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Interior design tips for a more sustainable home

Inspired by Oliver Heath

by Chloé Jones

Window Solutions and Styling Expert

Published: 15/11/2016

Updated: 18/10/2022

Oliver Heath is best known as a presenter and guest designer on home improvement TV shows including DIY SOS, where he has lent his professional expertise in sustainable architectural and interior design to a variety of interior projects.

Knowing just how passionate Oliver is about sustainable design, we challenged him to style the ultimate happy home using blinds and curtains from our range. 

Mood changers

We start in the kitchen where Oliver has chosen a Day and Night transition blind. These clever kitchen blinds combine two fabrics in one blind, giving you the flexibility to combine colours and performance attributes to create different moods, adapt to specific environments and reflect the changing light levels throughout the day.

Oliver has teamed a light and bright Malbec White Pleated blind with a rich Grenoble Chocolate Pleated blind, allowing him to seamlessly change the mood from light and airy to warm and romantic.

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Recycled chic

Oliver’s home is full to the brim with beautiful objects and textural surfaces created using recycled and repurposed materials.

So, it was no surprise that Oliver chose gorgeous Tatum Beige recycled cotton Roller blinds for the huge windows in his living room. Oliver loves the semi-sheer fabric which allows lots of natural light into his home while giving him much needed privacy too.

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Sustainable choices

I'm delighted that Hillarys are using recycled polyester in some of their blinds and that I can be more sustainable at home.
Oliver Heath, architectural and interior designer
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Cosy up

When it comes to happy homes, we all love to curl up in the cosiest of spaces. So when it came to choosing window dressings for his bedroom, Oliver needed something that would help keep the space snug. Thermal blinds offer a practical solution to help you reduce energy needed for heating in your home. They are made up of honeycomb-shaped cells that trap air and create a barrier between your warm room and the cold window to help keep your space at a comfortable temperature.

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Sustainable design tip

Plants create a more recuperative space - they have great physical benefits, helping to remove toxins and reduce stress.
Oliver Heath, architectural and interior designer

Lovely layers

Oliver teamed his Thermal blinds with luxurious blue curtains for a double insulating layer. The pairing not only looks great‚ but is extremely effective in reducing heat loss through your windows, helping you to create a more energy efficient home.

For rooms where you want additional light control as well as warmth, team thermal curtains with blackout blinds. They're a great way to minimise light levels in your bedroom to create a restful environment for sleep.

 

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