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The nights are drawing in and we all want to make our homes as cosy as possible.  Victoria Harrison of Angel + Blume talks you through different window treatments and shows you how to make the most of your view this winter.

(This blog post first featured in Cambridge News)

The first thing to consider when choosing your window treatment is what your windows look out on – do you want to frame or hide this view? Shutters are a great option if you want to hide some of the view from your window, as you can open them in sections. So if you want to hide the view from the road, but want to let some light in you could just close the lower section and keep the top open during the day for light and privacy.

If you have a beautiful view that you want to show off, sheer blinds are a good option as they can be pulled down to shade some of the sunshine but without obscuring the view. If your main priority is to maintain heat then these might not be the best option but they can always be layered up with thicker curtains during the winter months which can be drawn across at night.

Roller blinds are great for kitchens and bathrooms as they are simple to clean and maintain. If you have a dark, gloomy room that needs cheering up, a roller blind in a bright shade or cheerful print will instantly lighten up the space – perfect for beating the winter blues.

Curtains are a traditional choice and some people like to change their curtains in the colder months to increase the level of warmth they provide. Winter curtains can  be interlined to create a really thick finish and this fabric by Zimmer and Rohde adds a rich shot of colour and a tactile warmth to see you through the winter months.

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Venetian blinds a good option for a contemporary scheme as the  neat and simple design works well with a pared back interior. They offer a good level of privacy in a built up area but when opened they still allow winter sunshine to filter through.

Image credits: The New England Shutter Company, Zimmer + Rohde, Eclectics, Mark Box

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