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Let the light in

There’s nothing like the sun beating through your window and filling your room with natural light. Natural sunlight can make you feel healthier by boosting your body’s Vitamin D but also from a design point of view, the brighter the room, the more comfortable it is. So we want to help you maximise the natural light in your home whilst making your room look beautiful with Stitched made to measure curtains or made to measure blinds, framing your window beautifully. Here’s our top tips for maximising natural light in your home.

white bay window roman blinds

01. Position

Install your roman blinds above the window frame (outside the recess), so that when they are open the ‘stackback’ (or folds of the blinds) are well above the glass, letting the sun shine through the entire window! If you install roman blinds inside of the recess, less light is let through as the blinds block the top of the window.

light grey living room curtains

02. Colours

Use light colours or white around your window frame and avoid placing thick and dark furniture near the window. When the sun comes streaming through, it will reflect off the light coloured furniture, curtains or blinds and bounce around the room making your space feel brighter.

curtains with transparent roller blind

03. Curtains + roller blinds

If curtains are your thing but you still need privacy, installing a transparent roller blind is the answer. That way, you don’t have to keep your curtains drawn during the day, as the transparent blinds will let the sunlight through and add a layer of privacy between your room and the street - - - so your modesty can stay in tact!

living room curtains with mirror

04. Reflection

Installing a mirror near or opposite your window will reflect the treasured rays throughout your room - - - maximising the natural light. A really striking mirror is also a great conversation starter and with so many mirror choices available, you can incorporate it into the decor style of your room.

Order free samples

If you’re ready to start creating your curtains and blinds to help maximise the natural light in your home, order 8 free fabric samples!