One of the things you really need to consider when you move house, is how are the windows dressed currently – unless it’s a new build. What is the view immediately outside and can anyone see directly in? My best pal lives on a quiet estate and opposite are the sides of houses only – no overlooking windows or any problem. Therefore she has never felt the need to put up blinds or tulles or nets at all, just has some gorgeously coloured curtains that pull across at night to keep out draughts. Now though, she has thought that a fresh approach is needed – updating her decor, she has changed colourways quite dramatically. Instead of thick curtains hanging each side of the window, she’s now got shutters which open fully in the daytime but shut firmly of an evening and look very smart from both inside and outside.