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Best Blinds for your Coastal Home

Homeowners in coastal areas need to take special precautions to protect their properties from the high humidity and strong winds, and coastal architecture reflects this. Decorating a beach house is all about relaxing and uncluttered design, achieved by using a colour palette that mimics the natural landscape. In practise, it may be challenging to realise all of these goals. The interior design of a beach house reflects this ambiance with natural elements like sand and sea glass used as design elements.

Characteristics of a seaside aesthetic include natural elements from the coast (such as driftwood and shells), airy fabrics and furnishings, and a colour scheme of blue and white with occasional splashes of colour. Here are some great blinds ideas that will make your beach house stand out.

Best blinds for your coastal home

Top tips for choosing the best coastal home blinds

Bamboo blinds

Bamboo blinds have the aesthetic appeal of wood blinds and the durability and low environmental impact of bamboo. They can withstand harsh conditions and still maintain their pristine appearance. The rich tones and natural grain of bamboo roller and Venetian blinds are a perfect complement to beachside homes. Semi-transparent rollers let in some natural light and provide a limited view of the outdoors. They’re a great touch that elevate the vibe to breezy beach chic.

Faux wood shutters

When it comes to shutters, faux wood is the way to go for a coastal home because it doesn’t warp like real wood can. The beachy aesthetic of shutters is complemented by the ability to open them to let in a breath of fresh air.

Due to their resistance to moisture, composite shutters are an excellent option for wet environments like kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Further, they are immune to the damaging effects of sunlight and last longer than wooden alternatives. Compared to shutters made of real wood, they are also less expensive.

Woven wood shades

Instead of shutters, you might like woven wood shades. Woven wood shades add a touch of nature to a beach house’s decor, while the shades’ warm, inviting browns serve to break up the whites and blues. You can get them with a privacy liner if you want more light blocked out of your living or dining room, but it’s not necessary if you want natural light.

Woven wood shades are made from renewable resources like rattan reeds, natural woods, jute, bamboo, and a variety of grasses, making them kind to the environment.

Translucent roller blinds

One of the most appealing aspects of many beach houses is the stunning scenery that can be enjoyed from the patio or living room. You want to be able to see the stunning coastline outside, but you also need to be able to regulate the amount of light and heat coming into the space.

Blinds that allow some light through are ideal here. These stylish blinds or shades won’t obstruct your view of the ocean, but they will keep the sun and heat out and provide privacy. You can find translucent blinds in a range of translucence levels, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. When more privacy or darkness is desired, a second set of thicker roller blinds is often used in conjunction with the translucent blinds.

Fun with fabric blinds

When compared to the rigid forms of other blinds, fabric window treatments look more refined and gentler. Unlike other forms of window coverings, fabric blinds can range from completely transparent to completely opaque, making them a versatile and attractive choice. Even though this lets in some filtered light and a view (if the opacity is low enough), it still blocks out the sun and keeps your personal space private.

Vertical blinds that use fabric slats are just one example of the many types of fabric blinds on the market. Honeycomb Blinds can be found in a variety of opacities and are fantastic for controlling the temperature in your home, whether it’s chilly by the beach at night or sweltering in the middle of summer. Panel blinds, like roller blinds, have long, wide slats that slide along a rail and can be completely closed to block out the sun or opened to let in natural light and the view.

Solar Screen shades

In addition to increasing the likelihood of a high energy bill, prolonged exposure to the sun can make your home unbearably hot. Your home can be kept comfortably cool with the help of solar screen shades installed indoors, without sacrificing any of the beautiful scenery outside your windows.

Depending on your needs, solar screen shades may be made from a variety of fabrics, including those that are transparent to the outdoors, those that block the lightest, and those that are highly reflective. Solar shades in lighter colours let more natural light into the house.

Shades in dark colours are warmer to the touch and let in less natural light. Putting a high-performance, reflective fabric on the outside of your solar screen shades will keep the heat out the best, but it won’t let much light into your home.

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