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Category: Inspiration

Finding your perfect shutters

California Shutters 04/02/2022 12:00:00 Inspiration

When embarking on your quest to find the perfect shutters, it's important to consider a number of factors such as the style, colour and finishes available. To help you decide we have created a guide below to help you choose the best shutters for your home.

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Make A Statement With Black Shutters

California Shutters 06/01/2022 12:00:00 Coloured, Inspiration, shutters

While California Shutters’ range of painted plantation shutters might have you thinking of bold, bright primary colours for a child’s room, for example, there’s more than just white on offer when it comes to the rest of the house. And if you’re looking to keep things monochrome, you might be surprised to know that white isn’t the only colour on offer.

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Modern Window Treatment Ideas for your Home

California Shutters 02/12/2021 16:01:34 buying, inspiration, shutters

When it comes to interior decoration and design, windows are one of the most important features in a space. Making the home liveable, windows are the go-to solution when it comes to using the natural world to control daylight and temperature.

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5 ideas to make the most of your kitchen windowsill

Sean Baldwin 12/09/2019 13:01:06 Inspiration

The humble kitchen windowsill often remains overlooked – in more ways than one! So, let’s change our perceptions of its potential, shall we? If your kitchen windowsill area is looking a little bare these days, then let us offer some ideas that’ll add some much-needed charm.

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How we transformed this Georgian mansion with shutters

Fiona Duffy 31/05/2019 09:04:29 Inspiration, Stories

One of our biggest projects yet, California Shutters recently fitted shutters to the windows and doors of a stunning London property for our annual shoot.

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Interior design tips for a timeless kitchen

California Shutters 22/05/2019 09:59:55 Inspiration

With kitchens fast becoming the focal point in an increasing majority of homes, they need to be as visually appealing as they are practical. By choosing timeless kitchen elements, you'll save on money and avoid the hassle of having to remodel down the line. Here are our favourite design tips for a timeless kitchen. 

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10 home décor ways to make a new home homely

California Shutters 10/05/2019 09:35:57 DIY and How-to Guides, Inspiration

Moving into a new home can be stressful enough without having to worry about decorating once you’ve finally made it in. Save yourself some much-needed time and energy by getting inspired with these 10 helpful new house decoration ideas.

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Choosing the perfect farmhouse table for your kitchen + special offer

Farmhouse Table Co. 01/05/2019 11:49:37 Inspiration

The table is an important investment when styling your kitchen or dining room. After all, you’ll be sitting around this table for many years to come. With the help of our friends at the Farmhouse Table Co, here's what you need to think about when selecting your table. 

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Feature Wall ideas for kid's bedrooms

Sean Baldwin 26/04/2019 13:05:53 Inspiration

If you’re planning on redecorating your children’s bedroom, a feature wall will totally transform the feel of their room. Here are our favourite ideas to get you started, including some out of this world ideas that’ll provide a real sense of fun. Create some space and reach for the stars!

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10 Home Renovation Instagram Accounts to Follow for Home Inspiration

Fiona Duffy 22/01/2019 12:45:12 Inspiration

If you’re embarking on a home renovation project in need of home decor ideas, then look no further than these 10 must-follow Instagram accounts – they're documenting every inch of their renovation progress and taking the Instagram interiors world by storm.

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Get the look: Wooden Shutters

Fiona Duffy 24/10/2018 11:03:48 Buying Shutters, Inspiration

Looking to create year-round cosiness in your home? Then wooden shutters are for you. Luxurious, warming and filled with character, here’s how to create your ideal look with our Grained Hardwood wooden shutter range.

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5 ways to warm up your rooms with cosy hygge style

Lucy Searle 26/09/2018 10:12:21 Inspiration, Seasonal

Want your home to feel warm and inviting this autumn and winter? Our guest blogger Lucy Searle, Editor-in-Chief of tells you five sure-fire ways with the latest home trends

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10 nursery room decor ideas you’ll love

Fiona Duffy 21/09/2018 13:54:34 Inspiration

Counting down the months or weeks to a new arrival? Create a fabulous scheme with these nursery room decor ideas.

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Kids’ bedroom ideas from tots to teens

Fiona Duffy 10/08/2018 16:11:58 Inspiration

Put together a scheme both you and your children will love with these bedroom design ideas

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Choosing a colour palette for your coloured shutters

Fiona Duffy 04/06/2018 08:00:00 Inspiration

Thinking about colourful shutters in your bedroom? Take a look at our colour palette ideas to help you achieve the perfect look

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Bring spring colours into your home

California Shutters 09/02/2018 11:46:14 Inspiration

Refresh every room for the new season with a pretty palette of shades. These spring decorating ideas will bring the tints of flowers, foliage and skies inside

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Dining room inspiration for 2018

California Shutters 05/01/2018 09:36:23 Inspiration

A dining room must be multi-functional – it’s where you’ll snack, socialise and even sort out your paperwork. How to decorate your dining room so that it can be easily transformed, whatever the occasion? Find out here

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Create an art deco look in your living room

California Shutters 06/10/2017 09:51:01 DIY and How-to Guides, Inspiration

Love the strong geometry, rich colours and intricate detail of art deco style? While some trends come and go, art deco is one we never seem to tire of. Discover how to get the look in your living room

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Design ideas for your conservatory

California Shutters 06/09/2017 10:19:14 Inspiration, Seasonal

Extend the time you can spend in the conservatory this year with interior inspiration for keeping it inviting and cosy long after the summer’s gone

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Best dressed bay windows

California Shutters 13/07/2017 11:06:30 Inspiration

Think your bay window means you can’t have window shutters? Think again – we can custom create shutters for just about any window shape and style. Be inspired by our favourite ways to use them on bays – and find out why shutters are best for window dressing them

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Two tone rooms

California Shutters 06/06/2017 16:46:25 Inspiration

If you’re looking for interior inspiration, you’ll love the latest home trend: two tone interiors. Follow our style tips to get your room schemes just right

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Top interior trends for 2017

California Shutters 06/01/2017 11:45:53 Inspiration

Want to know what’s going to be hot for interiors this year? Get the lowdown on the looks you’ll love to bring into your home – and how to make them work beautifully

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Interior trend: Pink

CALIFORNIA SHUTTERS 18/05/2016 11:14:55 Inspiration

Ever since the Pantone colour of the year was named as Rose Quartz, a sultry pastel pink, interiors have been crazy for the dusty pastel shade. Here’s how to get the look right at home with a room-by-room guide.


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Transform your garden

CALIFORNIA SHUTTERS 21/04/2016 10:38:01 Inspiration

Are your front and back gardens doing your home justice? If they’re nothing but a home for wheelie bins and a patch of paving or grass, it’s time to take them in hand. These easy makeovers will turn them from best ignored to best in class .

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Colour blocking

Sarah Warwick 23/09/2015 09:22:13 Inspiration

Hot on the catwalks last year, colour blocking has hit homes big time this year. Here’s how to use it (the right way) in your rooms to get maximum impact

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Which 10 home improvements will increase your home’s value?

Sarah Warwick 11/03/2015 09:49:06 DIY and How-to Guides, Inspiration

Want to make your home a better place for you to live in – and have an eye to the day you come to sell? Make the improvements that’ll count in the future and ensure your pad’s plusher than ever.

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10 ways to refresh your home for the new year

Lucy Searle 07/01/2015 10:06:57 DIY and How-to Guides, Inspiration

A new year means a new start – or at least a few resolutions. Instead of depriving yourself of chips, chocolate or wine, why not focus on your home? A small change can be all that’s needed to create a fresh new look in every room. The added bonus is that while you’re thinking about your interiors, you won’t be focusing on what you’re missing out on –which in our experience makes it all the more tempting. Result all round.

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