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Bedroom with edgy decor and neutral Curtains in Abigail Ahern Lucien Dust fabric layered with Lucien Dust Roman Blind with a Colette Amour Orange Fringing

5 ways to beat the chill this winter

Discover how to insulate your home with heat retaining made-to-measure blinds and curtains

by Chloé Jones

Window Solutions and Styling Expert

Published: 17/10/2022

An enormous amount of heat is lost through poorly insulated windows, and with energy prices on the rise, now is a very good time to start winter-proofing your home.

Help to reduce energy needed for heating with are our ideas and inspiration for blinds and curtains that'll keep your home cosy and comfortable.

1. Choose a specialist product

Our stylish range of Thermal blinds offer a practical solution to help you reduce energy needed for heating in your home. They’re made up of honeycomb-shaped cells that trap air and create a barrier between your warm room and the cold window to help keep your space at a comfortable temperature.

Thermal blinds are suitable for all rooms in the house but are particularly effective in conservatories and garden rooms, which get very cold in the winter months.

Muse Pearl curtains and Daze Silver romans in the dining room

2. Layer up

Curtains are a great way to bring warmth into a space‚ especially if you have large expanses of glass or sliding doors which can make your room feel chilly in the colder months.

For an even cosier‚ darker and comfier space try layering your curtains over a Roman blind. The pairing will not only look great‚ but can also be extremely effective in reducing heat loss through your windows.

A navy blue bedroom with a window dressed with gold curtains

3. Add a lining

A significant proportion of the heat in a room can be diffused through windows, even windows that are double glazed. So it’s important to dress them with the right product to help insulate your home.

A lining can transform a fabric’s thermal properties. While all our curtains and Roman blinds are fully lined as standard, you have the option to add one of our specialist thermal or blackout linings that will not only bring luxury to your window but will also help keep a room cosy and warm.

Nola camo roman blinds in cosy rustic bedroom

4. Get the perfect fit

Cold air is sneaky and can easily find its way into your home by moving around the window covering, through gaps at the sides, above and below. A properly fitted product will help eliminate these draughts and help to maximise heat retention.


Your expert local advisor will take care of this for you. They’ll accurately measure up and fit to make sure your blind sits tightly in the window frame so it can trap the air between the fabric and the window, keeping the chill out and the heat in.

5. Just shut it out

Shutters are an excellent way to insulate your windows and improve the energy efficiency of your home. With a wooden barrier at your window, shutting them on cold evenings will keep chills out and the warmth in. 

Shutters are flexible too, giving you the option to keep the frames closed and keep the draughts at bay, but still allowing light in by positioning the slats to suit you. 

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