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Top tips for a cosy conservatory

avatar of Tara Hall

by Tara Hall

Product Innovations Expert

Published: 01/09/2016


When it comes to your conservatory blinds are you a fair-weather friend? When the weather turns colder, does your conservatory give you the chills? If so, here are our top tips for creating a conservatory for all seasons: 


I really enjoy my garden by day, but at night it can feel just a little bit spooky. Thankfully Hillarys have come up with an ingenious solution. Day and Night TransitionTM Pleated blinds cleverly combine two fabrics; one for daytime that allows the light to flood in and one for the evening that gives you complete privacy. 

Brown Day and Night Transition Blinds in a conservatory View Day & Night Transition™ blinds


Our revolutionary EnlightTM Roller blind works in a similar way. These Roller blinds cunningly combine both sheer and privacy fabrics, which move effortlessly from transparency to shade. Open up the sheer fabric panels and your conservatory fills with light. Close them and your conservatory becomes comfortably cosy.

Black Enlight Roller Blind in the Conservatory - Cascade Jet Enlight Roller blind View Roller blinds


Heating a conservatory can be costly, but fit a ThermaShadeTM Pleated blind and you can stay warm for less. That’s because ThermaShadeTM Pleated blinds have an innovative honeycomb cell which traps heat, improving the insulating properties of your windows and maintaining a comfortable temperature.   

Insulating honeycomb cells on a Thermashade Pleated blind View Thermal blinds


A Roman blind offers you lots of stunning design options and sumptuous soft fabrics, which alone can make your conservatory feel more welcoming and homely. But upgrade to a thermal lining and your Roman blind will not only reward you with its good looks but you’ll also feel a whole lot toastier.

Thermal Lined Roman Blind in the Conservatory - Francesca Duck egg Roman blind View Roman blinds


We all know how important it is to insulate our loft space to retain heat. The same principles apply to your conservatory. Our high performance SolarPleatTM fabrics have a special coating that prevents light being absorbed in summer, while providing an insulating layer in winter.

Montoya Sand Pleated blind on a conservatory roof View SolarPleat™ blinds


Warm lighting can really enhance the ambience in a room. For a crisp, dramatic and sophisticated backdrop, choose a black Roller blind to create an irresistibly inviting atmosphere that you’ll be drawn to any time of the day.

Black Roller Blinds in a Conservatory Window - Norfolk Charcoal Roller blinds View Roller blinds


Why let a little thing like bad weather come between you and the outdoors? Our made-to-measure awnings come with a host of optional features, including integrated lighting, radiant heaters and wind sensors, to make sure your awning provides a fabulous outdoor space all year-round.

Yellow Awning Used to Extend Conservatory - Family enjoying alfresco dining with a yellow awning View awnings

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