There's no time like Summer time to start thinking about new window furnishings
There’s no time like the summer time, to start thinking about your new window furnishings!
Summer typically brings hot weather, longer days, and more sunlight. To ensure your window furnishings not only look good but are also functional, read on to learn about some key considerations when it comes to selecting what type of product would work best for your home.
Natural Light and sunshine
Summer days can provide an excellent opportunity to assess how natural light enters your home and affects your living spaces. Observing the intensity and direction of sunlight during the summer can help you make the best decisions when it comes to deciding between Roller Blinds, Plantation Shutters or Curtains.
All of these products offer excellent light control in their own way. Observing their effect during the bring summer months can help you make an informed decision on the level of light and privacy you desire.
Temperature Control & Energy Savings
Summer is often associated with higher temperatures. Roller blinds with sunscreen or blackout fabrics can help regulate the indoor temperature by blocking out excessive heat and sunlight. In addition, sunscreen blinds are brilliant for retaining you view to outside world, whilst reducing the sun’s glare off the TV or your computer screen.
While block out curtains are often associated with providing warmth in cooler months, they can also have a role in regulating the indoor temperatures during the summer. Choosing curtains with insulating properties can help keep your home cooler and potentially reduce the need for air-conditioning and other cooling systems.
Similar to other window coverings, plantation shutters contribute to energy efficiency by providing insulation.
You could (and should) consider motorizing your blinds or curtains and integrating them into your smart home. This way you can set up timers to open or close your window coverings at certain times of the day to regulate and maintain your homes internal temperature. The additional cost of a motorized blind or curtain can lead to energy savings and lower energy bills, making motorized roller blinds and curtains a cost-effective investment.
All of these products will contribute to a more comfortable and cooler living environment.
Ventilation and airflow
In warmer weather, the desire for good ventilation becomes more apparent.
Plantation shutters are designed to provide effective ventilation when open. During the summer, when fresh air is particularly welcome, the ability to control airflow with adjustable louvers is an appealing feature.
Curtains, especially lightweight and breathable fabrics – like sheer curtains – can contribute to a well ventilated and comfortable living space during the summer months.
Be sure to choose the silent bottom rail, if selecting roller blinds. The special back of this bottom rail will bounce gently (and more importantly) silently off your window sills or architraves, enabling you to leave your bedroom or lounge room windows open to enjoy an evening breeze, without that annoying banging sound.
All of our Roller blind fabrics are specifically selected from reputable suppliers to ensure the safety of your family. Each of our ranges carries a Green guard certification. None of our fabrics contain VOC's.
Be very wary of cheaper lower quality fabrics, as they can ‘gas off’ when sitting in direct sunlight, (I know right!?) causing skin irritations or breathing difficulties.
For individuals with allergies, summer is a time when pollen levels can be high. Plantation shutters are relatively easy to clean, and their design minimizes the collection of dust and allergens, making them a potentially beneficial choice for those with respiratory sensitivities.
Motorised Blinds & Curtains
You could (and should) consider motorising your blinds or curtains and integrating them into your smart home. This way you can set up timers to open or close your window coverings at certain times of the day to regulate and maintain your homes internal temperature. The additional cost of a motorised blind or curtain can lead to energy savings and lower energy bills, making motorised roller blinds and curtains a cost-effective investment.
The summer sun can be harsh, and prolonged exposure to UV rays can damage furniture, flooring, and other interior elements. Roller blinds or curtains equipped with UV-protective materials can help prevent fading and deterioration of your belongings. All of our block out curtain fabrics have UPF 50+ sun protection.
With longer daylight hours during the summer, having proper window coverings becomes crucial for maintaining privacy in your home. Roller blinds, Curtains and Plantation Shutters allow you to control the amount of light entering your space while ensuring your privacy and enhancing your security.
Home Décor Projects
Holiday time is DIY time! Many homeowners embark on home improvement and redecoration projects during the summer when the weather is favorable and they may have some time off work.
Summer may inspire a desire for lighter, brighter and more vibrant interior décor. Choosing curtains or roller blind fabrics that complement the seasonal aesthetic can enhance the overall look and feel of your home during the warmer months. Whereas Plantation Shutters will add a coastal or Hamptons feel with their bright white appearance. All of these products will instantly transform the look and feel of your living spaces, providing a fresh and updated appearance to your home.
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