Maintaining a cool home during the summer can feel more like a utopian dream than an achievable goal at times
Fundamentally, we all love having the heat - that is, until we start melting thanks to the wall of heat we encounter indoors. However, we have some good news - there are some steps you can take that can help to keep your home's temperature down.
Today we've spoken to 247 Blinds, who explain what impact that picking the right window covering will has when it comes to maintaining a cool home during the summer...
1. Venetian blinds
Opting for venetian blinds provides you with a great way of lowering the temperature in your home, as they let you adjust the level of light that comes into your room by playing around with the gap between the slats. These can be utilised to let you make the most of the sun shining through the blinds during the early morning, but then, as the day heats up, you can change their position to block out the midday rays.
There are two benefits to picking a blackout blind - not only do they block out the worst of the midday sun, but they could also come in handy if the rising sun wakes you up. The thick fabric ensures your room will remain cool, but as a result you can increase the prospects of an uninterrupted sleep.
3. Sleek by day
Style and versatility come to the fore with day night blinds. They ensure your room has a contemporary touch, while providing it with a practical element too. During the day, you're able to make the most of the sunlight thanks to the sliding horizontal strips of sheer material through a double layer of fabric. This is especially ideal when it comes to controlling the light that filters into your room.
Plantation shutters provide you with total sun protection and give you a stylish choice for your windows. Thanks to the adjustable slats, the sunlight can be controlled, keeping the home cool over the summer, while retaining the heat over the winter.