When you are decorating your home you will no doubt have a budget in mind. Paint, materials and decorations can add up so if you can save some money where you can, without compromising on the look then that's great. Window dressings are really essential to a room - not only do they provide a practical purpose like keeping out the sun, privacy, and keeping the room cool or warm, but they also add to the style and look of a room. Window dressings can be expensive so if you can save money on your window dressings, the saving will really add up with every room that you do.
A really great way to save money on window dressings is to opt for DIY shutters. I love window shutters because they look really stylish, and have lots of practical benefits.
Shutters are nice and thick so they can block out the sunlight and heat, keeping the heat inside in winter and the room nice and cool in the summer. In the summer months they also work as a great insect barrier meaning that you can open your windows fully without worrying about lots of insects being able to fly through.
Shutters also give a good amount of privacy, and you can move the slats so that you let more light in, but it is still difficult for people to look in. Because you can control how much light gets into the room with shutters they are great for protecting furniture and carpets from sun damage and fading too.
One of the things that often puts people off getting the window dressings of their dreams is the prohibitive cost. Blinds, curtains and shutters all generally need to be made to measure for your windows and be professionally fitted. This costs money.
I have got good news for you though - you can have shutters in your home without breaking the bank. California Shutters make bespoke made to measure shutters for your home and you can measure for them, and install them yourself, saving a significant amount on the cost of measurements and fitting.
California Shutters have plenty of guides and videos on their website which show you exactly how to do every step, from measuring up the windows, ordering shutters and even step by step guides on how to install them.
There are measuring and fitting guides for every type of window so whatever style of windows you have, you are sure to find the right guide for you. Think about it as learning a new skill - and once you have fitted shutters to one window, you'll know how to do the others and it will only get easier!
Do you like the look of shutters but have been put off by the cost of installation? These bespoke DIY shutters look like a great option. They are suitable for any room in the house too.
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