As the days grow warmer and the nights grow longer, it could be time to switch out your old curtains and blinds.
There’s a few reasons for this. Firstly, some curtains may trap heat within your home a lot more effectively than they are able to keep it cool. This wouldn’t be too much of a problem, except for the fact that so many of us find ourselves having to draw our blinds and curtains in order to keep the sunlight from streaming in, obstructing our view of screens or heating the room even more.
Thankfully, there are certain styles of blinds and curtains which are able to go some way to keeping your home a little cooler, as well as being the most effective for controlling just how much light you are allowing into your home.
Here are a few of the best curtains and blinds available for summer 2021.
When it comes to choosing the curtains to place around your home during the summer, blackout curtains are the way to go.
The reason for this is that the moments where we are most likely to draw the curtains are the moments where we are looking to keep as much light outside of the room as possible, whether that’s to cool the room down or simply to make for an easier night’s sleep.
Blackout curtains allow for the light to be kept out near enough entirely, making for a much more comfortable experience during the warm summer months. They are also ideal for those who sleep with their windows open slightly during the night, as the draft blowing against the curtains is likely to make much less noise than that of a blind going back and forth against the window in the breeze.
We offer a wide range of curtains in a variety of fabrics, colours and styles here at Newton-Le-Willows, so we’re sure to find the perfect pair for your home this summer.
If, on the other hand, you’re looking to a little shade but don’t want to block out the light entirely, vertical blinds are the way to go.
Vertical blinds can be adjusted quickly and easily to customise the amount of light that they allow into your home, whether you’re looking to draw them right back and allow the summer sunshine to stream in, block out the light just a little by turning the panels 180° or drawing them closed for full privacy.
These blinds work just as well in the winter, too, when it comes to keeping your home separated from the outside world. Vertical blinds are the most popular style in 2021 for a reason – they offer quality, consistency, adaptability and longevity.
Vertical blinds are available in a wide selection of lengths, too, making them the ideal choice for those looking to install blinds within their conservatories – a must in the summer.
Venetian blinds work similarly to vertical blinds, though they are a little different.
Whilst they can be adjusted the same way in order to adapt them to the amount of light that you’d like to have within your home at any given time, they are often made of wood, which certainly has its own set of unique qualities.
Firstly, as a solid material, wood is more effective at blocking out the sunlight than the fabric panels most commonly used within vertical blinds. This means that they are able to provide a little more shade and, therefore, keep your home cooler in the process.
They are also a particularly stylish choice! Venetian blinds may be more commonly spotted in the kitchen or bathrooms, as having fabric blinds in an environment where there is more moisture in the air may not be the best idea. However, they can be placed anywhere within your home and will look just as great as an addition to a bedroom or living area.
It’s not just within the interior of your home where you could benefit from a little extra shade!
Here at Newton-Le-Willows Blinds & Curtains, we offer a range of awnings and canopies for your garden. Whilst these are most common in a commercial setting – for example, outside a restaurant, bar or cafe – they can certainly be beneficial as an addition to your own home.
A good quality awning or canopy will allow you a little much-needed shade whilst you are relaxing in the garden over the summer months. They can even be motorised so that you can draw them back once you want to access that all-important sunshine for a while longer!
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If you’re looking for new blinds, curtains or awnings for a domestic or commercial property within the North West, Newton-Le-Willows Blinds & Curtains are happy to offer a wide range of all these products – we may just have the perfect set for you.
If you’d like more information about any of the products discussed here, or about the rest of our range, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today with your question.