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Choosing blinds that keep your home in Upminster warm and cosy is easy peasy! There is so much choice when it comes to window dressings, odds are you’ll be delighted with the results whatever your taste. Blinds that are slatted are less likely to retain heat, so roller and Roman blinds are the most popular choice.
The fabric you go for will play a big part in thermal insulation, blocking heat from escaping through your windows. Thicker or lined fabrics provide a functional solution too, and will contribute to keeping your fuel bills in check. Some people choose blackout blinds which block cold air as well as light when closed. Thermal blinds are as their name suggests designed specifically for this purpose, and they work really well. There are even blinds that are light coloured on one side to reflect heat and darker on the other side. These can be reversed depending on the weather or season.
Apart from the type of material used, your blinds should fit the windows properly, sitting as close to the glass as possible. Gaps should be avoided as they will inevitably reduce effectiveness by allowing warmth to escape. Be sure to adjust your blinds correctly, opening them in the morning to let in the sunlight, and closing them at night. Blinds are particularly useful if you have a conservatory, as heat can escape through the numerous windows and roof. You can even install roof blinds if there is exposed glazing.
Applewood Interiors are experts when it comes to blinds, curtains, pelmets and soft furnishings, and offer exquisitely made, bespoke products. They also provide a free home visit with design advice and samples, free quote and measuring and fitting service! Their talented team are sourced locally, and prices are pocket friendly.