsome house in south London with no less than seven sets of shutters… and we’re keen to show you the results. Not only do the shutters we installed show the great variety of styles and finishes on offer, it’s also a great demonstration of just how quick and easy fitting any of our ...

June 29, 2016

Fresh, fun ideas for kids’ bedrooms

Think bright, light and adaptable when seeking inspiration and ideas for decorating kids’  bedrooms. Here are our styling tips for creating children’s spaces that grow with them

 Back to basics

As all mums and dads know, kids grow up fast! And as they grow, and inevitably acquire more stuff, they take up more space. Their l...

May 20, 2016

Planning tips for opening your kitchen to the garden

By far the most popular home improvement project of the last few years – and a must-have on many buyer’s wish lists – is a kitchen that opens onto the garden in a way that brings the outside in. In winter your cooking space will benefit from the extra light and sense of space, while in spring and summer you can fling open the doo...