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4 Curtains That Will Keep Your Home Breezy Without Breaking Your Budget

Keep the rays of the sun out with the right piece


There's nothing more satisfying than waking up, basking in the sun, and feeling the breeze against your skin. However, now that the temperatures are rising, this can cause more damage than comfort.

While opening your windows can offer relief from the summer heat, it can also make your house extra stuffy. Don't worry, there are simple solutions to beating the heat aside from using air conditioning and one of them is changing the curtains! 

We've come up with a list of summer-friendly curtain materials that can help keep your home cool and comfy: 

Main photo from: Townhouse 12

Layered Curtains 

Layered or insulated curtains acts as a heat exchange tool to keep warm air from entering while creating a soothing ambiance. It is also thick enough to keep the harmful rays of the sun out of your home. 

For a classic look, pair black and white drapes together to keep it from clashing with your decor. If you prefer something more design-savvy, you can go for richer colors like burgundy and a deep gray. 

READ: 5 Unexpected Color Combos That Work  

Photo from We Are The Tempted

Lined Shades 

A more affordable alternative to insulated curtains are lined shades. Aside from preventing the heat from infiltrating your living area, it helps protect sun-sensitive furniture pieces from fading quickly. Consider using woven cotton linings which you can buy by the meter at your local fabric shop. 

Photo from Gosiaswerwatka.    

Sheer Curtains 

If you don't want to completely conceal your home from the outdoors, sheer curtains are the perfect choice. Since the material is loosely woven, it allows you see view of your garden and bring in natural light while helping control the heat in your home. 

Sheer curtains work best for screened patios or spaces with glass windows. Experiment with light colors, preferably pastel, to keep with the crisp and fresh vibe you're going for. 

Photo from Moshells

Blackout Curtains 

According to Home Furnishing Information, blackout curtains have three major benefits—it can block 99% of the light during the day, filter 40% of external noise, and help you reduce your energy costs by 25%. Given that it controls both light and temperature, it's a great option not only for the summer time but all-year round as well. 

RL Tip: If black is too stark for your taste, you can opt for shades of blue and green!

Photo from Dubai Furniture

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