Hello darlings! An Englishman’s home is his castle, or so they say, and while no one wants to have the fortifications of a castle, one does need a level of seclusion. Modern society has us living on top of one another, and without some careful thought, your home could be similar to a goldfish bowl, especially at night. Modern shading solutions go a long way toward solving this problem, and if you are about to move into a new house, here are some innovative ways to ensure the required degree of seclusion.


  1. Cordless Blinds – Modern screening focuses on functionality, and the days of ropes and pulleys are long gone, with motorised units that have covered mechanisms that allow for fine tuning of shading and privacy. The best way to source these is to browse online, where you will find a wide array of made to measure blinds, and with both horizontal and vertical designs, there will be something just right. You might prefer the timeless look of real timber, or perhaps a composite material, and the choice of colours is only limited to your imagination.

  1. Exterior Window Shutters – These come in stylish timber or anodised aluminium, and with bespoke creations, they can be tailored to suit your window opening styles. Plantation shutters are not only stylish, they are very functional, and with adjustable slats, you control the amount of light that enters the room.

  1. Window Tints – This is one are that technology has given us efficient window tints that reflect the heat away, keeping the interior cooler in the summer months, and with reflective finishes, you can have 100% visibility and complete privacy. You can even have an opaque design, with slats of clear glass to offer the required amount of visibility, and with the right combination, you can achieve every effective screening at an affordable cost. There are plenty of benefits of window tints in the home, which is a very eco-friendly way to improve seclusion.

  1. Window Awnings – These are very stylish and will no doubt add a touch of elegance to any property, but with the right design, they can also give you effective shading. Retractable units allow for fine adjustment, and with a matching patio awning, the look is complete.

  1. The Right Interior and Exterior Lighting – LED solutions make domestic lighting a very creative addition to the overall ambience, and aside from creating a pleasant environment, the right lighting can also improve seclusion. For those who would like some inspiration, there is a guide to home interior lighting online with some great ideas.

Seclusion is very important, especially if you live in a built up area, and with some careful planning and the right screening, you can achieve a balance between privacy and visibility. There are online suppliers of made to measure blinds that can provide the necessary screening in a stylish manner, and with a wide range of fabrics and other materials, you can find something that complements the décor.

Lots of love