It has been extremely hot here over the past month or two. We are still trying to sort out what changes we need to do and want to do. Working out shade blinds was a challenge without it costing a fortune.
We have the sun on our back lounge windows in the morning and our bedroom late afternoon. Our house is rendered so it isn't easy working out where the bricks are or the mortar so you can get the screws in the right place. So this is what we decided.
We bought some rods, spring fittings rolls of shade cloth.
Cut them into different size widths. 20cm wider than each window.
Sewed the edges and pockets on top and bottom.
Now look at the results. The black shade cloth matches the house nicely..
Fitted into the windows out side they don't look out of place. Boy they make a difference inside though... we are happy. They were easy to put up and can be taken down at any time. We will store them in the shed over winter..