Winter home upgrades: Tips for curtains and blinds

Winter home upgrades: Tips for curtains and blinds

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Winter is around the corner, and you know what that means - chilly temperatures and less natural light in your home. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some tips to help keep your home cosy and stylish all season long!

Why winter updates are important for your home

With around 45% of your home’s heat lost through the windows, curtains and blinds can make a big difference to how warm and comfortable your home is during winter. Quality window treatments insulate your windows, keeping the heat in and reducing energy consumption by boosting the energy efficiency of your home.

Plus, winter updates can help create a cosy and inviting atmosphere, making your home a more pleasant place to be throughout the colder months.

Winter living room with fireplace and curtains

Energy-efficient window treatment choices

  • Honeycomb blinds: Like a down jacket for your windows! These blinds are designed to trap pockets of air, providing excellent insulation for your windows.

  • Roman blinds: Choose thicker fabrics and ensure your Roman blinds are fixed outside the window frame for the best performance.

  • Lined curtains: With their extra layer of fabric, lined curtains are a great option to help keep in the heat. Choose from a range of thermal and blockout linings.

  • Shutters: Installed in a tight-fitting frame, shutters can reduce heat loss through windows by up to 30% when the slats are closed.
  • Lined curtains and Roman blinds

    Choosing the right curtains and blinds for winter

    To maximise the performance of your window coverings, here are some additional things to keep in mind:

  • Opt for curtains and blinds with solid thermal or blockout lining to reduce heat loss.

  • Curtains work best when they are floor-length and fitted as closely as possible to the window frame. They should be a good width, overlapping the window frames at the sides.

  • Darker colours are your friends! They absorb sunlight and hold onto heat, keeping your space warm and snug.

  • Choose heavier fabrics such as velvet or wool to provide added insulation to your windows.

  • Consider layering curtains and blinds for the best result.
  • Winter lounge decor with lined curtains

    Decorating your home for winter

    Winter is a great time to refresh your home decor to create a snug and inviting atmosphere. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Add comfy cushions and warm throws to your living room and bedroom for that cosy feel.

  • Decorate with warm and earthy colours like deep reds, oranges, browns and golden yellows.

  • Bring nature indoors with house plants, dried flowers or seasonal elements like pinecones.

  • Create a welcoming ambiance with soft, warm-toned lighting. Use table lamps, candles or string lights for a cosy glow.

  • Embrace seasonal scents like cinnamon, vanilla or pine. Light up candles or use air fresheners to make your home smell amazing.
  • In summary

    Getting your home ready for winter is all about staying warm, stylish and energy-efficient even when the weather is cold outside. By choosing the right window coverings and adding some thoughtful decor touches, you’ll create a comfy and inviting space that you’ll love all winter long.

    If you need help with window treatments, don't hesitate to reach out to our experienced team. We're here to make your home winter-ready!