Summer is here and it’s the time of year that we love to spend most of our time outdoors. There is plenty to do from barbequing your favorite foods to having a Fourth of July party. All of it sounds like a lot of fun, but you need to prepare your backyard before you can plan your next summer bash. Budget Blinds® wants to help you make your outdoor living space more comfortable with these outdoor items.

outdoor living area

Make your backyard into a tropical oasis with the help of Budget Blinds

Solar Shades

Solar shades are a must-have when it comes to outdoor window coverings. They can be installed to enclose a porch or patio. Solar shades’ main purpose is to diffuse light and shield against solar heat gain, which is ideal if you face extremely hot summers. They come in a wide selection of fabrics and colors to add a touch of style to your outdoor living space. There is a large range of styles and openness levels which make it possible to have a clear view if you choose, or a completely dark shade for some additional privacy. Solar shades are an impressive window treatment because they are durable and come in wide widths to cover large areas.

solar shades surrounding a patio

Protect your patio furniture from harmful sun with solar shades

Shutters

If you are looking for an exquisite window covering for the outdoors, window shutters are your solution. Shutters are one of the most beautiful window treatments that can be custom-made for your outdoor living space. Aluminum shutters are designed to be extremely durable, making them ideal for any type of weather. Exterior shutters can be used to create an outdoor room that will provide you with a view when open and privacy when closed.  Budget Blinds offers an array of colors and finishes to choose from to match your outdoor décor. Shutters are great especially if you have children or pets; since they are cordless they are a safe choice.

shutters enclosing a seating area

A beautiful way to enclose a seating area is with shutters

Outdoor Drapery

Outdoor drapes are a simple way to add color and texture to your outdoor living space. Our exclusive Inspired Drapes® Collection carries fashion-forward outdoor drapes that will look great in any backyard. There are endless design possibilities with the fun, flirty fabrics that will complete your outdoor look. If you are worried about the drapes getting wet due to the weather or a large splash from the pool, don’t worry. The materials are water-repellent. Also, your drapes will always look fresh because they are UV resistant so they hold their color, are anti-bacterial and anti-microbial. Outdoor drapes are an easy, yet functional, outdoor window treatment.

patterns for a outdoor curtain

Outdoor curtains come in a variety of colors and patterns to match your distinct style

Outdoor Rugs 

Adding an outdoor rug will spruce up your living space. Budget Blinds has a wide selection of area rug styles from traditional to modern. Rugs are a great way to add instant texture and color to an area. They can be used in outdoor areas such as patios, decks and porches. Outdoor area rugs are made for extreme conditions because they are resistant to stains and weather. The area rug will protect your floor from water damage and shield your feet from the hot ground. Rugs can transform your outdoor living space into a comfortable summer retreat.

outdoor rug

A rug will add some color and texture to your outdoor living area

Budget Blinds wants to wish you a Happy Fourth of July and Canada Day. We hope these outdoor ideas turn your backyard into the place to be this summer. Your outdoor living areas will be so comfortable it will be hard for your guests to leave!