If you are anything like us, you will have noticed that the sunset is getting later and later. In fact, with the temperature starting to rise and sun beginning to peek out from behind the clouds, summer is well and truly on its way in! 

However, as the calendar is now coming to the end of spring, now is the best time to get your home ready for summer. Whether you are someone who enjoys throwing a nice summer party or kicking back with a good book on the couch, your home is your sanctuary and the right design is vital.

So, what are the essentials of a summer home? Read on to find out.

Sunscreen Roller Blinds

As much as we love the sun, the strong summer rays can quickly lift room temperatures and might even damage the fabric on your furniture. This is where sunscreen roller blinds can be of value.

During the warmer months, we recommend sunscreen roller blinds which filter sunlight and create valuable privacy - perfect as you open your home up for air circulation. These can be layered with your existing curtains or installed on their own, it's completely up to how you would like your room to look.

Roller blinds also add another layer to any design and are a great feature to stylistically impress your friends and family this summer.

Blockout Roller Blinds

Of course, the downside to late nights around the BBQ is that the early morning sun will get into your bedroom and wake you up with the birds. Let's face it, few people really want to be awake at 5 a.m. on a lazy summer Sunday morning. Enter blockout roller blinds - designed with all the functionality of normal blinds, but has the added bonus of preventing that pesky sun from saying hello.

This may be the good option in a kid's room, for those who operate in shifts or naturally light sleepers.

Dual Roller Blinds

Double roll, also known as dual roller blinds, use a two-layer system to cover all your window screening needs from day to night.

Select a sunscreen fabric for the bottom layer to provide sun filtering and privacy during the day, then roll down a blockout fabric layer for night-time privacy and total light blockout. Choose from any of Harvey's sunscreen or blockout roller blind fabric ranges to get the right combination for your home.

The beauty of dual roller blinds is in their simplicity. One minimalist blind covers all your window furnishing needs and rolls away discreetly when not in use.


With the New Zealand summer extending to March and even April, now is the right time to prepare for the fun times ahead!

For more information about custom roller blinds, get in touch or book a free in-home consultation with the expert team at Harvey Furnishings today.

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