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Exclusive Designer Ideas for Modern Stair Rods

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on March 4, 2020. Tags: ,

The following interior designer ideas illustrate how modern stair rods are currently used in fashionable decorative schemes. No longer simply a design feature for period houses, today they are regularly specified in contemporary show-homes. Whether you are looking for quirky, glamour, humour or fine design, stair carpet rods have a lot to offer. Pack a […]

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Thinking of replacing your old stair rods?

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on February 18, 2020.

Recently, I was staying at a rather nice bijou hotel with an eclectic décor scheme, complete with a worn stair runner and old stair rods. The “shabby chic” staircase had certainly gone beyond any claim to style and instead just looked forlorn and unwelcoming. Certainly not in-keeping with the image of the hotel. First impressions […]

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Discover the latest trends in stair rods

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on December 19, 2019. Tags: , ,

Carpet stair rods have been around for a century or more and yet they have never been more popular and fashionable than now. And so, for anyone thinking of installing them on their staircase, I’ve listed some of the latest trends in stair rods for 2020. Slender 9mm diameter rods In recent years, there has […]

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Spotlight on Chrome Door Bars for a Glamorous Vibe

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on November 7, 2019.

This is the time of year when the days get shorter, light levels drop and many of us turn our attention inwards to our homes. If you think yours is looking a bit dreary and in need of  some life then here we take a look at chrome door bars and how to use them […]

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Installing Stair Rods on Runner and Fitted Stair Carpets

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on October 10, 2019. Tags: , , ,

New stair rods are typically sold complete with a pair of brackets, which you use to attach the rod securely to the staircase. The bracket design is different depending on whether you are fitting a stair runner carpet or a fitted stair carpet. So, do make sure you choose the correct type when ordering. Runner […]

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Antique Brass Stair Clips Pull Off 1930s Look

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on July 3, 2019. Tags: , ,

On a recent visit to Eltham Palace in Greenwich, London I was interested to find antique brass stair clips in a dull dark-grey, almost pewter finish, gracing the gently curving staircases. I was standing in the ‘lineresque’ entrance hall, complete with circular 1930s geometric-styled rug. Decorative stair rod clips ‘Sweeping’ does come to mind when […]

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Quality stair carpet rods to transform a staircase

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on April 9, 2019. Tags: , ,

Do you ever open your front door, walk into your house and just feel it looks, well…dreary and boring? The secret style tip is to add immediate character with some quality stair carpet rods. Easily fitted to an existing stair runner or carpet, a pristine set of decorative carpet rods provides a welcoming touch of […]

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10 Value Flooring Ideas

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on December 23, 2016. Tags: ,

Changing your flooring can seem a bit daunting and sounds expensive. But here we explore 10 value flooring ideas which don’t cost the earth and are easily achievable and look fabulous. 1. Investing in a new carpet, wood floor or stair runner can be expensive A great alternative is to paint your floorboards instead. You […]

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How to Prevent Chips and Scuff Marks on Skirting

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on October 14, 2016. Tags: , , ,

It is absolutely maddening when chips and scuff marks on skirting miraculously just appear. Invariably, it is the corners which take such a bashing. It’s easily done. Little ones, shaky on their pins, shave the corners with their baby walkers, kids hurtle into them on their trikes, luggage and bags are big sinners and vacuum […]

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The 5 Most Popular Stair Runner Rods

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on August 5, 2016. Tags: , , ,

Stair runner rods come in all sorts of designs and sizes and in many finishes. We offer more than 100  different styles and it is interesting to see what is trending and which are the most popular carpet rods, currently. Whatever the design of your stair runner carpet, for many adding a flight of stair […]

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