Prepare Your Windows For The Longest Day Of The Year

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Spring may have only just arrived here in the GTA, but we already have our sights set on summer. In particular, we’re looking forward to June 21. Otherwise known as the Summer Solstice, it’s the longest day of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and it signals the start of the summer season.

Summer — it may not feel like it’s on its way, but you can bet high UV ratings, humidity warnings, and soaring temperatures are in our future. So too are the latest seasonal trends in interior design. The design consultants here at Affordable Blinds have combed through the hottest looks for a stylish home, and we’re going to share with you their favourites.

In terms of colour, we add to spring’s muted pastels bright, vibrant jewel tones. Think soft blues and yellows mixed with bold greens and purples in a Bohemian style. These colours are perfect for those with a flair for the dramatic.

If you prefer to curate calm and quiet spaces in your home, luckily for you there is another trendy option. There will also be a growing number of earthy, rustic colours as we move deeper in the season, with subtle olive greens and terracottas matched with shiny metallics and dark wooden accessories.

Which option sounds best for your inner sanctum? We can’t tell you that, but we can help you find the window treatments that complement your design scheme. Let our design consultants know your preferences, and they’ll show you samples of the best blinds, shades, and shutters. Our selection includes a variety of coverings that include the latest zebra blinds, roman shades, and plantation shutters.

As they pull from our catalogue, colour won’t be their priority. Our consultants are trained to consider issues of light control and privacy when offering you the best treatments available in the GTA. Remember, while it may not be the hottest day of the year, June 21 is the sunniest — if the clouds cooperate!

The sun is above the horizon for over 15 hours on the 21st, making it an ideal day to get outdoors and soak up some vitamin D. Too bad this year’s solstice lands on a Wednesday, when most of us will be indoors working, including our team at Affordable Blinds. But for those of you who work shift work, you know how frustrating the sun can be when you’re on nights.

Don’t worry — we have blinds, shades, and shutters that offer you the utmost control over the natural light let in by windows. Just let our consultants know your needs for each room, and they’ll adjust the style and fabric of the options they show you accordingly.

If you’re ready to update the inside of your home in time for the Summer Solstice, give us a call now or you can email us with a request and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Together, we’ll choose the perfect window treatment for all of your windows this summer.

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