How to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Space

As the warmer months start to approach, it’s time to start thinking about your outdoor space and the plans you have for your garden. One of the best ways to enjoy your garden without needing to spend all of your time outdoors is to install an awning or canopy to create shade, save energy and even increase the overall value of your home. At AQ Blinds, we offer a range of awnings to suit different needs, both functional and aesthetic. You might be surprised by the number of benefits these types of blinds can offer when it comes to making the most of your outdoor space.

Enjoy the Shade and Shelter

British summers can be unpredictable, but when the sun does come out, you want a way to be able to enjoy it to the full without needing to retreat back inside for shade. An awning can provide shelter to reduce the temperature when it gets too hot and is a safe place for kids to play without risking sunburn. Patio awnings also deliver a sheltered spot if the rain does make an appearance, so you can still enjoy your garden, regardless of the weather. This sheltered space is ideal if you want to decorate your garden with plants, as you can move them around to provide the right amount of shade and sunlight, depending on their needs.

Expand Your Living Space

Large bi-fold and patio doors are a great way of extending your living space and maximising the amount of room you have, to create flow between the indoors and outdoors. And with retractable blinds, you can ensure that you benefit from the light and warmth without having to worry about insects or flies coming into your home. If you want to furnish your patio area to enable you to relax in comfort, a canopy can protect your furniture from the elements while also giving you and your family extra space to enjoy together.

Complement the Garden Design

From extravagant gardens that are packed with foliage and colourful blooms to minimal layouts that are easier to maintain, gardens come in all different shapes, sizes and styles. But no matter what type of garden you have, or aspire to have, there are awnings and blinds that can complement your style perfectly. You don’t need to settle for a purely functional set-up, as you can incorporate colour, texture and style into your outdoor space with ease. You can be as elaborate or simplistic with the design as you want, to add style and character to your garden, just as you would with the interior of your property.

Create an Area for Entertaining

Your garden is more than just an area to grow plants – it also serves as a wonderful space to enjoy time with friends and family, for summer BBQs and gatherings. In addition to furniture, like comfortable seating, tables and chairs, you may also want to invest in an outdoor awning heater that will allow you to spend longer outdoors throughout the summer without needing to head back inside once the temperature dips. It enables you to enjoy your outdoor space for longer periods of the year too, essentially adding an extra room to your property.


If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, you’ll want to maximise the time you can spend in it throughout the year. By choosing the right blinds or canopy for your space, you can enjoy the perfect balance between revelling in the sunshine in warmer temperatures while also benefitting from a shaded area.

If you need advice on the best blinds for your home, contact the team at AQ Blinds today. We have over three decades of experience in the industry and are on hand to help you with any advice you might need. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your patio area to make it a more inviting space or you want to install a sliding blind to your patio doors to blend the indoor and outdoor more effectively, we can help you choose the right product for your needs.

Author: Aquarius Blinds
Published on: Last updated: 21st March 2024

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