Many people underestimate the importance of blinds in a space. As well as being highly functional in privacy and blocking out harsh sunlight, blinds can really make or break the look of a room. Pairing the right blind with the right colour palette can warm up an interior and make the overall appearance of your space seem much larger.
“Light hues, botanical florals, prints and monochrome patterns are all leading the way this summer for blinds,” says Wynstan blind expert Amelia Taylor. “It can sometimes be a bit of a dilemma figuring out which way to go with blinds considering that a lot of them are usually needed in a home.
“If you’re unsure what to choose – whether to make a real statement with your blinds or go for something more understated – then ask if there are samples of the material you can take home to help you decide. At Wynstan we have a sampling program where you can choose up to five samples delivered to your door free of charge to make sure you are 100 percent satisfied with your choice. We’ve had feedback from customers saying they’ve found this very helpful and that it’s helped them take the stress out of a big decision.”
Check out this summer’s latest trends in blinds and window treatments below.
On-trend Roman blinds provide a lux and refined appearance that really takes a space to the next level. Perfect for dining and living areas, they fit closely to window frames which allows them to easily shield the sun. The advantage of Roman blinds is that they’re fully customisable and are available in a wide range of colours, patterns and textures, so they can easily star as the “hero” aspect of the room. Cool shades of duck egg blue or soft grey against white timber frames are a chic and modern look for 2020.
These are definitely high on the on-trend list this summer. With the elegant look of curtains and the functionality of roll-away storage, roller blinds are highly versatile and are ideal for any modern home. These blinds are particularly appealing if you’re looking for a streamlined look due to the lack of folds and really want to show off a spectacular view outside.
These shades, which are somewhat in between a curtain and a blind, are a modern update on vertical blinds and are actually very beautiful. As they don’t feature the old-fashioned bottom chains of yesteryear, the blinds hang softly and freely, giving them gentle movement when the wind blows. What’s more, they are perfect for customising how much summer light you let into your home whilst also maintaining a level of privacy.
A great alternative to curtains, Panel Glide Blinds slide horizontally like vertical drapes and can really soften harsh summer sunlight – particularly in large spaces which heat up more. They provide a stunning and minimalistic choice for large windows, doors or openings and look particularly striking in crisp white.
These elegant straight drop awnings are the perfect outdoor blinds for any outdoor entertaining area such as decks and patios. However, they can also be installed on the outside of a window providing shade for the interior without intruding on your interior décor and will keep the house nice and cool in summer. These outdoor blinds come in a range of beautiful acrylic or canvas fabrics, or sunscreen fabric for superior protection from harsh UV rays. They can also be made in clear PVC plastic, allowing protection from weather without obstructing views.