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Top 4 Trends for Spring/Summer 2013

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Just as the seasons come and go, so do home design trends. According to Pantone Inc., popular colours for 2013 include neutral tones, vibrant hues, tribal colours, and jewel tones–but where should these colours be applied in the home? For this year’s spring and summer months, change out your past-season drapery for something fresh to bring new life to that old home of yours. If you want to stay in the loop with blind and curtain fashions, consider enhancing your pad with the following “in” styles in the aforementioned shades.

Roman Blinds

If you prefer something simple and traditional, you won’t go wrong with Roman Blinds. These blinds can be made from a variety of different fabrics that range from opaque to translucent to accommodate the dynamic Australian climate. This style is a favourite for many because it is quite versatile. Pull these blinds all the way down to completely cover a window for total privacy, let it roll all the way to the top for an open view, or leave it halfway open to let in a bit of light without revealing too much. Speaking of functionality, you can even choose your operating mechanism from a chain drive or cord lock to best suit your needs. For an all-purpose window treatment, it’s tough to beat Roman-style blinds.

Sheer Curtains

You can really show off your personality with Sheer Curtains, so it’s a good thing that they come in so many different colours, patterns, and fabrics. The sheer variety is very popular in Perth because it allows all of the natural sunlight in the area to illuminate and warm the home unlike heavier solids that just block out the sun. Curtains are just as functional and versatile as Roman-style blinds, but they are much better suited for very large windows or doors.

Interior Shutters

Shutters are extremely common because these semi-permanent window treatments are beautiful works of art that serve a purpose. While shutters are great for adjusting the amount of natural light that you want to let in, they do not offer as much versatility as the blind and curtain styles mentioned above. If you prefer to let in the maximum amount of light or want to block it out completely, other options will serve you better. What shutters are great for is letting in some light and increasing the value of your property if you decide to rent or sell it because of their permanence. It’s also very hard to beat a nicely crafted set of wooden shutters in the looks department.

Outdoor Blinds

If you have extremely large windows in your home, outdoor blinds can be used to manage sunlight and protect the glass from accelerated wear and tear. For an outdoor dining or lounging area, outdoor blinds are the perfect tool to shield you from harsh weather conditions, insects and more. These blinds are made of durable materials such as canvas or mesh to take the greatest amount of abuse without failing on you. With easy installation options and a lack of cords, buckles, and other hanging pieces, no other exterior window treatment compares to Outdoor Blinds.


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