Choosing The Right Blinds For Your Windows


It can be difficult to decide what types of blinds to have for various windows in your home or office. Below are some of the different types you could consider for various types of rooms. Explore our range of window blinds on our website or you can read one of our fantastic blogs on where to buy made to measure blinds in London.


Blackout Blinds

Blackout blinds prevent sunlight for a solid darkness in a room. This is achieved by tightly woven fabrics, which ensure minimum light passes through. These are especially beneficial when used in bedrooms, helping you avoid interrupted sleep or an early morning wake up. Blackout blinds are also good for offices were projector screens are used, for example in board rooms.


Other benefits of blackout blinds include:


Noise reduction: blackout blinds reduce the amount of noise that enters a room. Because of the fabric, sound waves have difficulty penetrating through.


Added insulation: Blackout blinds are insulators; again, due to the tightly woven fabrics, heat is trapped inside the room. This is an advantage as it cuts down your energy costs – heat is kept inside for the cold, winter periods, and reflected out of the room for the warmer, summer months.
Blackout blinds are available in different colours and various patterns and can be fitted to many types of window as roller blinds or vertical blinds. Blackout Velux blinds are also available.


Roller Blinds

Blackout roller blinds block the most light as these blinds are basically a complete fabric rolled down or rolled up with either a chain operated control or with a spring-loaded mechanism. You only have light seeping in around the edges of this type of blind.


Vertical Blinds

Blackout vertical blinds are good also for blocking light but light tends to seep through the overlaps of each individual slat and around the edges of the blind. The benefit of having a blackout vertical blind over a blackout roller blind would be that you are able to tilt the slats to control the amount of light either blocked or allowed into a room.


Velux Blinds

Velux blinds are available in many fabrics, mainly blackout ones. Blackout Velux blinds leave no gaps so you can expect any room with these blinds fitted to be really dark.

Non-Blackout Blinds

Of course, not every room in your office or home is going to require blackout blinds. In some cases, you’ll prefer blinds that let some light through while maintaining privacy and blocking out harsh direct sunlight. Here are a few options to consider:


Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are a good choice for homeowners as these blinds look stylish and modern. They are available in whites, creams, and wooden copies. Venetian blinds are also very good for the bedrooms as wooden blinds are made from solid wood so they are good for blocking the light. These blinds are great in living rooms, kitchens – pretty much any room in the home!


Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are an excellent choice for a modern, sophisticated look. These blinds are great for blocking light in bedrooms as they are able to be fitted quite tightly, stopping light from getting through and around the edges of the blind. Fitted Roman blinds are an excellent choice as they will always look better than buying off the shelf. Roman blinds are easily operated with a chain and can be drawn up to allow light in any room.


Perfect Fit Blinds

Perfect Fit blinds are an excellent choice for windows such as French Doors, which open into a room. Perfect Fit blinds for French doors and windows that tilt and turn are an innovative design where no holes are needed. In short, brackets are pushed between the window and the window seal and the perfect fit frame system is fitted onto these, holding the blind attached inside the frame into place.


If you need any more information, please get in touch with LondonBlinds4U to book an appointment and we will be happy to attend, measure up, and quote you there and then for free!