Hello sunshine! Get summer ready with blinds and curtains from Norwich Sunblinds
As I write this blog we are in the grip of a heatwave. The garden furniture is out, and we are all making the most of the fabulous weather (it will probably be raining by the time you read this!).
In the UK we do have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the heat, retreating inside when it all gets too much. The way we furnish our homes can really affect the way we experience the seasons, from helping us stay cool or cosy to trends closely linked to the time of year, think winter whites or summer brights.
You can get your blinds and curtains summer ready in a variety of ways. From summer inspired prints and colours to blinds that stop us overheating. Whether you are decking out your home or a conservatory, we’ve got a solution for you.
How to get summer ready from Norwich Sunblinds
8 steps to Summer
1 – Choose blue, the colour of summer
2 – Go for sunshine brights and prints
Nothing says sunshine like a bright and bold print. Whether you love geometric, ditsy or block prints, the more colourful the better. Team your bedroom curtains or kitchen blinds with cushions or accessories in a similar tone to make your colours pop! Let the vibrancy of your rooms match the brightness outside.
3 – Enjoy insect free summers and heat reduction with VELUX
Blinds can have benefits beyond the aesthetic. If you opt for VELUX blinds, as well as the usual roller, venetian and pleated blinds you can also enjoy a range of benefits including protection from insects and heat reduction, making them ideal for summer. If you’re looking for blackout blinds, VELUX Duo blinds give you the best of both worlds, giving you the option of total blackout or softly diffused natural light.
We all love wildlife but although insects are vital to the planet we don’t necessarily want them in our homes. VELUX insect screens offer 100% insect protection while still enabling you to feel the fresh air. Keep insects at bay this summer.
The VELUX awning blind reduces passive heating by up to 72%, keeping back the sun’s rays before they hit your windows, helping you stay comfortable inside your room. Another benefit is that you can still enjoy the view of your summer garden, as the awning blinds are transparent.
VELUX roller shutters help prevent your room from getting too hot in the summer months while also keeping it warm in winter, making these shutters ideal for all seasons.
To find out more about the VELUX range, contact the expert team at Norwich Sunblinds or visit our showrooms in Norwich Lanes or Attleborough.
4 – Be in the pink
Channel this season’s key trend and go flamingo. It can’t have escaped your notice that the shops are brimming with things inspired by this stunning pink bird, from cushions to pool inflatables and bags. Flamingos not your thing? You might like a print with another animal or birdlife. Just ask one of our friendly team, we can find a wild design to bring your perfect blinds or curtains to life.
5 – Blinds for bi-fold and patio doors
Rather than acting as a barrier, shutting daylight and fresh air out, advancements in blinds allow us to feel the outdoors inside. Allusion™ blinds from Louvolite are ideal for windows, bi-fold and patio doors.
Made from a delicate flowing fabric, Allusion™ blinds enable you to walk through effortlessly to your outside space, you can literally glide from the living room to your garden. The blinds filter the light while allowing you to see through and also give you complete privacy.
You can opt for coloured headrails and coordinating facias in white, black or the on-trend shade anthracite grey.
Louvolite also offer Perfect Fit blinds, which are ideal for summer, giving the perfect combination of shade and ventilation.
To find out more about blinds from Louvolite, speak to a Norwich Sunblinds expert today.
6 – Scoop an ice cream shade
Just perfect for cooling down on a hot summer’s day, ice cream can also inspire a colour choice for your blinds and curtains. From mint, strawberry, vanilla, sherbet lemon to peach, we have a range of pastel shades that could grace any ice cream cone. Which one will you pick?
7 – Conservatory blinds are a must in summer
8 – Style your home with summer themed prints