Hello Sun – Tips for a cool home this summer

 

With a hot few months ahead, here are our tips for a sun smart home this summer.
Protect your home from sun damage without sacrificing on style.

Suns Protection For Furnishings Indoors

Consider using a fabric throw to protect furniture from fading while giving your lounge a touch of bohemian summer style. Sunscreen blinds are an ideal choice for preventing sun damage in your sunroom, conservatory or light-bathed living area. Our lightest weight sunscreen blinds protect your furnishings without spoiling the view.

Suns Protection for Furnishings Outdoors

For outdoor furniture, a more direct approach may be required. For fabric furniture, you can apply fabric guards to ward off unwanted colour fades. For wooden outdoor furniture, exterior varnish is essential – if you’re doing this yourself, check the varnish labels for UV protection levels. Back this up with regular cleaning and covering or stowing away when not in use.

Indoor/Outdoor Flow

Lightweight roller blinds can act like a mosquito net to keep out unwanted bugs. Keep the blinds down and open the windows for fresh evening air.
If you’re considering blackout blinds in your bedroom, but are worried how you’ll sleep on hot nights, don’t be fooled by their thick appearance. The insulative quality of thermal backed blinds helps regulate temperature year-round, simply keep your blinds down with the windows open as you would with sun filter blinds.

Colour for Summer 

If you’re planning a summer renovation, dusky blues and fresh, Scandinavian whites are in this season.
The Auckland Home Show investigated colour trends and detected a rise in earthy tones, alongside a move toward adventurous colour combinations and metallic accents. Talk to our team for advice on colour matching, blinds styles, and fabric weights. Find blinds for comfort and style this summer and beyond.

To find out more about the range of blinds Auckland-wide, speak to one of our friendly consultants today! Request specialist advice

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