Like choosing any other blind there are a few different factors you may want to consider. South facing windows are usually bright and warm spaces and it’s important to choose the right style of blind as well as materials to make the most of the space, as well as practicality and functionality.
Below we have listed the main factors to consider when choosing new blinds for any south facing window.
THE LEVEL OF LIGHT
When choosing blinds for a south facing window one of the main factors you need to consider is the level or light and the light control. If you want to black out sunlight completely then blackout blinds are the number one option for you. They are especially helpful if you want to block out sunlight completely. They are the perfect option for bedrooms or home workspaces.
If you are considering blocking glare of UV rays then you’re going to want to choose a sheer or semi sheer material exceptional should you want to block out light but not completely. You can filter the light without blocking it completely. It’s important to keep in mind that sheer material can provide as much privacy and protection as any other and they complement curtains and drapes extremely well.
THE LEVEL OF INSULATION
Another factor you need to consider is the level of insulation your blinds provide for your south facing window. Should your blinds provide strong insulation they can be energy efficient (increasingly) and reduce your heating and cooling costs massively during summer/winter months. South facing windows can often lose heat in winter and gain heat in summer.
We think honeycomb blinds are the perfect choice providing insulation and structure. They provide a barrier and trap heat or cold air between their carefully designed layers of fabric. They are available to order in a huge range of opacities and can be made to fit and size or shaped window.
STYLE AND AESTHETIC
As well as providing light and insulation you’re going to want your blind to look stylish as appealing to the eye. In most houses south facing windows are situated perfectly and take pride of place, so you’re going to want something appealing and that improves your home’s appearance.
You may want to consider roller blinds. We think neutral coluors look amazing, as well as streamline patterns. They look elegant, simple but effective.
If you’re looking for a more traditional look try opting for a roman blind, they can add depth and warmth to any room as-well as providing a homely look often providing the perfect lighting and insulation.