Whether you call it a sunroom, conservatory, glasshouse or orangery, most of us that are lucky to have one love the extra indoor space in the relaxing surroundings of our garden. They can be a stunning addition to any home but a common complaint with conservatories is that they are too cold in the winter and too warm in the summer. But what if we told you, that the right blinds can help solve both these problems! Conservatory blinds are simply a must-have and offer the potential benefit of temperature control as well as adding privacy if required and reduce glare from the sun. In this blog, we’ll be taking you through lots of different options for your conservatory to suit all budgets.

CONSIDER ROOF BLINDS

In conservatories, a lot of heat and light can both enter and exit the room through the roof. By installing roof blinds, sunlight entering the room can be regulated, reducing temperature and glare in the room as well as maintaining privacy if being overlooked. Equally on the colder days, it helps trap the heat in the room and prevent it from being lost through the windows.

There is one thing to take note of if you do decide to go with roof blinds, however. Roof blinds will often look far lighter in colour than your window blinds at the side. This is as a result of the light filtering through differently so does need to be considered when making your decision.

ENHANCE THE LIGHT

A lot of conservatories are north facing, and if so, light and heat will be at a premium. As a result of this, you more than likely will not need sun-reflective backings which means you can experiment with a wide range of colours and textures. Fabrics with bright shades will help bring the sunshine in to your room while blinds with a more opaque finish will give your room a soft and cosy glow.

SIMPLISTIC VERTICAL BLINDS

Modern vertical blinds can bring lots of benefits to your conservatory. They offer privacy while allowing light to enter the room, are quick and easy to operate and available in a range of designs and colours. Vertical blinds in a conservatory are also quite a cheap option when you compare with other options, especially considering a lot of conservatory windows are quite large in size.

CONTEMPORARY VENETIAN BLINDS

The horizontal lines of venetian blinds can add a real contemporary feel to your conservatory, creating a seamless transition from your garden to your home. Venetian blinds are now available in stylish ranges with a variety of shades and finishes to choose from. Wooden effect venetian blinds are the perfect way to warm up the look and feel of your conservatory and really bring the outside in. As an extra bonus, they look great from the outside looking in too. Alternatively, you could go ultra-modern with smaller slats aluminium venetian blinds to give a sleek polished look to your conservatory.

ADD A SOFTER LOOK

Roller or Roman blinds are both excellent options to add a softer look to your conservatory. Going for a more transparent style, will allow the sun trickle into your room during the Summer while also giving a cosy and warm ambiance during the colder winter months. If going with a TV in your conservatory blackout roller blinds are definitely an option to seriously consider reducing the glare on your screen and create the perfect cinema room.  If you use your conservatory a lot at night, lined Roman blinds can really add a soft, relaxed, and warm feel to your room.

LESS IS MORE

Pleated blinds are an excellent choice for a conservatory to add a minimal look to the room, and really let you bring the outside in. Pleated blinds can fold away to almost nothing allowing you to enjoy the full view out your window to your garden, fitting nice and neatly into the window recess. Another benefit to pleated blinds is their temperature control properties. They help limit heat loss in the winter to keep your conservatory warm, while in the warmer summer months, reflect the sunlight keeping the temperature down.

GO SMART

Finally, motorised blinds can be useful in any room of the house, but especially in a conservatory if you are going for roof blinds. This allows you adjust your blinds with the push of a button, which means you don’t need to struggle to reach cords or deal with unsightly wires hanging down.

DIRECT BLINDS CORK

If you have any questions on your conservatory blinds or questions on blinds in general please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.  Direct Blinds Cork can not only offer you expert advice on all the latest trends in window fashion, but we can also help you select the perfect styles and colours that will best suit your rooms and budget.

If you are looking for the most energy efficient and beautiful window treatments possible, contact us today. We offer a free consultation, measuring and fitting service. Direct Blinds Cork knows window coverings; we have been in the window treatment business for many years. Our expertise and professionalism are second to none. Call us today on 021 435 4959 or email sales@directblinds.ie

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