There are several ways to keep your home warm and comfortable during the winter months. One of the lesser-known facts is that quality blinds can drastically improve the insulation of a room. This essentially arises from the fact that blinds will trap air in between themselves and the window, much like curtains but offering a totally different approach to the room’s style.
As air provides an excellent barrier against the elements outside, this is a great way to save a substantial amount of money each month. Of course, there are a number of styles and materials to choose from. At Vision Blinds, we aim to provide you with as many options as possible. So, what are a handful of the most fashionable and functional patterns for 2014 and beyond?
The Power of the Pastel
In the past, homeowners tended to embrace neutral colours as a means of providing a soft and yet agreeable appeal within a room. However, 2014 has seen the resurgence of such tones as radiant orchid and indigo blue. These (and other) bespoke colours will add a sense of warmth to any environment and are ideal during winters which are characterised by a bland sky and colder temperatures.
At one time, floral prints were thought to be a poor design choice. Much like more radical colour options, such patterns are once again back in style. Designs such as these can serve to break up a room and provide a sense of style. The selection of flowers is another excellent means to imbue a bit of life into an area during autumn and winter.
The type of material will somewhat revolve around the aspects of your window. If your windows are double glazed, utilising thinner materials is an option. These will allow more light to enter while offering an airy ambiance. However, it is wise to use thick fabrics if your windows are known to be a source of heat loss. In this manner, you will provide a robust barrier against cold temperatures. However, be certain to choose lighter colours such as whites, pale yellows or creams; you never want to sacrifice light for warmth.
Deciding upon which blinds are the best choices can be a challenging task. Thanks to our experience in the industry, Vision Blinds is happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please contact us if you wish to provide your home with a sense of warmth and bespoke appeal this winter.