Somerset Blind, Curtain and Awning Specialists, offer simple advice on making the most of natural light and adding style to your home. Blinds, curtains and awnings play an important role in the look and feel of your home. The appearance of natural light within the home can greatly affect the mood. There are a great variety of styles for blinds and curtains, from the traditional look with a valance, or a sleek modern design. A combination of blinds and curtains can achieve certain functions in a stylish manner. Similarly external blinds and awnings come in a variety of styles and functionalities. Those that extend from your house over the patio or garden are available in permanent or retractable styles. By providing shade over windows, awnings and external blinds help keep your house cool as well as offering a safe place for you and your guests to escape from the sun. Retractable awnings are a great option for controlling the amount of light that comes into the home and sun exposure in your outdoor social area. Awnings can also save you on air conditioning costs, protect furnishings and draperies from fading.
Some points to consider when choosing blinds, curtains or both:
1. Be sure to make the most of your views, however sometimes privacy is an issue
2.They should be functional and keep in or out heat, cold or light when necessary
3 It's a good idea to sample different curtains and blinds and how they look in different lights, such as in the morning or afternoon.
4. Remember, fabrics do not need to be expensive but should co-ordinate with other elements of the room.