As the days get shorter and winter’s icy blast is felt, it’s becoming more important to think about how our homes are places we want to feel warm and comfortable inside; especially as we’ll find ourselves inside more often when the temperature really drops.
One way to increase the comfort level of your home is the right set of curtains or Roman blinds. And by combining some of the fabrics we have available with a thermal lining, you’re able to style any room with a treatment that works just as great as it looks. We’ve gone through our extensive range of options and picked out a few ideas for you.
Available in natural and synthetic options, velvet is not only naturally warmer than most fabrics but it’s thickness and weight also do a great job at blocking light and sound too. Its texture adds an element of glamour to any room and velvet fabrics instantly bring warmth into the home.
Combined with complementary colours in your furniture and a separate thermal lining to double down on the warmth this fabric provides on its own, there are so many ways our style consultants can bring velvet to life in your home.
If heavier fabrics aren’t your thing, that’s ok, because believe it or not, natural fibres like linen will still create a warm pocket of air when coupled with the right lining. You can also increase the insulating properties of any curtains and blinds by adding in a third layer of lining often known as “bumf.”
Available in a range of textures, patterns and weights, linen fabrics hang beautifully and create a relaxing environment. Traditionally reserved for summer and warmer climates due to their lightweight composition, we’re now able to line them with a separate thermal lining which means they are suitable for all seasons whilst maintaining that casual, cozy feel throughout your home.
It wouldn’t be complete to talk about winter trends without mentioning our Honeycomb Blinds. Also known as cellular shades, Honeycomb blinds due to their unique construction, have been called the Designer’s alternative to Double glazing – in that they keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. Honeycomb blinds are made up of cellular (or honeycomb) shaped sections that trap air within the cells when they’re down, keeping your home at a comfortable temperature all year round reducing heating and cooling costs. Honeycomb blinds offer the highest level of energy efficiency when compared with any other window covering. Regardless of where in New Zealand you live, honeycomb blinds a versatile and functional choice for your windows.
Mixing and matching - the anti-trend
Our consultants have begun to see a growing ‘anti-trend’ with a number of clients who are opting to mix and match fabrics and patterns, creating totally unique outcomes that suit their personality and the styles they’ve created in their homes. These can be anything from geometric patterns and bold tones to linens paired with botanical fabrics.
What matters in these situations is that you pick two or three ‘themes’ and stick to them to keep it from getting too noisy. And whether that’s a couple of patterns, tones, textures or treatment options, our expert style consultants are able to present all of your options in the comfort of your own home.
To book a free consultation at your convenience, feel free to contact us and your local consultant will be in touch to arrange an appointment. In the meantime, however, feel free to take advantage of your free fabric inspiration guide.