Warm up your windows
The clocks are going back this weekend and there seems to be a chill in the air at the moment. This means the evenings will be getting darker, so if you’re anything like me, you’ll soon be cranking up the heating and turning off your mobile phone, before settling on the sofa for quiet, undisturbed nights in the comfort of your own home.
Even if you’re a bit of a social butterfly and have lots planned over the next few weeks which means you’ll be out in the evenings, it’s still important to have a comfortable and welcoming environment to relax in when you finally do get home.
But how exactly do you get your rooms as cosy and warm as possible for the coming weeks and months? Your windows are one of the key places in your home where heat can escape, so to help prevent this, choosing the right window dressing is vital.
Fully-lined Roman blinds are an ideal option if warmth is a priority for you. This is because the luxurious soft folds of fabric are neatly tucked away when the blind is open, but when it’s closed they’re an excellent way of reducing any draughts coming into your room.
We also recently introduced an optional thermal interlining for our Roman blinds, which works in a very similar way to a thermal vest or blanket! And the lining not only helps keep your room lovely and warm – it also adds a gorgeous padded look to your blinds.
For a really opulent style, you could even layer curtains with a Roman blind at your window. Choose complementary fabrics, or mix and match, according to the effect you want to create. Your room will look amazing, and you’ll be lovely and snug too.
You may already know that our Pleated blinds collection includes a range of performance fabrics which have been designed to keep excessive heat out of your home during the summertime. What you might not be aware of, is that these same fabrics can also help keep your rooms warm during the colder months of the year.
So there you go - with our hints and tips, you and your windows will be snug as a bug in a rug, however cold it gets outside!