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4 top tips for creating shade in sunny rooms

Bright ideas to create shade and keep the summer sun at bay

Tara Hall

by Tara Hall

Product Innovations Expert

Published: 03/08/2015

Updated: 15/04/2022

As the days get longer and nights are shorter we see lots of natural sunlight flood into our homes.

At this time of year it’s important to pick the right window dressing to suit your needs. With our bright ideas to control the summer sunshine, we’ve made light work of making the light work for you.


Henley brown grey shutter in small bathroom window above large claw foot bath on pattern tiled floor


When the sun beams through a window it’s a shame to completely block out the summer light.

Our Shutters offer a great solution to controlling light, heat and privacy too. With tilting louvres, you can create several different looks, leave them open for a bright, fresh feel, tilt them for shade or in the cooler months close them to create a warm snug.


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Natural pale grey Pleated blinds dressed on doors and windows, with white Highgrove Pleated blinds on the conservatory roof.

Conservatory Blinds

Conservatory roof blinds are a great choice for creating shade and a comfortable internal temperature.

Fabrics with a sun reflective coating prevent light from being absorbed in the summer and offer an insulating layer in winter, allowing you to enjoy your conservatory all year round.


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Pleated blinds

Lots of windows or south-facing rooms will often become a summer sun trap. Pleated blinds are neat and stylish, and with the option of a reflective backing, they will help to keep a room cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

For a really sleek look try Perfect Fit blinds - they simply click into place between the glazing and beading of uPVC windows, with no need for drilling.


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