We all perceive light differently, which largely determines our choice of suitable sun shading system. However, a number of other factors also help determine our sun shading type. Along with the actual light ambience in the room, other issues such as safety, design and technology, for instance, also play a key role in our product choice. And hardly anyone is just one specific type – ultimately, it is the combination that decides our personal sun shading type. Warema, the European market leader for technical sun shading products, has produced a list of five different types as examples.
The safety-conscious sleeper who needs pitch dark
People in this group need to feel safe and comfortable in the bedroom. They need complete darkness to recover overnight from the stresses and strains of daily life. Only then can they be sure to enjoy a relaxing, deep sleep that boosts their performance and restores the balance between body and soul. Warema security roller shutters with their user-friendly remote control block out the irritating light from street lamps or the early morning sun, ensuring an uninterrupted night's sleep. At the same time, they provide a feeling of security and protection so sleepers can safely close their eyes. And burglars hardly stand a chance when confronted by push-up guards, strong aluminium curtains and reinforced guide rails, so the house is also well-protected against break-ins. The certainty of knowing that nothing can happen helps the "darkness lover" to block out their environment and set off happily and confidently on their journey to the land of dreams.
The sensitive sun-lover
Daylight lifts our mood and boosts our ability to concentrate. It is good for body and soul – and that's something the sun-lover appreciates. External venetian blinds by Warema can be used to adjust the incidence of daylight just as the user wishes, so that they can enjoy all the benefits of large window façades in full. No more overheated rooms or curious glances from outside: external venetian blinds combine heat and glare protection with visual privacy in a single, aesthetically-pleasing sun shading solution. Just as desired, they capture the sun's rays before they reach the glass in order to prevent any unwanted heat from entering the room. Or they guide the light into the room without glare to create a pleasant ambience. This can noticeably reduce the use of artificial lighting. Anyone who opts to let plenty of the outside in and enjoy fresh air as well as daylight in their home can also protect themselves against pollen and insects with the integrated VisionAir pollen protection. So even sensitive people with allergies can make their homes as light and sunny as possible and enjoy the beneficial effects of the sun.
The colourful individualist
Individualists know that when it comes to designing their living ambience, it's the details that count. Fortunately, Warema sun shading is available in numerous variants and colours, and so can be chosen to suit the users' particular wishes and preferences. The sun shading can be selected to give each room its own unique touch to suit its particular function and style. Whether external models such as roller blinds, external venetian blinds and façade awnings, or internal sun shading systems in the form of roller blinds, venetian blinds or pleated blinds, the products are all available with different shading options, and contribute to the comfort of a room in their own unique way. Textile sun shading systems create cosiness, and positively invite the occupants to snuggle down within their own four walls and just enjoy relaxing and being at home. Slats, by contrast, are very modern and elegant. In stylish designs to match the interior or as a fresh eye-catcher, the sun shading system can be chosen either to subtly match the interior style or to add attractive colour accents. At the same time, it performs its actual function of providing reliable glare protection and visual privacy to create an individual lighting ambience. For initial inspiration using the colours and fabrics available from Warema, go to the online collection advisor at
The outdoor-lover who doesn't mind the weather
Whether sun, wind or even rain, there is nothing that can keep a true outdoor-lover from their garden or balcony. They simply extend their living room to the outside – provided it is protected against UV rays, gusts and rain showers. The outdoor area is an additional living space that they want to use all year round if they possibly can. Terrea patio awnings and Perea pergola awnings by Warema create the feeling of an outdoor room by reliably covering the balcony and patio awning, their coloured fabric influencing the atmosphere beneficially. And in towns and cities in particular, they also offer the intimacy of visual privacy from above. The weatherproof versions can even stand up to heavy rain. And if the additional patio side screens are used, even strong breezes don't stand a chance of spoiling a cheerful gathering on the patio. One particularly exclusive and attractive alternative is the Lamaxa slatted roof, which opens up new open spaces in the garden or on the patio. With its elegant design, it smoothly becomes part of the landscape or architecture. And so that just the right amount of sunlight shines through the slats from above, they can be aligned individually according to the position of the sun. The slats can be closed completely in the rain, and an additional "outdoor" room that is not affected by the weather is created using ZIP awnings or sliding elements. LED lighting and radiant heaters provide a feel-good atmosphere almost all year round – even after darkness has fallen.
The eco-conscious technology-lover
Tech-savvy sun shaders control their domestic devices and facilities digitally for absolute ease. They love new technologies that make life easier and do a lot of the work for them. For instance, their smart homes are perfectly networked using an automated system. Along with the easy operation of the sun shading system by app, the energy efficiency of their building is also important to them. Automated control systems such as that offered by Warema respond independently and promptly to changes in temperature and weather, ensuring that a continuous feel-good climate with the optimum solar energy use reigns at all times. This also results in significant reductions in heating and cooling energy. The occupants don't even have to be at home for this, but can simply leave all the controls to the system, which takes care of everything for them. Additional benefit: lowering the roller shutters or switching on the lights automatically at night creates the impression that someone is always home, which helps to deter potential burglars.