Stay Cool and Calm with Blackout Blinds

As anyone who struggles to sleep will tell you, having a dark enough room is vital for the body to sleep soundly and awaken refreshed. Many of us struggle to fall asleep during the summer months when the nights are lighter, but by investing in blackout blinds, sleepless nights could soon be a thing of the past. Our handy guide to blackout blinds will help you to decide if this product is right for you.

What are Blackout Blinds


Blackout blinds are usually roller blinds, and they have a coating which blocks out sunlight from the room, creating a completely dark space in which to relax and unwind. It’s also possible to find Velux blinds with a blackout coating for those whose homes have Velux windows. Roman blinds and vertical blinds can also be found with blackout lining, although vertical blinds are a less popular choice as they still let light in between the slats.

Benefits of Blackout Blinds


There are a number of benefits to installing blackout blinds – here are some of the main ones:

• Your room will be completely dark for sleeping and resting, allowing your body’s natural clock to realise it is time for sleep;

• Your room will be cooler as sunlight is kept out;

• Night shift workers may benefit from blackout blinds as they need to sleep during the day. Those who work shifts often struggle to sleep during the day, as the body reacts to sunlight and thinks it is time to be awake!

Blackout blinds incorporate a thick, light-proof lining which keeps light out of the room, and therefore also helps to keep the room cool. Research has shown that we sleep most soundly when we are cooler – it’s a good idea to sleep in a room which is cool and use a duvet to keep warm rather than cranking up the heating.

Choosing the Right Blackout Blinds


When it comes to choosing blackout blinds for your home, it is an easy process. The type of blinds you choose will largely depend upon your windows – for example, if they are Velux or regular double glazed windows. It’s then simply a case of deciding whether you would like a roller blind or a more decorative fabric Roman blind. Most blind installers stock a range of blackout blinds or can add blackout fabric to some of their existing ranges upon request, so shop around to find the best deal for your money.

Where to find blackout blinds


Blinds-2go offer blackout blinds from just £22.95 starting price. They are made to measure so surely you will have a fit. They also offer 3 year guarantee for peace of mind. 

Hillarys, of course, as one of the biggest blinds supplier in the UK have a very wide range and affordable prices. You will benefit from 50% off.

BlindsDirect are one of the main manufacturers in UK offering handmade to measure roller, roman and vertical blinds with 5 years guarantee. To make it easier for you to make a choice, they can provide free samples. 

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