Homes lose a lot of their air and heat through their windows. In fact, some state almost 25 percent of air and heat is lost because of inadequate window covering. While you want blinds that are beautiful, blinds and curtains that cover windows and are thick enough to prevent heat and air loss can be an investment that saves money.
Homeowners, fortunately, do not have to skimp on style nor aesthetic to save money because there are so many options in window treatments available. For one, indoor and outdoor blinds in Sydney come in a wide variety and can help to modernise your home. Whether you want simple, classic blinds or blinds that give your living space flair, you might find this year’s selections can fit out any living or bedroom space.
Let’s take a closer look at what some of the most popular blinds styles are this summer.
Three popular shade styles this summer are the pleated, Roman shades, and the cellular blinds. Pleated shades have sharper edges, like a pleat, and they are great because they are easy to clean as you can wipe them with a dry cloth. They also provide great thermal efficiency. Roman shades, alternatively, have material that folds up when blinds are not extended and flatten when drawn down. They usually can be cleaned with a vacuum attachment, and are like pleated blinds in protecting your home from escaping heat and air. Plus, they can come with a thermal lining, and they can add a touch of class to a room.
The cellular or honeycomb blinds are diamond-shaped cells made from cloth. They come in both vertical styles, sliding up and down, or horizontal styles, sliding from left to right. These are some of the most popular blinds right now because they offer a lot of insulation as the honeycombs trap the air. They are usually available in a wide variety of styles and come in single, double, and triple-layered honeycombs.
Wooden blinds come in a variety of styles including bamboo, birch, maple, and other stains and colours. These blinds are also easy to clean with a dry cloth, and depending on the choice of wood stain, can make a stark contrast when paired lighter furnishings and wall colour. For a more practical choice, consider faux wood, which is a blend of PVC and wood, blinds for your kitchen and bathrooms where heat and moisture can affect the material.
Roller blinds come in a variety of fabrics and style options, some even having solar screening. They also come in a few different textures including smooth, striped, texture, and printed. These blinds are one of the most versatile simply because you can add prints and play with colour when decorating, in addition to the fact they give your living room space insulation.
This year has also seen the emergence of new materials that can be used in various blind styles. Terracotta, cork, and jewel tones are some of the newer materials used to make blinds, and in the case of the cork blinds, homeowners can benefit from solar protection. Terracotta seems to be popular in the kitchen, bathrooms, and indoor porches, and jewel tones dress up a living room. Either way, homeowners can take advantage of a wide array of styles and fabrics to create texture in their living room space.
Summer Shades For Your Living Space
You no longer have to settle for drab blinds that do little to enhance the space. With the variety of materials and styles, you can create a cosy space to relax or a sophisticated one for entertaining. The added benefit is you can also save money on your heating and aircon bill.