The summer sun makes for beautiful days and a wonderful feeling of warmth, but that doesn’t mean things can’t get a little too hot, either. What’s more, while you may enjoy basking in the summer sun outdoors, you probably won’t be too happy if you’re stuck experiencing your own personal summer sauna indoors.
That’s just one reason why shutters are an important part of any efficient home setup. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get started in the world of shutters and blinds.
Traditional Shutter Options
So, what about the different kinds of shutters on the market? If you have a home that features a European style, seeking out the corresponding shutter type (i.e., French blinds or Roman shutters for a Western European-style living room) can be a great way to keep the setting consistent.
When it comes to shutters or blinds, one of the classic tenets of interior design is “form vs. function.” On the one hand, you want shutters that look good and complement the rest of your design scheme. For example, if you have a rustic theme to your home but choose ultra-modern shutters, that blend is going to clash in an awkward manner. On the other hand, it’s very important that your shutters, well, shut out the sun as needed. Even the most beautifully-designed shutters will count against you if they do a horrible job of keeping out the sun—which is something that’s not a problem in PVC options, as described below.
Of course, part of the beauty of home décor lies in establishing a certain “feel” to your home, which can be put on display through a contemporary assortment of implements or it can be a reflection of a past period. Opting for older Venetian blinds can bring back a sense of older class, while going for a more modern option can make you and your home come across as being on the cutting edge of design.