Our guide to choosing blinds, curtains and shutters that help stop draughts and prevent heat loss.
The New Year is a great time to try new things, whether it’s joining a gym, eating more healthily or giving your wardrobe a fresh lease of life. It also provides a fantastic opportunity to introduce a few of the latest fashions to your home.
On the flip side, January is also the month when our purse strings are pulled tightly. But the good news is that a few small changes to your décor can make a surprisingly big difference. For example, a new window dressing creates an eye-catching focal point which doesn’t cost the earth.
What’s more, some styles may even save you money in the long run, by helping to cut your energy bills. Here’s our rundown of the top treatments to supply a snug feel in your interior. We picked out sleek monochrome designs to reference this season’s key trend, but the world is your oyster when it comes to colours and motifs.
Honeycomb Pleated blinds - like our ThermaShade™ collection - have been proven to reduce heat loss through single glazed windows by as much as 51%, according to recent British Blind and Shutter Association research.
All of our Roman blinds are lined as standard, for a full and luxurious look. For added insulation, you can choose to upgrade to a clever thermal lining. These are made from a thicker sateen twill fabric.
Hillarys curtains also come fully-lined, with a choice of optional performance linings. Our linings with thermal properties are ideal for draughty spaces. And they result in a sumptuous padded finish too.
Roman blinds and curtains
Just as wearing a jumper over a shirt helps to keep you cosy, layering up at your window works in a similar way. For an eclectic impression, combine two contrasting patterns, like we’ve done here.
As their name suggests, shutters are fantastic for shutting out the cold. In fact, research by the English Heritage and Glasgow Caledonian University found that teaming double glazing with shutters lowers the amount of heat lost through your windows by up to 62%.
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