Choosing Curtains and Blinds: Where to StartThe first step to decorating your home with new window furnishings is deciding which product is most suitable for both your room and your lifestyle.
Which product is right for me?Your window furnishings whilst adding the finishing touches or a feature point to your interiors also provide functional solutions to everyday needs. The range of product available can appear daunting at first, the best place to start is to consider your functional requirements. Window furnishings can provide insulation, privacy and protection from the UV light for your home and interiors. Most often a combination of product is needed to address all requirements.
Daytime PrivacySunscreen Blinds, Venetian Blinds or Sheer Voile Curtains will provide you privacy during the day but still allow the light to come through and give you visibility out. Ideally these products are fitted inside the window frame allowing for a second product to be installed on the outside of the frame to provide privacy and insulation at night.
Sun & UV ProtectionSunscreen Blinds provide the best protection against UV damage to your interiors they will filter up to 96% of UV rays.
Evening Privacy/ Total Light BlockoutCurtains, Romans, Rollers & Venetian Blinds will all provide evening privacy. 100% light blockout fabrics are available for Curtains, Romans and Rollers although to ensure total light blockout is achieved product must be fitted outside of the window frame. Internally fitted product will always have a light gap of approx. 10mm on each side.
InsulationHoneycomb blinds are suburb insulators, the pleated air pockets have a double glazing effect. Curtains & Romans using fabric with either a thermal suede coating or separately lined in thermal or triple weave lining will also aid in keeping the warmth in your home.