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September 22, 2023
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How Sunscreen Blinds and Sheer Curtains can protect your home

As we come into the warmer months, Sunscreen Blinds and Sheer Curtains offer more than just aesthetic appeal.  In addition to room transforming powers, these window coverings also play an important role in protecting our floor and furnishings from harmful UV rays, whilst enhancing our inhome comfort in reducing glare, yet still allowing natural light to filter through.

Using sunscreen blinds and sheer curtains in your home can offer several benefits. Here are some of the advantages below:

UV Protection

Sunscreen blinds and sheer curtains are designed to block a significant amount of harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from entering your home. UV rays can cause damage to your furniture, flooring, and upholstery over time by fading and deteriorating materials. By using these window treatments, you can diffuse sunlight, reducing the intensity of light and helping to prevent the fading of colors on your furniture, rugs, and curtains. Ensuring the longevity of your favorite pieces.  

Glare Reduction

More prevalent today than ever before, as work from home becomes more of the norm, sunlight streaming through windows can create annoying glare on screens, mirrors, and other reflective surfaces, making it difficult to see and work comfortably. Sunscreen blinds and sheer curtains can help diffuse and reduce this glare, providing a more comfortable environment indoors.  Softening the light, you may even notice your natural glow is enhanced when conducting your video calls!

Home office with Sunscreen Roller blinds

Improved Comfort

Overall, sunscreen blinds and sheer curtains can contribute to a more comfortable living environment by controlling the amount of sunlight and heat that enters your home. This can create a more enjoyable atmosphere for daily living.

Temperature Control / Energy Efficiency

Sunscreen blinds can help regulate the temperature in your home by blocking out some of the sun's heat. The lighter the fabric colour, the better the blinds ability to reflect the heat.  By reducing heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter, sunscreen blinds can improve the energy efficiency of your home. This can be especially beneficial during hot summer months, as it can reduce the need for excessive air conditioning, thus saving energy and lowering your energy bills.  Yes please to that!


Sheer curtains offer a level of privacy during the day while still allowing natural light to filter through. Sunscreen blinds provide privacy while maintaining a view of the outdoors. This combination of privacy and natural light control is desirable for many homeowners. Just remember that the reverse is true as night falls and the light fades outside.

Sheer curtains Bali blends

Aesthetic Appeal

Sunscreen blinds and sheer curtains come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and textures. They can add a decorative element to your home's interior, enhancing its overall aesthetic and complementing your decor. Sunscreen roller blinds are streamlined and subtle, whereas sheer curtains can add a touch of luxury, and if hung from the ceiling, even elevate the height of your rooms!  View our wide range of roller and curtain fabric ranges and order your free samples to see exactly what they will look like in your home.  We also have a number of easy combinations for you to choose from, reducing your decision making complexity! 

Safe for Families

When you purchase a product from iseekblinds, you can rest assured that our fabrics are 100% safe for your families and the environment.  All of our fabrics are free from heavy-metals, phthalates, VOCs and formaldehyde. This means that our Roller Blinds will not 'gas' off when they come into contact with direct sunlight, nor emit harmful gases into your home that can cause skin irritations or asthma.  Be very particular when researching for your window coverings and make sure you ask if the fabrics used are GreenGuard accredited.  Your family will thank you!

Bedrrom sheers and little girl


Motorisation of your blinds and curtains is so simple and affordable these days!  When you automate your window furnishings you can contribute to reducing your energy bills.  Set timers to close or open your curtains or blinds depending upon the hours of sunlight.  Already have perfectly fine and usable chain driven blinds?  Did you know you can easily retrofit your existing blinds with a motor?  Find out more here

Furniture & Art Preservation

Direct sunlight can cause irreversible damage to your furniture, artwork, and other valuable possessions. Sunscreen blinds and sheer curtains help protect these items by reducing the amount of UV exposure they receive.

What next?

To maximize these benefits, it's essential to choose the right type and style of sunscreen blinds and sheer curtains for your specific needs and preferences. Additionally, proper installation and maintenance are crucial to ensure their long-term effectiveness in protecting your home from the sun.  At iseekblinds we show you just how easy it is to install, saving you $$$$ with our How to Videos

If you’re in need of some inspiration, visit our gallery or Instagram page for ideas and real-life photos from our customers.  Once you’ve decided which product you prefer, make use of our free fabric samples. They will allow you to see and feel the fabrics before selecting the one you like best.

So, if you've got rooms that could benefit from a refresh, let us help you! The DIY process is easy to follow, and it will make a world of difference to your home, we promise.

Need some help? You can either Contact our customer service team or book in a free design consultation with me.


Thanks for reading!

Mike Gubby. 


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