If you have a modern villa with a swimming pool or the traditional indoor courtyard, it is best to opt for monsoon blinds. The transparent PVC fabric ensures that the view is not blocked. Sturdy steel and cable fixtures used to hold the bling can withstand gutsy wind or pelting rain. They can be raised on the days when the sun is out and lowered when it rains.
It is time to put away the sunny, light sheets and fabrics. Change the colours too, replacing sunny yellows and pastels. Go for the cosy greens and deep blues that invite you to curl up.
With memories of recent water shortage, rainwater harvesting is on everyone’s mind in Chennai, even during the monsoon. Residents are adding an exotic touch to this functional task by way using chains, etc and sharing the ideas on social media.
If you have dark interiors-either by way of wall panel colours or cross ventilation, you can off-set it with warm lights. Cut glass ceiling lights are one of the current favourites. However, LED lights work wonders too.
Go for outdoor bamboo blinds which are not very expensive. Both high-end interior showrooms and your roadside vendors can customise them for you.