Perth is known for blazing summer temperatures, and I’m sure you’ve all experienced a sweltering Christmas Day. The festive season is almost upon us, so we thought we’d give you a few tips on how to keep your outdoor area cool this Christmas.


Create the perfect entertaining area

We’ve talked about getting your alfresco ready for summer before, and there is nothing quite like outdoor entertaining. Now is the perfect time to start planning what type of outdoor blinds you need to help block out the sun and keep your guests cool.


Once you have arranged your furniture in a suitable layout, taking advantage of any shade you may have, you can consider where to place your BBQ and eskies. If you are lucky enough to have a covered outdoor area, consider ZipTrak or café blinds to help create an extra outdoor room.

Consider a few well-placed outdoor fans, either portable ones or have them added to your pergola. And if you want to go the extra mile, add a misting system. A paddling pool on the lawn will keep younger guests cool, and plenty of cold drinks will keep even the fussiest Grinch in a good mood!


Stay Sun-Safe

To keep you and your family sun-safe during your Christmas lunch cook-out, consider investing in an awning or outdoor blind this summer. These blinds are typically manufactured from high-density canvas or polyester mesh, providing shade, and reducing UV rays. It’s also possible to install two-tone outdoor blinds and awnings made from canvas and PVC, making them sun, wind, and rainproof for sheltered outdoor living year-round.


Choosing your outdoor blind fabric

Select your blind for heat protection first and remember that not all fabric types suit all styles of blind – check yours before falling in love with a colour.


  • Light-coloured blinds reflect more heat but may show up dirt earlier and don’t “shade” the light way a dark will.
  • When looking at “mesh” outdoor fabrics, darker colours like charcoal and black maximise eye comfort and enhance the view.
  • Fabrics can come from 98% block-out canvas to lighter weight 80% mesh styles, giving you a range of options.


Get your whole home ready for summer with vision decor

Christmas is just around the corner, so get in touch with us today to start getting your outdoor alfresco area ready for the festive season. At Vision Décor, we provide our loyal customers with an unrivalled home décor experience. We produce quality products that are unique, stylish, and innovative – perfect for your home. Our consultants are knowledgeable industry professionals who are passionate about everything interior design. Leave the hard work to us.

Contact the team at Vision Décor today for an obligation-free quote to get your home and alfresco ready for an outdoor Christmas.