Here in Melbourne, choosing the right furnishings can transforms frosty nights into cosy evenings. And as winter takes hold, you’ll begin to feel the difference between a cleverly furnished window and lacklustre curtains or blinds. Here are three window coverings that will help you keep the warmth in.
1) Cellular Blinds
When it comes to dressing your windows for winter, cellular blinds or ‘honeycomb blinds’ are widely considered the most energy-efficient option. Featuring a honeycomb design that creates pockets of air between your room and window, they have an insulated effect that keeps the warm air in while keeping your space stylish. This shade type also sits quite tight to the window recess, meaning less space for cool air to escape into your space. For extra warmth, choose double cell shades for added insulation.
2) Roman Shades
Quickly becoming a design staple in many modern interiors, Roman blinds offer a beautiful blend of functional and aesthetic value with their neat pleats and broad colour options. Hand constructed with soft fabric ensures the cold air stays out of your home.
3) Insulated Curtains
Insulated curtains are simply lined soft furnishings with an extra layer of fabric in-between.
This extra fabric is called a ‘bumph’ interlining and works to keep warm air in and cold air out (as well as helping with acoustics). They work to cleverly moderate temperatures in your home, often helping you cut heating costs.
Here at SHADES, every window treatment we create uses deluxe fabrics from the finest Australian and international fabric houses, ensuring optimal comfort and style. If you’d like to explore your winter window furnishing options, get in touch for a quote.