2014 Home Fashion Trends: Global Fusion

We’re all guilty of it – trawling the impeccably decorated show houses for ideas on how to get your own home looking like it’s just stepped off the pages of House & Garden! We set off to find 2014’s style trends and boy were we rewarded! Full of a plethora of gorgeous themes and styles, we’ve picked our 5 favourite which we’ll cover in our Home Fashion Trends series:

Whether it’s the clean cut lines of a Japanese garden, the heady atmosphere of Morocco, a sunset over the savannah or the explosion of colours in India, Global Fusion ties them all together with style and is one of the hottest trends in interior fashion this year.

Focusing on creating an earthy ambience and culture, this look is for you if you like the glamour of travel and exotic destinations.

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Global Fusion takes the best of traditional cultures and artfully mixes them together, which means natural material is the name of the game.

Aged timbers grace the floors inside with Oak being a hot favourite. Timber floors are no longer restrained to living areas – we’re seeing bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens all adorned in wood!

Windows are dressed in either natural bamboo & timber verticals or sheer gauzy curtains over tucked away block-out blinds – this look is popular with a number of different looks and really serves to soften blinds without reverting to traditional curtains.

Décor for the Global Fusion look includes colourful cushions casually strewn over neutrally toned fabric or leather lounges with wood furniture tying it all together.

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Best blinds for large spaces, high ceilings and doors

Most of the new homes built in Australia these days have large windows or door combinations not to mention the high demand for extra high ceilings. They not only look amazing, they allow us to maximise the space and help the room appeal larger than it actually is. The only problem with having such large amounts of space and glass is which type of blind is the best choice for coverage, insulation and design.

A great solution for these types of windows and doors is our Panel Glide Blinds. They are a modern take on the old vertical blinds and really fill the space well. Panel Blinds or Panel Track Blinds as they are otherwise known suit modern windows and doors like bi-fold doors, stack-able sliding doors, sliding doors and large spans of glass.

They are made up of overlapping panels of fabric that slide easily along a simple head rail track system. There are numerous track layouts available including left stack, right stack and centre opening, so there is a solution for all situations and you can customise to suit.

Andersens offer a wide range of fabrics for our Panel Glide Blinds. To organise a free measure and quote contact us today or visit our showroom to view some more options.

What are Roman blinds?

Some of you may be wondering what Roman blinds are and how they differ from your traditional Vertical or Venetian blinds. Roman blinds are different from other styles in that they stack up evenly overlapping on each other when being opened, however when they are open they are visibly smooth, not bumpy or ribbed like typical vertical blinds.


Roman blinds are usually opened with a cord mechanism, allowing the user to adjust the height of the covered area. In this case, the opened portion of the blinds remains smooth, while the very top will be stacked evenly.

They are available in many different kinds of materials, from wood to fabric, as well as natural materials such as bamboo and in two styles; soft layered pleat or flat panel effect.

Roman blinds offer a clean-cut contemporary look that is ideal for today’s modern décor. They provide your windows with a clear view when fully open and total privacy when drawn at night.

At Andersens, we have a wide variety of choice when it comes to fabric, styles and designs. If you are in the market for some new window coverings, visit us at one of our local showrooms or better still call us today for a free measure and quote. We can bring our showroom to you and also offer expert colour advice.

Here are some inspiration images of how Roman blinds can be used in your home


Are vertical blinds still in fashion

Many people are looking for alternatives for vertical blinds these days as they may seem to think they are out of fashion but there are also just as many people who still like the look and functioning ability of the vertical blind.

Many vertical blinds have vinyl vanes, making these window coverings one of the easiest products on the market to clean and care for. Vertical window blinds are fairly inexpensive, practical, and provide superior light control. There are also fabric, faux wood, and mirrored vertical blind collections available.

This type of blind comes in various styles and colours and depending on the colour scheme in the interiors of your home, you are sure to get vertical blinds that will blend with the decor. So, for a graceful and amazing means of keeping your home cool and letting in natural light without sacrificing your privacy, the vertical blinds might just be what your home needs.

We here at Andersens can help with your decision by offering the services of our expert colour consultants and also by showcasing our large collection of blinds to you in the comfort of your own home.

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