July 30, 2012 12:12 ET

Bedroom Window Treatments for a Great Night's Sleep

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 30, 2012) - Getting the perfect night's sleep is a combination of factors. It can depend on what's happening in your life at the time and also how restful and peaceful your bedroom is. Sleep therapists may tell us to get rid of any distractions in the bedroom, leaving you in perfect condition to be ready for the day ahead.

In the summer, light streaming into our rooms early in the morning can result in us getting up earlier than we intended. Attempting to go to bed earlier in the evening to compensate can also be difficult due to the lighter evenings.

Hillarys Collections of blinds and curtains

Choosing from the extensive range of blinds from Hillarys, or their stunning collection of curtains, you'll find the ideal practical solutions for a great night's sleep.

Head of Product Design at Hillarys, Sarah Quillam says: "If you have an east or south facing window that gets the early morning light, you may want to consider a curtain or roman blind that has a blackout lining. Or you could layer the two together for a lovely sumptuous look and, as creating texture in the home is a key theme for AW12/13, you'll be on trend too.

"Curtains with thermal linings are great for north facing rooms as they'll help to retain warm or cool air throughout the year, saving money on fuel bills.

"Rooms without much natural light may benefit from lighter fabric treatments. Pairing sheer curtains with a blackout roller blind is a good option."


Sarah adds: "When it comes to colour, your choice of window treatment can either be used to add contrast or enhance the existing palette. Patterns such as stripes and soft florals tend to work best as they're not too busy."

Notes to editors

- Hillarys is the leading made to made blinds, shutters and awnings specialist, with over 40 years experience making and fitting the best quality made to measure options for homes all around the country

- Choose from their stunning collection of tailored conservatory blinds, made to measure Venetian blinds, bespoke Roman blinds or classic shutters for the perfect look in your home

- Whether your home is contemporary or traditional, choose Hillarys for a unique way to enhance any room by effortlessly combining practicality with style

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