With lockdown causing us all to be at home a lot more than usual, a lot of us have turned to improving our homes. If you’re stuck inside and only peering at the outside world through the window, that window might as well be well-dressed! A well-styled window complements a well-styled room. Most people don’t think much beyond curtains, but here are four tips to style your windows so you’ll enjoy being at home, even during lockdown!
1. Use roll-up blinds
Roman and roll-up blinds are simple but stylish. They’re ideal in sunrooms or for large windows, as they can be tied at different heights depending on where the sun hits to create shade to stop the room from heating up too much. Lighter colours make the room feel spacious and will reflect heat. You can choose blinds in Cranbourne that match other textiles in the room, like your furniture and accessories.
2. Consider Timber Blinds
Timber is an excellent insulator, so timber blinds can be a good way to keep more heat in your home when you need it. Heavy curtains that keep in heat often look fussy and overpower small rooms, whereas a timber blind does the same job in a much cleaner way. They’ll keep your home warm when it’s cold, and cooler when it’s hot, all while looking chic and attractive. With wooden blinds, you also don’t get the translucency of PVC or fabric options, so they’re perfect for protecting your privacy. Timber is also long-lasting, and low-maintenance, so you can enjoy them for years to come.
3. Add a Splash of Colour to your Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds are popular for glass doors and full-height windows, but you often see them in plain shades of white and cream. There’s no reason you have to go traditional and choose these colours. Instead add a pop of colour to the room with a vertical blind in a colour you love. You could choose a bright, cheerful tone for the kitchen, or soft pastels for a child’s bedroom, for example. Vertical blinds are a great way to add personality and fun to a room in a way that doesn’t dominate the whole space.
3. Use Blinds in the Bedroon
Blinds are often an after-thought in the bedroom, but they can be the ideal solution. Using blinds gives you greater control over the amount of light that comes into the room. This means that you can shut out all light from outside if you want a lie-in, or allow in just a small amount by slightly raising the blind enough to wake you naturally with the daylight, without dazzling yourself! Blinds come in a huge range of colours and patterns, so you can match them to your decor, whatever your style. Blinds have much cleaner lines than curtains, so are perfect in more modern homes. Blackout blinds are the best choice for bedrooms and can help you get more and better quality sleep.
Whichever style you decide will best suit your current lockdown needs, be sure to get quality expert advice from our helpful Blind Experts today.