August 16, 2012 09:20 ET

Give Your Home Kerb Appeal With Attractive Window Dressings

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 16, 2012) - As early summer is often a key time for people looking to move, Sarah Quilliam, head of product design at leading blinds retailer Hillarys, share her top tips on how window dressings can help create the right impression if you're trying to sell your home.

"In a buyer's market doing everything you possibly can to give your house the edge over the competition could mean the difference between selling or not," says Sarah.

"Windows are often the first thing you notice when you look at a house and if the window dressings are untidy and haphazard it can give a messy first impression.

Roll up

"If you have more than one window at the front of your home, for example a bay window; roller blinds, positioned at the same level, will give a clean and uniform look to the outside of your home."

Prices for Hillarys market-leading collection of made-to-measure roller blinds start at £43 (61cm w x 76cm d) measured, made and fitted.

Shutter appeal

"Shutters also look great as they are designed to attract the external onlooker as much as the internal occupant. Curtains and blinds tend to be patterned on one side only whereas shutters have a lot of appeal for people outside the house."

Prices for Hillarys exclusive range of shutters start at £287 per sq metre for orders over 3 sq metres, measured, made and fitted.

Light fantastic

"People like light filled rooms, especially when it's natural daylight. Swap heavy curtains for a lighter option that you can pull back to let the light flood in."

To view Hillarys complete collection of window dressings visit http://www.hillarys.co.uk/.

Notes to editors

  • Hillarys is the leading made to made blinds, shutters and awnings specialist, with over 40 years experience making and fitting the best quality made to measure window treatments for homes all around the country

  • Whether your home is contemporary or traditional, Hillarys offer a unique way to enhance any room by effortlessly combining practicality with style

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