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ROLLER BLINDS AND BEYOND

ROLLER BLINDS AND BEYOND

Windows are the eyes of your home, letting in natural light and showcasing the beauty of the outside world. But…
INTRODUCING PANTONE’S COLOUR OF THE YEAR FOR 2024

INTRODUCING PANTONE’S COLOUR OF THE YEAR FOR 2024

This year ‘s COLOUR OF THE YEAR is called Peach Fuzz (PANTONE 13-1023). Peach Fuzz is a light, delicate shade…
A GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE PERFECT MATERIAL FOR YOUR FURNITURE

A GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE PERFECT MATERIAL FOR YOUR FURNITURE

Upholstery fabrics add texture, personality, and functionality to furniture. The wide array of materials available can, however sometimes make choosing…
GUIDE TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF WINDOW BLINDS

GUIDE TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF WINDOW BLINDS

Window blinds are not just practical solutions for light control and privacy; they also play a significant role in enhancing…
READY-MADE CURTAINS: STYLE, CONVENIENCE, AND EASY ELEGANCE

READY-MADE CURTAINS: STYLE, CONVENIENCE, AND EASY ELEGANCE

Custom-made curtains offer a personalised touch, ready-made curtains have become increasingly popular for their convenience, affordability, and style.
REVAMP AND RENEW: THE ART OF FURNITURE REUPHOLSTERING

REVAMP AND RENEW: THE ART OF FURNITURE REUPHOLSTERING

In a world where consumerism often drives us to dispose of things once they show signs of wear and tear,…
SHUTTERS – A VERSATILE SOLUTION

SHUTTERS – A VERSATILE SOLUTION

Shutters are versatile and attractive solution for all windows, including large windows which often present a challenge. They provide light,…
WHY WALLPAPER WINS THE DAY

WHY WALLPAPER WINS THE DAY

Wallpaper adds character and style to a room and it can even change the whole atmosphere adding warmth in the…
WELCOME TO THE MAGENTAVERSE

WELCOME TO THE MAGENTAVERSE

Pantone has announced its Colour of the Year for 2023. Viva Magenta is a beautiful red shade,.
Are custom-made curtains worth it?

Are custom-made curtains worth it?

You might think that getting custom-made curtains can be expensive and time-consuming, but they really are a good investment. Well-made…
6 Best Rugs for Your Home

6 Best Rugs for Your Home

With tiles, laminate and wood floors having become so popular the market for rugs or carpets has increased. Not only…
The Real Cost of Reupholstery

The Real Cost of Reupholstery

The real cost of upholster Reupholstering furniture is a good option especially if the actual frame and hardware of the…
New Year New Trends

New Year New Trends

After nearly two years of spending more time in our homes than we care to remember and the prospect of…
Colour of the Year 2022

Colour of the Year 2022

The Pantone colour of the year for 2022 has been named as VERY PERI, a NEW blue shade, which has…
Christmas Decor 2021

Christmas Decor 2021

Here’s what’s trending for Christmas décor 2021. The big theme this year is pretty and nostalgic with a big emphasis…

When to reupholster your furniture

Have you ever wondered when to reupholster your furniture and why you should reupholster? The truth is that it is…
Protecting furniture from the sun

Protecting furniture from the sun

Natural light is a wonderful feature to have in any home – it brightens a room making colours and design…
Sheerweave blinds are sheer perfection

Sheerweave blinds are sheer perfection

SheerWeave roller blinds have become increasingly popular over the past few years – and it is easy to see why.…
Why hire an interior decorator

Why hire an interior decorator

If you are decorating a new home or redecorating your existing home, you may wonder why hire an interior decorator…
Great Curtain trends

Great Curtain trends

When it comes to updating your home decor, refreshing your window treatments with some great curtain trends is a step…
Choosing fabric for your dining room chairs

Choosing fabric for your dining room chairs

Finding fabric for your dining room chairs can be tricky. Dining room chairs are so much more than just somewhere…
Best upholstery material for a headboard

Best upholstery material for a headboard

Choosing the best upholstery material for a headboard is important. An upholstered headboard not only adds an element of style,…
10 Tips when buying a rug

10 Tips when buying a rug

Rugs are an important and often underrated element of interior design. We share some tips to choose your rug. For…
Rugs vs Carpets

Rugs vs Carpets

Rugs vs Carpet Whether you choose rugs or fitted carpets for your room or home is very much a personal…
Why Wallpaper

Why Wallpaper

Are you considering revamping a room or maybe your whole house? There are many good reason to choose wallpaper. This…
2021 Trends

2021 Trends

Most of us were glad to put 2020 behind us and even though 2021 looks like much of the same,…
Wooden Blinds

Wooden Blinds

Have you ever wondered why you should choose wooden blinds? Blinds have the ability to completely alter the ambience of…
Outdoor Comfort

Outdoor Comfort

Outdoor living is an important part of South African lifestyle – and therefore comfortable garden furniture is a must but…
Bring on the calm

Bring on the calm

As we approach the end of 2020, bring on the calm in 2021 with decor trends that will help you…
Small Spaces - No Problem

Small Spaces - No Problem

As property becomes more expensive and secure living lifestyles continue to gain more popularity, high density living in complexes seems…
Window Trends

Window Trends

Spring always inspires us to start anew – give our homes a fresh look. One of the easiest ways of…

Fibreguard - Always a proven favourite

Over the years we have learnt a thing or two – and one of them is that spending a little…
Dress your windows to keep out the cold

Dress your windows to keep out the cold

Did you know that not only do you need to dress properly to keep out the cold but that your…
Curtains/Shutters/Blinds - Which to choose?

Curtains/Shutters/Blinds - Which to choose?

Blinds and shutters have become a popular design trend over the past few years. In fact, they have in many…

Why use an interior design and decor specialist

If you have never enlisted the assistance of a professional interior designer or decorator, it can be intimidating. There are…

Working with wallpaper

Over the past number of years, innovative paint techniques, and other wall finishes have been more popular than wallpaper. It…

Introducing the Colour of the year

According to the Pantone Company “PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a poised and self-assured blue hue, elegant in its simplicity. 
Interior Decorators vs Interior Designers

Interior Decorators vs Interior Designers

Interior Decorators vs interior designers When looking for someone to help transform your home or office do you need an…

Make your home Merry

Christmas 2019 is around the corner. Whilst you cannot change all the décor in your house to fit in with…
New Generation Shutters are a popular choice

New Generation Shutters are a popular choice

Window shutters have been popular in many parts of the world, particularly hot climates – think of all the beautiful…
Upholstery Tips from Nick

Upholstery Tips from Nick

With over 45 years’ experience in the decorating industry, the team from Mary Interior Decorators have seen it all –…
Put your best seat forward

Put your best seat forward

The ambience, comfort and visual appeal of a restaurant is important. Patrons are looking for an experience rather than just…
3 Things to consider when decorating your retirement home

3 Things to consider when decorating your retirement home

Moving is never an easy process. Especially so if you’ve lived in your own home most of your adult life.…
Choose the right fabric for the job

Choose the right fabric for the job

Aside from choosing a design and colour that suits your upholstery requirements, selecting an appropriate fabric for your furniture is…
5 Things to consider when picking seating for your restaurant

5 Things to consider when picking seating for your restaurant

Each restaurant has its own unique point of difference and aiming for different atmospheres and vibes. However, there is one…
Signs It Might Be Time to Reupholster Your Furniture

Signs It Might Be Time to Reupholster Your Furniture

Furniture receives a lot of attention and a fair amount of use in your home. Whether it is from the…
Ready made curtains make instant decor sense

Ready made curtains make instant decor sense

The DIY home décor trend continues to gain popularity with the result that there is a growing need for good…
Over 40 years of Experience

Over 40 years of Experience

Mary Interior Decorators is possibly one of Johannesburg’s oldest interior decorating businesses. It has been in operation since 1974, when…
Incorporating floral design into your decor

Incorporating floral design into your decor

Florals offer a lot of fun and innovative ways to freshen up and recreate a space. Like flowers themselves, each…
Incorporating the colour of the year into your decor

Incorporating the colour of the year into your decor

The Pantone colour of the year, living coral, is an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that…
4 Ways you can use your curtains

4 Ways you can use your curtains

A curtain is more than just a piece of material that is suspended at the top of a rail. They…
Ensure that patients love your waiting room

Ensure that patients love your waiting room

Ensure patients love your waiting room Often the waiting room is the very first thing that a patient will see…
Hotel decor ideas for your home

Hotel decor ideas for your home

Most hotels are known for looking amazing. Therefore they are great sources of interior decor inspiration if you need or…
Leather, Pleather and Vinyl

Leather, Pleather and Vinyl

Leather is a natural, durable and warm material that is desired and loved. When you are looking to invest in…
Mom and Me Mother's Day Giveaway

Mom and Me Mother's Day Giveaway

They hug, they help, and they love unconditionally. That’s why on Mother’s Day, we need to treat them like the…
How well do you know your cushions

How well do you know your cushions

How well do you know your cushions? Cushions are lovely pieces of stuffed fabric that we casually throw on our…
Spice up your decor with red

Spice up your decor with red

Mary Interior Decorators provide custom-made soft furnishings that suit your unique and individual style. They can also refurbish your lounge…