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The best blinds and curtains for summer

The best blinds and curtains for summer

Amy Kilvington

By Amy Kilvington

Content Writer at Blinds Direct
Tue 21 Jul 2020
Last updated Mon 7 Mar 2022

We all love summertime, but we don’t necessarily enjoy the early wake up calls, outdoor noise and sunshine glare that come with it! Fortunately, there are a number of window treatment options that can help…

Day and Night blinds

Day and Night blinds are a more contemporary and intelligent alternative to vertical blinds or roller blinds. Offering high levels of privacy and light control, along with trendy colour ways and a slim-line silhouette, Day and Night blinds are the perfect choice for summer.

These innovative blinds are crafted from specially designed strips which are covered in fabric of varying transparency levels. The strips are organised alternatively, which creates a stylish striped effect whilst alternating between blackout and dim-out transparencies. To the side of the blind is a chain, which moves the strips up and down, thus changing the intensity of sunlight and privacy levels as the strips slide against each other.

The versatility of Day and Night blinds makes them ideal for summertime. If you want to enjoy the full benefits of the sunshine and the views outside, fully raise your blind to let the light flood in. When it’s time for a little more privacy and protection, lower your Day and Night blind with some slats ‘open’. And then when total darkness is desired, simply adjust for complete coverage.

Our Day and Night blinds are some of the best on the market, constructed with the highest quality fabric and fittings. Take a look at our favourites below. You can also browse our browse our Day and Night Blinds Buyers Guide for more information.

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For soft and airy vibes this summer, consider a pair of voiles (also known as sheer curtains) to welcome sunshine and warm breezes indoors. Voiles create a subtle and elegant window display, offering a light level of privacy without compromising on sunlight and fresh air. They are also a good choice for preventing bugs and beasties from entering your home!

A voile or sheer curtain is crafted from lightweight, semi-transparent fabric in a variety of plain and patterned designs. They are created to look light and floaty, providing a dreamy layer upon another window dressing, such as a wooden blind or roller blind. Voiles can also be layered with heavier curtains, placed closer to the window with the thicker fabric over the top. This provides more versatility as the weather and sunlight changes throughout the year.

Of course, voiles are most perfectly suited to the summer months. They can be used in any room, on any sized window, providing a good level of privacy without taking sunlight away from your space. When it’s especially hot outside, voiles provide a light shade, helping to diffuse the sun’s rays. They will also reduce glare, which is useful if you’re working at a computer, using a device or reading.

We have a great range of voile curtains at Blinds Direct. Here are a few of our favourite styles. You can also shop the full collection by clicking the link.

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Perfect Fit blinds

Perfect Fit blinds are one of the most practical window treatments, owed to their seamless fit, child safety and no need for drilling. During the summer months, they really come into their own, offering the highest level of light control and privacy.

Our Perfect Fit blinds are available in a number of styles including Perfect Fit woodens, Perfect Fit Venetians, Perfect Fit rollers and Perfect Fit Day & Night blinds. Each blind is expertly crafted using only the finest quality materials, ensuring a seamless, slim-line fit that’s perfect for uPVC windows and doors throughout your home. When it comes to installation, Perfect Fit blinds are incredibly easy to fit with no need for drills or screws – all you need to do is simply clip between the glass and beading of your window.

As well as fully blocking out sunlight and providing privacy, Perfect Fit blinds are extremely effective at reducing summer heat. And if you have unusually shaped windows or live in a rented property, they are also the ultimate choice. Here are some of our bestsellers.

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Blackout roller blinds for kids

When it comes to dressing the windows in your child’s bedroom or playroom, choose a blackout roller blind this summer. As you would expect from a blackout blind, these high quality rollers are extremely effective at blocking out all sunlight, helping your little ones to sleep when it might still be light outside. The blackout fabric will also help to prevent sun damage to textiles in your home, such as leather sofas.

As well as controlling the light, blackout blinds are thermally efficient, helping to maintain a more comfortable temperature when it’s very hot. You will also benefit from noise reduction, which is particularly useful on summer evenings when you live in a busy area. And if views from the outside are a concern, rest assured that your blackout roller blind will fully obscure views into your home, offering a better level of privacy and protection than sheerer fabrics.

Our blackout roller blinds for children are handcrafted with the highest quality fabrics and components, ensuring a seamless fit and optimum functionality. We’ve also got plenty of cute and colourful designs to choose from. Here are a few of our favourites…

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Discover the perfect window dressing for summertime and beyond with Blinds Direct. Be sure to take a look at our full range of products, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team – we’re always happy to help.

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