Be Eco-Friendly

All You Need To Know About Genetically Modified Food

Tue 10 Jan 2017 Chris Brown

Ever since 1982, when Genetically Modified Crops were introduced, there has been heated debate as to whether they are beneficial to both humans and the environment. For many people, deciphering whether food has been modified before it reaches the shelf or not can be a hard task, as most don’t know what to look for. […]

How To Live Green, All Day Every Day

Fri 2 Dec 2016 Amy Kilvington

For some, leading an environmentally friendly life comes naturally. If our family, living arrangements and jobs allow, we can easily adapt to a lifestyle that produces less waste, uses less energy, and helps to keep the planet as green as possible. Unfortunately, many of us struggle to live in an eco-friendly manner, simply because our situations […]

14 Tips For An Eco-Friendly Christmas

Tue 15 Nov 2016 Amy Kilvington

Christmas is just around the corner and we’re all starting to get very excited here at Wooden Blinds Direct! While there are a few resident Scrooges that refuse to say the ‘C’ word until the first of the month, the rest of us are well into the swing of Christmas-time, filling up our calendars with Christmassy […]

Ways To Use Wood In Winter Interior Design

Tue 25 Oct 2016 Amy Kilvington

When winter rolls around, our warmth becomes top priority. We spend much more time indoors when it’s cold outside, so a cosy and comfortable house is a must. It’s easy to enough to make a home feel warm – we just have to do the practical things, like checking for drafts, closing doors, and adjusting the thermostat. […]

How To Be Energy Efficient This Autumn & Winter

Thu 13 Oct 2016 Amy Kilvington

As the sunshine fades, temperatures fall, and our surroundings turn crisp shades of red, brown and orange, it’s time to get ready for the colder months. There’s something extra special about this time of year. Though the summer sun is long gone and we’ve all returned to work, school and university, there’s a quiet buzz […]

Exploration Edit: South American Interior Design

Wed 28 Sep 2016 Amy Kilvington

This summer’s sporting events have boosted Brazil to the forefront, and that includes highlighting the wonders of South American-inspired design. But this season, there’s more to Latin American interiors than the geometric patterns and excessive decorations that are always considered synonymous. In fact, this quirky, characterful style boasts a range of other qualities, including tradition, texture, […]

Our Guide To Eco-Friendly Home Decoration

Wed 7 Sep 2016 Amy Kilvington

Mother Nature supplies an abundance of wonderful resources for construction and design. From wood and stone, to cotton and clay, to gold and silver, our environment provides us with a solution for almost every need, whether that be robust materials for flooring, soft fabric for furnishings, or stylish accessories for decorating. When obtained and processed […]

Exploration Edit: Scandinavian Interior Design

Thu 1 Sep 2016 Amy Kilvington

Environmental friendliness is a way of life in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. It’s no wonder that Scandinavia’s main players help make up the list of the world’s top 5 most sustainable countries (along with Australia and Switzerland). Strong social welfare systems allow their governments to stay abreast of environmental issues, focusing on renewable resources, lowering […]

17 Shocking Facts About Recycling In The UK

Tue 9 Aug 2016 Amy Kilvington

Recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill, lessens pollution, creates jobs, saves energy, and conserves natural resources like timber and water… So why don’t more of us do it? Last year, household waste recycling rates dropped to 44.3%, meaning well over half of the rubbish we generate was thrown in the bin. This […]

The World’s Most Endangered Rainforests

Thu 4 Aug 2016 Amy Kilvington

At Wooden Blinds Direct we only use the highest quality basswood for our blinds, and we ensure that all of it is sourced from an FSC certified supplier. The FSC is a global forest certification system that identifies if wood, paper and other byproducts derive from responsibly managed, sustainable sources. The organization is dedicated to […]

Cleaning Green: Why We Should Avoid Chemical Cleaning Products

Tue 2 Aug 2016 Amy Kilvington

We buy cleaning supplies because we want our homes to be sanitary and safe. However, while these chemical based products leave bathrooms gleaming and work surfaces germ-free, they also cause a lot of damage. Eco-friendly, natural cleaners have been around for a long time (the chances are your great grandmother got rid of stains with […]

Small Gardens, Big Ideas

Thu 28 Jul 2016 Amy Kilvington

The word ‘garden’ often conjures images of sweeping lawns, vibrant borders, vegetable patches and even a water feature or two. The truth is, most of us will never have a space like this to call our own. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy an equally gorgeous garden –  it’ll just be on a smaller scale! When it […]

Exploration Edit: Japanese Interior Design

Tue 28 Jun 2016 Amy Kilvington

Japanese construction and interior design is imitated across the globe, and it’s not difficult to see why. Along with their love of minimalism, harmony and unique design features, the Japanese are known for their environmentally conscious techniques. As such, the spaces they create are fresh, peaceful and clutter free, enhanced by artisanal idiosyncrasies and a […]

Sustainable Design Can Be Stylish, Too

Mon 9 May 2016 Amy Kilvington

Just like catwalks brim with fresh new styles and major cities burgeon with innovative architecture, the world of interior design is also very much aware of what’s hot and what’s not. All design branches, from fashion to software, remain ahead of the curve when it comes to trends, demonstrating this through innovative, up-to-the-minute projects. Whether […]