Roman Blinds For Your Home

Roman Blinds For Your Home

If you are here for the first time you may not know that we moved to a new home a month ago. We love it and I am all about interiors at the moment! We’re looking at roman blinds especially. When buying blinds for your home there is a lot to take into consideration. From various colours to different materials, there are many options at your disposal. One option you should definitely think about is suede Roman blinds. According to my research, not only are suede Roman blinds extremely beautiful but also you have a great selection to choose from and you can reap the rewards of other advantages as well. Keep on reading to discover why suede Roman builds are the perfect addition to any home…

Getting Started With Roman Blinds

We have two roman blinds in the house already but are looking into suede Roman blinds. With this type you have the classic look of the Roman style combined with the exquisite suede material, doubling the appearance value. The Roman style is an extremely popular one, since it offers a look that is sophisticated and elegant. It is a very versatile style and will thus complement the furniture and accessories of virtually any room. You can also get commercial blinds in a Roman-style if you are looking to enhance your business. You then, of course, have the beautiful suede material, offering further visual beauty. Suede is a lovely material that has a luxurious and contemporary feel.

Colour Options With Roman Blinds

The full spectrum of colours will be available to you when purchasing suede Roman blinds. From red and aubergine, to mauve and coffee, the options are endless, and suede is a material that does all colours justice, bringing them to life. You also have various design options in regards to the Roman style. You could go for a looped or teardrop style or there are flat Roman blinds for those seeking something a bit more modern. Irrespective of what option you go for, one thing you can be sure of is that you will be investing in a type of blind that has achieved that elusive timeless status in terms of style. 

Nonetheless, whilst visual advantages are important, you want to benefit from a lot more when purchasing blinds for your home. Luckily, suede Roman blinds provide this. A lot of people opt for this style of blind since it offers them a significant degree of privacy. Firstly, suede is quite a thick, and thus it is not a material that is going to allow a significant degree of light to seep through, which sheer materials would for instance.  The Roman style enhances the privacy factor thanks to the use of full fabric panels. This design ensures that people passing by outside cannot see into your house. Not only do you benefit from a large amount of privacy, but significant light blockage as well, which is why suede Roman blinds are often popular for use in bedrooms. It’s our youngest son’s bedroom we are looking at next for blinds so this could work nicely.

Roman Blind Maintainance

A lot of people assume that suede Roman blinds are going to be difficult to clean. However, from what I can gather, that’s not the case. All you need to do is remove the blind and use a cleaner that is suitable for suede. Most types of suede are sensitive to water and water-based cleaners, yet there are some kinds of faux suede that have been manufactured so you can clean them using water. With the vast scope of cleaning products available in supermarkets nowadays, you will certainly be able to find a suitable suede-cleaning product at a cheap rate. Moreover, it is also worth taking into account the fact that suede is a material that does not stain easily. This is because the fabric is so tightly woven and therefore any substances will merely sit on the surface rather than soaking into the material.

The fact that suede repels stains easily is one example of how this is a material that is long lasting. Whilst suede may be soft and lightweight, it is actually one of the most durable materials on the market. When you buy suede Roman blinds, you know you are investing in a product that is going to last for many, many years. Value for money is assured. You can create a warm, cosy, stylish and classy feel in any room, with bedrooms and living rooms specifically being the best choice for this style of blind. When you consider all of the points that have been mentioned, it is really not hard to see why roman blinds are a must-have addition for any home!

Now I just need to see how they might work in a bay window….

Hiring The Right First Employee

Hiring The Right First Employee

When working as a freelancer, you’re used to relying on your own steam. After a while, you can really pinpoint how you work best, and this could mean that you are making significant progress in your business ventures. But as everything gains traction, and you’re not able to keep track of every aspect, thoughts turn to hiring the right first employee for you and others. I’ve outsourced to others but now I’m considering taking on someone, either employed or freelance to work alongside me/help with the workload. Hiring people isn’t just about getting someone that’s good for the job, but it’s about finding someone that you can work with, on a professional and personal level. What do you (and me) need to be aware of to find the best employee?

Define The Role

Being self-absorbed in your own freelance world you can find it difficult to delegate roles onto others. I’m terrible at delegation but it’s something I’m going to have to practice. We need to be sure that the role is clearly defined, and be sure to research what similar job titles are out there, not just so you can flesh out the role, but you can pay the person appropriately.  I plan to be competitive and to give anyone working with me what they deserve.

Find An Appropriate Hiring Process

Maybe you don’t have time to wade through piles of CVs., I certainly don’t. These days, organisations encourage a more colourful application. Covering letters are all well and good, but if you can find someone that’s stepped away from the norm in how they apply for the role, either by doing a video CV, or even creating an explainer video for the services they provide, you will have much more of an insight into their workings and their personality. The hiring the right first person isn’t just about getting to know prospective candidates; it’s about getting the right person as quickly as possible. Personal recommendations mean a lot to me and this would be a good starting point for me in the hiring process.

Keeping Them Happy

You have found the right person, now what? Paying another person is important, but what’s even more important is ensuring they are paid on time! It doesn’t have to be difficult; you can very easily find methods of choosing the best payroll software for your business so that it’s all automated. That old-fashioned approach of a payslip doesn’t appeal anymore. And if you can implement these simpler aspects it will make hiring someone all the more streamlined. For every job I had before self-employment, it wasn’t just money that rang my bell, it was appreciation and the opportunity to grow. This is something I will be keeping in mind when it comes to hiring the right first employee.

Hiring the Right First Employee

At this stage, hiring someone or taking on someone on a freelance basis are both just at the ideas stage. I know though that clearly there is a lot to think about. This is one of those things that you need to do right, both for your business, for you, for that first employee and of course for legal reasons. While I mull over my position and the pros and cons please leave a comment if you have any extra advice to leave about employing your first employee.


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