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Highlands-inspired Interiors

Samantha Gibson by Samantha Gibson

Get the Highlands look in your home with our range of specially selected curtains and blinds. We show you the best designs and fabrics for creating a warm and cosy highland-inspired retreat.

January is the month we celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns, and in homage to this great Celtic tradition, this month we look at the trend for Highland-inspired interiors. From cosy tartan sofas to warm woollen throws, and from statuesque stags to shaggy highland cattle, this season’s soft furnishings all find their inspiration north of the border.

Plaid and Simple
Must-have plaids, in muted shades of charcoal, rust and linen, are lovely to live with. The Highland landscape is full of striking contrasts and, to reflect this, we’ve married the formal lines of a Wollaton Charcoal plaid curtain with the soft floral tones of a Leyla Praline Roman blind.
Wollaton Charcoal plaid curtain and roman blind living room View curtains

Castle Chic
There’s nothing quite so romantic as a night spent in a Highland castle, with its aged stone walls, grand furnishings and solid wooden furniture. This look is all about extravagance; sumptuous fabrics,  bold designs and rich colours.  These gorgeous Burghley Honey curtains and Bird Parade Gold Roman blind give this bedroom a feeling of gorgeous Highland grandeur.

Roaring Fires
What could be finer than to sit in your favourite fireside chair with a wee dram before bedtime? This scheme, with its plaid chair, tartan wool throw, pheasant cushions and antler accessories epitomises the Highland interior. We’ve finished the look with a Chilli red ThermaShadeTM Pleated blind which incorporates clever technology to actively trap heat, keeping you snug when the Highland mist comes rolling in.
Red Pleated blind living room View curtains

Highland Heather
The Highlands are renowned for the abundance of heather, in hues of pink, violet and rose, covering the rocky outcrops with a soft, fluffy carpet and infusing the light with a misty pink glow. We’ve captured the romantic feel of a heather strewn landscape with these Opulence Amethyst Roman blinds and Baroque Mulberry Purple curtains from our House Beautiful range.
Purple curtains and roman blinds bedroom View curtains

Log cabins
Scotland is a popular destination for snow sports, and after a long day on the pistes, settle down for the evening in your cosy Highland cabin. This look is all about emphasising  the natural beauty of wood. Mix and match different textures, styles and tones, including wicker, mahogany  and pitch pine. A tawny wooden blind with contrasting tape creates a cohesive look throughout the scheme while the wood burning stove and inglenook fireplace emphasise the homespun, rustic feel.  
Wooden venetian blinds living room View Wooden blinds

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