How to choose blinds and shutters

Keep your house looking cool with the latest innovations for windows

Every year we wait with bated breath for the first rays of spring sunshine to peep through the clouds, then the next moment we’re frantically fanning ourselves in an attempt to keep cool in the increasingly stifling summertime. But while we can’t control our fickle climate, we can invest in intelligent window treatments that protect ourselves and our interiors.

More adaptable than curtains and more versatile than voiles, the newest shutters and blinds come in a whole host of modern materials and super-chic colours, that not only make a feature of your windows, but provide flexible sun protection too.

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