Summer is coming to an end, which means nights are inevitably going to become shorter. If you’re not ready to let go just yet, why not read on to find out how to maximise the light that remains, using your blinds and curtains.
If you just want to cuddle up in a blanket and stay warm whilst watching prime time TV or movies as winter nights start to move in, our tips include how to make lighter spaces darker.
It is important to pick the right window dressing to suit your needs, as even though the sun is good for the soul, too much sunshine can create an uncomfortably warm environment, unwanted glare on your TV and fade furniture. Our guide will cover how to control the small amount of sunlight that’s left, through blinds and curtains, whilst keeping homeowners private from nosy neighbours or people passing by.
Let Light In
For those of you who want to get as much light in before the rainy days and dark nights set in, then choosing sheer/light coloured blinds and curtains will allow plenty of sunshine to filter in, while keeping prying eyes out. Voile curtains, wide slat blinds and venetian blinds in a coppery shade are a good starting point.
The wide slat blinds allow more light into your room. This gives you a better view of the outside world. If your room is dark and dreary, then Venetian blinds enable you to capture every ounce of sunlight. The metal slats will enhance the light entering the window, while the copper shade will fill your room with a summery, golden glow.
Another style perfect for those who worship the sun, is sheer fabric blinds/curtains. They will take the edge off the full rays of the sun, while still allowing an abundance of light into the home. When closed, the high quality virtually transparent fabric, diffuses the light that fills the room during the day. For example, sheer Roman blinds are ideal when you want to protect furnishings, furniture and floors from being damaged by strong, harsh sunlight.
Block Light Out
If the sun is causing you problems, narrow slat blinds are ideal for blocking the light out. Lots of windows or south facing rooms will often become a sun trap, so if you invest in these blinds they will allow less light to pass, as well as giving you extra privacy.
There’s nothing worse than being woken up by the early morning sun, so if narrow slat blinds, or your current curtains, aren’t effective enough upgrade to a blackout fabric. There are always times in the day when you want to keep things as dark or private as possible, so blackout blinds and curtains are the ideal investment.
Pleated blinds, roller blinds and curtains are great choices if you want to block out light. Pleated blinds are a stylish investment, even better if you opt for a reflective backing that will help to keep a room cool in the summer and warm in the winter. As well as pleated blinds, why not choose roller blinds? Many of them feature innovative blackout coatings, which reduce unwanted rays, and are not only practical, but stylish too. Finally, if you decide on curtains, then you can team any of your curtains with blackout fabric for the darkest effect.
Red Rose Blinds’ offers solutions for everyone, whether you want blinds or curtains that let light in, or blinds and curtains that block it out completely. We have a plethora of diverse styles to choose from, in a variety of colours and fabrics. Why not take a look TODAY!
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