Abode’s looking inward with Ikigai

Hello and welcome to our latest Abode article. Today as part of our inspiration blog we would like to focus on a Japanese lifestyle practice known as Ikigai. It can be best translated into English as ‘a reason to jump out of bed in the morning’ or ‘finding your inner purpose’. At Abode and First 4 Blinds, we aim to create comfortable and beautiful homes that can evoke...

18 May 2018


We've been Nominated!

Good afternoon, we hope you enjoyed the bank holiday sunshine. Today as a slight break from our usual Abode articles, we are covering some brilliant news at First 4 Blinds...

We are delighted to share that we have been nominated for a prestigious 'Muddy Stilettos' Award 2018 for 'Best Interiors Store'!

As the 'Muddy Awards' are the biggest lifestyle...

9 May 2018


Abode’s New Baby Nursery Ideas

Hello and welcome to Abode. This week, to celebrate the arrival of the latest royal baby Prince Louis, we have decided to feature our favourite nursery decorating ideas, as well as some tips to make your little one’s new room just as special as they are.

We’ve used Pinterest to find three of our favourite styles of nursery, so if you’re expecting a new arrival of your own, or perhaps...

27 April 2018


Abode's April Colour Showcase

Good morning and welcome to Abode. Today for our April Colour Showcase we would like to focus on natural, earthy tones and how they complement each other and other brighter colours. From pale oat linens to deep chocolatey brown, our feature this week aims to combine rich colours and comfort to create places that everyone can enjoy spending time in. We’ve included a few examples from Pinterest...

25 April 2018


Abode Embraces Natural Beauty

Good morning and welcome to Abode. As this Sunday the 22nd of April marks Earth Day this year, at First 4 Blinds we thought we would use our knowledge as interior advisors to share some inventive and easy ways to make your home more sustainable. Earth Day is the perfect time to reflect and embrace the power we all have as consumers in terms of affecting the planet. If everyone makes a few...

16 April 2018