When choosing blinds or shutters for our homes, there’s a lot of factors to consider, from styling preferences to practicality.
Making the mistake of factoring in important things like insulation and durability can lead to regrets and more costs over time. Below we look at some of the things you should keep in mind when shopping for new blinds or shutters.
Consider Insulating Qualities
Insulation is the most effective way of increasing the energy efficiency of your home. It creates a barrier which prevents your home from gaining and losing heat or cool air quickly.
Modern, high quality blinds and shutters have insulating properties that can reduce air conditioning and heating costs by up to 25 per cent, meaning more comfort and lower energy costs all year round.
Both are excellent for preventing unwanted temperatures entering or leaving the home. Shutters and blinds with great insulating properties can have direct sunlight hitting them during the summer without transferring that heat.
Good quality window furnishings are finished with a UV-protective layer, preventing them from warping or fading over time when exposed to the harsh Australian sun. Nor will they deteriorate from moisture exposure.
Get the Colour Scheme Right
White is a top choice when it comes to choosing the colour of window shutters for a modern home.
However, modern shutters can come in a wide range of colours with a durable, UV resistant finish. Choose your shutter colour based on existing furniture or follow the lead of your shutters when colour scheming the rest of your interior.
Shades of grey are currently trendy, as is the contrast of black and white for a striking, dramatic look. While less common, some homeowners opt for a block of colour which can pop against white used elsewhere in the room. From vibrant reds to deep blues, shutters can come in any colour you wish.
Match the Style of Window Furnishings to the Rest of Your Home
While it can be exciting to choose different colours you love, it’s important to ensure your window furnishings match the rest of your home and allow for a nice, cohesive flow.
For example, roller blinds, thermastyle shutters and aluminium shutters are perfect for a modern, minimalist home look because of their clean, neat appearance.
If you want to achieve a true contemporary style, you should keep other accessories to a minimum. Statement pieces like a single vase, sculptural light or plant with architectural foliage work well. Wall displays with prints in plain frames and bookshelves also work well.
Remember to keep practical things in mind when choosing blinds or shutters like durability, warranty and ensuring you get value for money.
Timber shutters are nice but will they warp, fade or crack after a couple of years of exposure to sunlight and moisture? Ensure you choose materials that are appropriate for the application and are durable and long lasting like our high density polymer, aluminium or basswood shutters.
Quality Blinds and Shutters in Sydney
If you’re interested in getting high quality blinds or plantation shutters in your home, contact the team at iStyle Shutters for a free consultation. Our range includes vertical blinds, roller blinds, venetian blinds and more.
We’ll work with you to find the perfect custom solution for your home and promise 100% quality, design and satisfaction along with generous warranty terms. Get in touch today!