Awnings, Shutters And Awnings For Your Hom

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When choosing blinds, shutters, louvres or awnings for your home, consider the overall look of your space. In addition to the aesthetic, insulation and energy efficiency are also important factors. There are many different types of custom shades to choose from. Some fold like an accordion, while others have alternating strips of solid and sheer fabric for room darkening and privacy.


Awnings come in a wide range of colours and textures to suit a variety of tastes. Some offer a more organic look that blends with and enhances the home decor, while others add visual interest to a room. Some awnings feature patterns or designs, while others are more minimalist and elegant. For the best aesthetic, opt for a colour that seamlessly blends with your home’s exterior paint and colour scheme, as well as its existing internal décor. If you’re looking for a natural feel, consider bamboo shades or roman blinds.

Ideally, look for shading solutions that can do double duty, such as offering privacy screening or protection from ember attack in the event of a bushfire. Awnings that have wind safe sensors react to increased winds by retracting the awning, protecting your home and furnishings.

Light Control

As the days get longer and brighter, many homeowners struggle with excessive glare and sunlight. Blinds and shutter can be used to regulate the light levels in a home, protecting against overheating or disturbing sleep cycles. Many shades have a bottom-up or top-down opening which can be opened to control the amount of light entering a room. This is particularly useful for bathrooms, bedrooms and spaces where privacy is important.

Shades come in a variety of colours, fabrics, shapes and styles, including transitional zebra shades which offer alternating strips of solid and sheer fabric for enhanced privacy. Other popular options include cellular shades, which are the most energy-efficient and block sunlight while still providing a view of the outside world. NICE Automation offers a range of motorised blind, shutter and awning automation devices that enable you to automate your interior shaded windows. They’re a great option for residential, commercial and industrial projects. You can close your internal shades at the touch of a button or integrate them into your Smart Home using voice activation.

Energy Efficiency

During summer internal shading reduces solar heat gain by preventing the sun’s shortwave infrared radiation from reaching glazed surfaces. By keeping the sun out this can help reduce mechanical space cooling and energy costs. During winter the low level sun’s warmth can be absorbed by thermal mass within the home which can then be released as the night cools potentially reducing heating costs. Well fitted pelmets that conceal tracks and wiring can also minimise heat loss from windows.

Internal window furnishings that are able to automatically open and close in response to changing weather conditions can improve energy efficiency. This can be done using smart controls that allow you to program your window furnishings to open on a timer to wake you in the morning and then close when the sun is at its strongest reducing the amount of UV rays entering the home which can cause carpeting and furniture fading. Cellular shades containing multiple air layers in honeycomb cross-section that are fitted into weather stripped edge tracks can also add R-value to the windows providing further energy savings and insulation.


Awnings are a great way to add privacy to your home. They shield your interior from prying eyes, and can be adjusted to block light or noise from outside. Many shades are available in different opacities, so you can choose a shade that fits your needs. If you’re looking for more control over light, consider a bottom-up or top-down shade. These shades are especially effective in bedrooms and bathrooms, as they allow you to lower the shade’s top but keep the bottom open for airflow or light.

Shutter blinds are a versatile shading solution that offers both aesthetic and functional benefits. Their adjustable slats can be controlled manually or with smart home systems, and they are suitable for all types of homes. They can give a sophisticated touch to modern living solutions as well as more traditional or historical ones, and they’re a stylish addition to any facade. They also provide protection against sunlight, which is important for your health.


Shutter awning internal shading blinds are mounted inside the window frame and offer a subtle, understated look. For casual spaces like great rooms, this style works well to add texture and style. They are also great for concealing unsightly, stained, or mouldy windows that may detract from the overall appearance of a home. And as a bonus, they can be DIY suitable.