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Do Blackout Blinds Really Work?

Let’s start by identifying what exactly a blackout blind is. Blackout blinds block 100% of the light from passing through the fabric (that’s what blackout means in this context), so they are a great option for bedrooms, home cinemas and nurseries.

What to Consider When Looking for Blackout Blinds

If you are sensitive to sunlight or if you have a street light sitting right outside of your window, then a blackout blind can be the perfect option to create darkness within your room. Generally, there are three different types of blinds that are available with a blackout option, these are roller blinds, roman blinds and vertical blinds. These blinds can all be purchased with a thicker fabric that is designed to block out light. If you were thinking about going with a classic look like Venetians – Venetian blinds have slats that can’t close tight enough, so between slats you will always see horizontal beams of light.

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Blackout Fabrics, Room Temperature and Noise Reduction

Blackout fabrics offer a number of other benefits, besides blocking out light – for example, they offer insulation to a room. This means that during the summer it will keep the room darker and cooler by blocking out the heat of the sun, and during the winter it will insulate the room, stopping the warmth from escaping and lowering your heating bill. Both of these features ensure that the room stays at the right temperature all year round, which can be of benefit to anyone who has difficulty sleeping. Being too hot or too cold is a common reason why people can’t nod off with ease.

Blackout roller blinds are a functional addition to a room, and are a great form of decoration too. There are many styles available to complement the existing decor and design choices of the room. One of the key benefits of roller blinds is that they are so versatile, and are available in a larger selection of colours, patterns and styles than other blackout options.

We can offer you vertical blinds in patterns and a range of colours. They are also available in blackout fabrics as well as sheer voiles for ultimate control of light and privacy.

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Blackout Roller Blinds

These are the staple blind for anyone looking to create a pitch-black room to snooze in. Best used as bedroom blinds, these will help block 100% of the light from passing through the material (with a slight gap to be expected).

Blackout Vertical Blinds

Blackout vertical blinds are another great way of blocking out the light entering your room. The difference with these is that you can spin the vertical vanes to allow the light in as required, so if you’re looking to bathe in the sunshine simply spin the vanes to the open position and bask in the light.

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Blackout Roman Blinds

A Roman blind offers a little more style and class than its blackout counterparts. As it is a less common option, it looks unique and stands out as a style choice. This gives you the opportunity to add a flair of design to your window, decorating it rather than just covering it. By adding the blackout lining to this style you have the perfect combination of practicality and class.

Our expert installers cover Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. If you’d like to chat with one of our team please do give us a call on 01223 398020 or contact us here.

We provide free home appointments at times to suit your lifestyle and a friendly, dependable service with interest-free credit available. We’re available to fit blinds and shutters within your home now – you can find out about our special Covid 19 measures here.

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