Using sunlight to your advantage.

The role that sunlight can play in the overall look and feel of the house is very important. While getting some sun is always welcome, too much of a good thing really is a bad thing and if our house is too sunny we can find that it can quickly get quite unbearable. This is especially true for us Australians, as the sun can be extremely overpowering especially in the summer months, and spending too much time under the sun can leave us red, sore, sun burnt and even blistered. On the other hand, having a home that completely blocks out the sun can leave us with a space that seems dark and gloomy all the time, and it can also be extremely depressing. With no sunlight, no matter how many artificial lights we use, our home can seem too institutionalized and unsettling. The perfect amount of sunlight, that isn’t overpowering but also illuminates our entire home, can add a touch of warmth that no other thing can. It can make our home seem bigger, and it can also make it seem much more welcoming and in touch with nature. 

Drawbacks of traditional curtains 

With this importance of the right amount of sunlight in our heads, we can take the necessary steps. Decorating our home can seem like a never ending and very difficult task, as there can be so many options, each seeming much better than the last. This can be all the more confusing when we are picking something out for our windows. Curtains are usually everyone’s go to choice, as they are the safe and traditional option. We have seen them around for ages, in our mothers and our grandmother’s homes and they can add a much needed touch of nostalgia to our surroundings. However at time this very touch of nostalgia can be overpowering and our house can start to seem dull and boring and old. Today, more than ever before it is extremely important to be on trend and not stuck in the past and that is why we might have to ditch the curtains, and opt for something more chic.  

Roller blinds for a touch of modernity  

The easy and simple solution to all our window problems can be roller blinds in Bondi. These blinds are incredibly versatile and can be used all over the house, no matter what the theme is. They can add a much needed touch of modernity to our home, and can look great even if we have an overall rustic theme. These roller blinds can come in a wide range of colors, textures, fabrics and materials as well, with every design being extremely durable. However, apart from being fashionable and durable, these blinds are also very functional and much easier to handle than the traditional curtains. They can be easily rolled up and down as we wish, and are also very easy to install and to clean, as opposed to curtains which can be a real pain to clean, and can also get dirty much faster than roller blinds.  

How to make better use of your patio 

However, we don’t have to protect ourselves from the sun only from the inside. Most of us have patios or back yards that we spend a great deal of time and money on. After all, our home needs to look perfect from the inside and the outside and it can send a pretty bad impression to anyone visiting if the outside is unruly and unkempt. However, with the scorching sun sitting outside can seem impossible. This is where retractable awnings based in Sydney can step in. these awnings are perfect to use on those sunny days where we just want to sit on our patio and sip drinks. The best part is that they can be pulled back during the evenings as well! 

At A Style of Shade, you can find the perfect roller blinds to add to your windows, to add a touch of modernity that is also extremely elegant. In addition to this, their retractable awnings can be the best way for you to make more use of your patios and backyards, and sit outside no matter how sunny it may be. The high quality of both products means this is one purchase you will never regret!