Feeling the chill? With winter less than a month away, it’s time to crank up the heat! The only thing standing between you and a cosy warm winter is those pesky windows, letting in the cold all day long. The solution? Window furnishings that trap all that precious warm air inside. Here’s our guide to warming up your home with blinds and curtains on the Sunshine Coast.

Warming Window Furnishings for Winter

Blinds Sunshine Coast

Love the sleek look of blinds? They do more than just give you privacy and let you control the light in your home. With the right blinds on your windows, you can trap warmth for winter. That means a cosier home and a lower energy bill. The key to winter warming blinds is to choose the right kind.


Venetian Blinds & Vertical Blinds

For many of us here on the Sunshine Coast, Venetian blinds and vertical blinds are the first options that spring to mind. Unfortunately, these types of window furnishings aren’t the best at keeping warm air inside. The reason they’re so popular is that they’re great at controlling the temperature during summer, letting in breezes when needed and blocking out the sun at other times. In winter, the slats just don’t retain much heat, letting warm air sneak out while cold air seeps in.

Panel Glide Blinds & Roman Blinds

If you’re looking for blinds that do hold heat and stop the warm air from moving outside, panel glide blinds and roman blinds are your best bet. They provide a solid wall of material over the entire window. This prevents heat from escaping and, if your blinds are a dark colour, can also absorb and retain heat from the sun.

Curtains Sunshine Coast

There are no window furnishings cosier than drapes and curtains. Just the look of them adds soft texture and comfort to your home. The best part is that they don’t just look cosy, but can also add a great deal of warmth to your space. The key is choosing the right curtains and hanging them the right way to achieve ultimate warmth.


Blackout Curtains

The obvious choice for heat-trapping curtains on the Sunshine Coast are blackout curtains. The thickness of block out curtains not only blocks light but also adds extra layers of insulation to trap heat. Remember that the tighter the weave of your curtains, the more insulating they’ll be. Opt for a heavy fabric as opposed to something like loose weave linen if you’re hoping to trap heat.

How To Hang Your Curtains For Ultimate Cosiness

Trapping the most warmth all lies in the hang. The basic rule is to cover as much area as possible with your curtains, going well beyond the window itself. Hang them as high as possible and choose floor-length curtains. Opt for a rod that goes beyond the width of your window so that your curtains can cover some wall space on either side. This will not only allow you to fully open your curtains to reveal more light, but the extra fabric on the wall will prevent cold air leaks and further insulate the walls themselves.

The Best Blinds & Curtains - Sunshine Coast

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