We have decided to replace the vertical blinds in the lounge/diner. The previous ones have been up for quite a while and had begun to show signs of wear and tear. The new ones are like the previous ones, in so far as the special reflective coating on the side that faces the outside. This is a special thermal coating that helps to keep the room cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This time we have gone for a lovely natural colour that compliments the shade of the paint on the walls.