Blackout doesn’t mean black
Blackout blinds always being black is a thing of the past. We’ve carefully selected a range of fabrics that accommodates the blackout feature as well as having a brilliant selection of colours and patterns. We have standard colours as well as patterned fabrics, so we’ll be sure to have something to match your room.
Blackout blinds are window coverings designed to block out almost all incoming light from outside. They offer several benefits and features that make them a popular choice for individuals seeking maximum light control and privacy. Here are some advantages of blackout blinds:
- Light Blocking: The primary purpose of blackout blinds is to block out incoming light. These blinds are made with opaque or heavily lined fabrics that effectively prevent sunlight from entering the room. This is especially beneficial for those who need to sleep during the day, such as night shift workers or individuals with sensitivity to light. Blackout blinds create a dark and conducive environment for restful sleep or for rooms where light control is essential, such as home theaters or nurseries.
- Privacy: Blackout blinds provide an excellent level of privacy, especially when combined with their light-blocking capabilities. When the blinds are closed, they prevent people from outside seeing into your space. This is particularly important for ground-level rooms or areas facing busy streets. With blackout blinds, you can enjoy complete privacy without compromising on style or functionality.
- Energy Efficiency: Blackout blinds offer insulation properties that contribute to energy efficiency. The dense and thick fabrics of blackout blinds act as an additional barrier, helping to reduce heat transfer through the windows. In hot weather, they block out the sun’s heat, keeping the room cooler and reducing the need for excessive air conditioning. Similarly, in colder months, they help to retain warmth inside the room, reducing heating costs. This can lead to energy savings and a more comfortable indoor environment.
- Noise Reduction: The thick materials used in blackout blinds also help to reduce outside noise. They act as a barrier, absorbing and dampening sound waves, creating a quieter and more peaceful indoor environment. This is particularly beneficial if your home is located near a busy street, construction site, or any other source of noise pollution.
- Light Control Flexibility: While the primary purpose of blackout blinds is to block out light, they also offer flexibility in terms of light control. Some blackout blinds come with adjustable slats or panels that allow you to partially or fully open the blinds, allowing natural light to enter the room when desired. This feature gives you the freedom to control the amount of light according to your needs and preferences.
- UV Protection: Blackout blinds provide protection against harmful UV rays from the sun. Prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause fading and damage to furniture, flooring, and other interior elements. By using blackout blinds, you can effectively reduce the amount of UV radiation entering the room, helping to preserve the longevity and color vibrancy of your belongings.
- Style and Design Options: Blackout blinds are available in a variety of styles, designs, and colors, allowing you to find options that match your interior decor. Whether you prefer roller blinds, Roman blinds, or vertical blinds, you can choose the style that best suits your aesthetic preferences.
- Easy Maintenance: Blackout blinds are generally easy to maintain. Most can be cleaned by regular dusting or wiping with a soft cloth. Some blackout blinds are also machine washable, which simplifies the cleaning process. It is always recommended to check the manufacturer’s instructions for specific cleaning and maintenance guidelines.
In summary, blackout blinds offer effective light blocking, enhanced privacy, energy efficiency, noise reduction, UV protection, flexibility in light control, style options, and easy maintenance. These features make them a popular choice for bedrooms, nurseries, home theatres, or any other space where light control and privacy are important considerations.
To ensure the highest level of darkness, we can build your new blinds into a discrete frame that we build onto the frame of your existing window. This option is really good for a bedroom, where darkness is important for someone to get a good nights sleep. These can then be retracted away, when they are not needed.
Blackout Blinds in a cassette for total darkness
Do you want an extra 2 hours sleep a day or do you want your children not to wake you up at 5.00 in the morning ? We offer blackout blinds within a cassette and side and bottom channels. This will give you total darkness. Make sure you set the alarm!
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