As the Australian summer brings sunshine, warmth, and long days, it's the perfect time to roll out the barbie, invite your mates over and make the most of your home’s indoor-outdoor living areas.
To beat the heat and get the best out of your home and entertaining spaces this summer, let’s explore how you can achieve an amazing indoor-outdoor living set up using a variety of our diverse window covering solutions. How about these ideas to get you started?
Pair Sliding Glass Doors with Elegant Sheer Curtains
Sliding glass doors are a popular choice in many homes for connecting your indoor and outdoor spaces. Pair them with sheer curtains to create an inviting and breezy atmosphere. Sheer curtains provide a soft and light quality to your interior while allowing you to maintain a gentle visual connection with the outdoors. They let the light filter in beautifully, creating a fresh and bright, airy vibe while offering a little protection from the sun’s rays.
Plantation Shutters as an Alternative on Sliding Glass Doors
Looking for something a little sturdier than a sheer curtain, with the added bonus of extra privacy? One of the best options for covering sliding doors are plantation shutters. They look sophisticated, allow adjustable light and breeze flow, and are a durable option that last for years.
Zipscreens Create a Bug Free Dining Area
Zipscreens are great for decks, patios and balconies and are a game-changer when it comes to extending the usability of your space by creating a beautiful, bug-free outdoor dining area. Imagine enjoying an evening meal with your family in the fresh air of the outdoors, without the constant buzz of flies and mozzies. Not only do they keep unwanted bugs at bay but also help to filter sunlight and regulate temperature, ensuring an intimate atmosphere for your outdoor dining space.
Enclose Outdoor Areas with Balcony Blinds
If you have an outdoor entertaining area or veranda, why not consider installing outdoor enclosures with balcony blinds for excellent weather protection? These blinds are designed to protect your outdoor space from the harsh sun, wind, or light rain and not only do they create a cosy atmosphere but also add versatility to your veranda or outdoor living area. When you're entertaining guests or just looking for shade, rolling down the blinds is a simple solution to extend the use of your veranda in all weather.
Awnings Create Shade for All Day Functionality
A strategically placed awning can provide the perfect amount of shade for your alfresco living spaces. Folding arm awnings are a great option for covering large areas, such as pools, patios and outdoor entertainment zones. Their retractable fabric roof system gives you the flexibility to block or permit sunlight as required. Automate your awning for extra style and simplicity!
And while you’re sprucing up your home for summer, don’t forget those all important finishing touches to really bring in the summer feels:
Focus on Lightweight Textiles and Summer Prints
It’s time to ditch those heavy curtains and throws. Opt for breezy, lightweight textiles that scream summer. Think about throw pillows with nautical prints to give your space a touch of beach chic, and don't forget stylish, lightweight throws for those slightly chilly summer evenings.
Create that seamless transition from deck to dining room with a little pop of foliage indoors. Potted house plants and fresh flowers not only add colour; they also do wonders for your indoor air quality.
Summer nights are made for outdoor gatherings, right? So, invest in the latest outdoor lighting to create a warm and welcoming vibe. String lights, lanterns, and solar-powered garden lights can transform your outdoor space into a cosy wonderland after dark.
Last but not least, let's ignite all the senses and set the mood with summery scents. Stock up on delicious candles or fill a diffuser with fragrances like lemon, coconut, or vanilla.
Ready to get your home summer ready? Get our Free Advice on Creating your own indoor-outdoor living space.
When it comes to beating the heat and creating a seamless indoor-outdoor living space, we've got the answer at Factory Direct Shutters! We know the best materials and styles to suit your home and can bring our showroom with materials and styles direct to you.
If you are looking for convenience, quality and reliability, along with expert advice, get in touch online or give us a call on 1300 077 125. Our experienced, friendly team will be happy to offer a free measure and quote and help you select the perfect solutions to enhance your home for summers!