Undergoing an interior design project is always a lot of fun. It’s a chance for you to rub your DIY hands together and create some magic! I mean, who doesn’t like doing up their home and decorating it to look nicer and more refreshed? Some projects can take weeks, maybe even months, until they’re complete – but it’s all worth it in the end.
Once you’ve finished decorating, you might think your work is done. However, you have to ensure you maintain this beautiful new design. There are loads of things that can ruin the way your home decor looks, turning it into the ugly mess it once was.
Most notably, sunlight.
Yep, sunlight is a real issue in your home as it can totally destroy rooms and wreck your lovely new decor. It fades colours and damages fabrics, putting all your hard work to waste. As such, you need to protect your home from it, and here’s how:
Get Roller Blinds
Roller blinds are a really smart way of protecting your home from sunlight. They’re not as heavy or thick as curtains, meaning your rooms don’t have to be plunged into darkness during the day. Plus, you can easily adjust how open or closed they are, meaning you can let in some light if you want to. Despite their lightness, roller blinds are still effective at preventing those damaging UV rays from touching your stuff and tinting colours/causing the fabric to fade.
Tint Your Windows
As well as using blinds, you should also think about tinting your windows to block out some of the harmful sun rays. Now, window tinting at home is not something most people think about. They assume this will cast a shadow inside your home, and make the place feel really gloomy. In reality, it doesn’t do that at all, but it does add a protective layer between your windows and your room. So, even if you choose to have the roller blinds fully open, the tint will block out UV rays and prevent your furniture and walls from suffering sun damage. I also think this adds an extra layer of privacy to your home as it makes it harder for people to see you from the outside looking in.
Cover Furniture & Other Items Most At Risk
Another thing you can do is cover the items most at risk of sun damage. I’m talking about furniture or ornaments that are constantly bathed in sunlight. Adding a throw to your sofa can be a stylish touch that actually improves your home decor, which is a bonus! But, the main aim is to stop any sun from touching the actual sofa material. Cover things near your window sill with anything that puts them in the shade, or move them to shaded areas away from sunlight. This prolongs their life and prevents sun damage.
Much like your skin, which needs sunblock to protect it from the harsh rays of the sun, the furniture and ornaments in your home also need cover. Colors will fade, and upholstery will thin out over time due to constant use and exposure. Apart from covering your furniture, you can also change the fabric with durable weatherproof upholstery. That way, you won’t need to do much layering in your home décor. Many of these fabrics are made for outdoor furniture, but they can also work indoors, especially if your room receives abundant sunshine.
If you follow these three tips, you’ll stop the sun from ruining your home decor. Now, you don’t have to fear summer, as a sunny day doesn’t mean your home is at risk of being totally bleached!
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