The month of December has officially arrived, meaning we have another three months of gorgeous sunshine left before fall returns to Australia. Nothing compares to taking advantage of our country’s natural beauty, and we’re willing to bet that you’ve had beach barbecues and camping vacations scheduled already.

But after you’ve had your fill of sunbathing, you’ll want to retreat to a comfortable, cool home. Even on the hottest days, the right window treatments, such as heat-reflective curtains, can help keep your indoor temps comfortable. We provide a large selection of window furnishings at I Love Curtains that are great for sweltering summer days. Let’s go over a few common heat-reducing window treatment selections.

Layered Window Treatments

A layered window treatment is always the best option if you want to provide your home with the most comfort possible on the hottest days. They often provide the greatest customisation, privacy, airflow, and heat absorption. A pelmet added to the mix and heat-reducing curtains and heat-blocking shades can offer a comfortable interior environment even on the hottest days by effectively blocking harmful UV rays and the sun’s tremendous heat during the day. The idea of mixing and matching window coverings to provide a unique layered design intimidates some homeowners. But with a few straightforward guidelines and a little imagination, you can quickly master the art of layering curtains.

Blackout Curtains and Drapes

Heat-reducing curtains typically work best when selecting a window treatment that will keep your home cool during the summer. You should take both the sort of fabric used to make the curtain and its colour into account. Medium-coloured curtains can limit heat input by up to 33 per cent, and thicker materials with a closed weave keep heat out better than thinner ones with an open weave. For maximum comfort, blackout curtains have a coated backing and three bonded layers. Consider installing a pelmet above the window to catch any heat that rises between the window and the drapes to place your new curtains as near the window as you can to ensure maximum heat reduction.

Blackout Roller Shades

When choosing a window treatment for a formal living room, dining room, or home office, curtains add an air of grandeur to the room. You might want a window treatment that is a little more stylish and contemporary for other rooms in your house. Blackout roller blinds, particularly those that block heat, are the ideal combination of form and function. You should install the roller shades near the window as feasible, similar to heat-reducing drapes. It seals off the area next to the window, trapping heat for maximum comfort within your house. As long as you remember to keep them closed during the height of the day, heat-blocking shades are one of the simplest and most affordable ways to keep your home cool when fitted correctly.

Are you ready to replace your current window coverings with heat-reflective or heat-blocking shades? If so, there is no need to search any further than the fantastic selection we offer at I Love Curtains. Also, remember that fabric matters, especially if you want to choose the ideal one for the season. Call us at 1300 393 266 for all your window furnishing needs today!