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Blackout Blinds For The Summer Nights Sky

Blackout Blinds For The Summer Nights Sky

Ana Zuravliova

By Ana Zuravliova

Trend Specialist at Blinds Direct
Wed 25 May 2022
Last updated Mon 6 Mar 2023

Summer is finally on the horizon and amidst the parties, BBQs, and holidays there are shorter nights and more natural light. With the extra light, ensuring we maintain a healthy level of sleep during these months can be a challenge. Blackout blinds however are a great way to limit the impact of light on our sleep, while also adding style to the space. Read on to find out how to blackout a room and sleep easy this summer!

The importance of sleep

Sleep plays a massive role in our lives, from brain development as children to strengthening our immune system and relieving stress as adults. Ensuring we get the right amount and best quality sleep is vital for our overall well being. With most of England’s population struggling to enjoy high-quality sleep, Blinds Direct is here to assist, and provide you with premium quality, handmade blackout window dressings that will limit any disturbances throughout the night. To learn more about the importance of sleep, check out our recent Wake Up Well campaign.

How to block out the summer sun

Summer is an exciting time of year, nature has come back to life, and socialising begins to refill our schedules. That said, with the longer days and shorter nights, ensuring we capture forty winks should be at the forefront of all our minds. Blackout blinds and curtains are the perfect addition for our homes to be transformed into a sleep sanctuary, not only for ourselves but for our families. Getting kids to settle down for a good night’s sleep when the sun is still shining can seem like an uphill battle; however, with the addition of blackout blinds or curtains to block out the summer sun, this task has never been easier.

The best blinds for the summer

Blackout blinds are an easy and stylish way to limit the light entering your space. What’s more, there are many ways in which you can introduce blackout qualities into your decor. Whether you’re looking for a Roman, roller or vertical blind, the good news is that there are plenty of blackout options for you!

image of bedroom to show how you can use blackout roller blinds to block out light

Blackout Roman blinds

Roman blinds are a popular choice when it comes to bedrooms as the gentle folds of fabric add a softness to the space. Moreover, because our Roman blinds are handmade, you are given the flexibility to add a special blackout lining to any fabric. This allows you to select from a wide range of colours, patterns and textured fabrics that can complement our existing interior design styles.

Blackout Roman blinds will not only transform your bedroom into a cool, dark space, ideal for sleeping, but the multiple layers of fabric limit the impact of outside noise too. This makes them the perfect choice for bedrooms that look out onto busy streets, or for children’s bedrooms to ensure that they attain the optimum sleeping condition.

Blackout roller blinds

Roller blinds are a great choice for adding practical qualities into the space, from PVC and hygienic to blackout, while also elevating the style of the given room.

With a wide range of patterns, colours and style available, blackout roller blinds are the perfect choice for many rooms, especially nurseries and children’s bedrooms! The single sheet of fabric provides the opportunity to inject some colour and pattern into the space, which can include exciting space rockets, animals or even fruits and veggies.

image of chair next to window to show how blackout roman blinds are used to block out light
a room set image of teen bedroom using cordless roller blinds to block out light at night time

Blackout vertical blinds

Summer is a time of year where our social calendars tend to fill up, and relaxing nights often take a backseat. That said, settling down for a movie night never goes amiss and with the implementation of blackout vertical blinds, it has never been easier to snuggle down and enjoy a good watch on the small screen.

Offering a variety of beneficial qualities; from full control over lighting and privacy to blocking out the summer sun, blackout vertical blinds are a great addition for living rooms, turning them into home cinemas.

Blackout cordless roller blinds

As part of our latest collection, blackout cordless roller blinds work wonderfully in homes where pets and young children roam freely. The cordless technology means no little ones will be pulling at chains or cords causing damage, or pets getting tangled up in the strings. These qualities make cordless roller blinds ideal for living rooms, children’s bedrooms, and nurseries.

room set image to show a bedroom using blackout vertical blinds to control light

Using blackout curtains to block out light

For those of who prefer the striking style of curtains, blackout curtains will be the perfect addition for your home! As with our range of quality Roman blinds, you can add a free blackout lining to any curtain available on the Blinds Direct website. Whether you’re looking for red stripes, green spots, or block grey, you can enjoy a free blackout lining upgrade that’s perfect for the bedroom. Curtains are also a wonderful way to add texture, pattern, and colour to a décor scheme.

You can also consider a thermal lining for the curtain. Layering blackout blinds with thermal lined curtains will provide the ultimate environment for the night-time with the blind blocking out the light, and the thermal lining in the curtain keeping your space cooler in the summer and warm in winter. What’s more, a thermal lining will help you reduce your energy consumption and save money. Where light can sometimes seep around the edges of blinds, layering the window will eliminate that dull glow. Layering also offers the ability to mix patterns, textures and colours creating a décor that’s truly unique. Create the perfect look for your home, while making sleeping in summer an easier process.

large image of bedroom using curtains as a way to block out natural light

Blackout roof blinds

If your bedroom also has a trendy skylight, you can also contemplate blackout roof blinds! Roof blinds, like their window equivalents will stop light from entering from above! Roof blinds are particularly easy to fit, simply find which make and model you have in your roof, and select the relevant types of blinds for roof windows on the website. It couldn’t be easier!

image of loft conversion bedroom using blackout roof blinds to block light out

With a variety of blackout blinds and curtains to choose from, ensuring you get the right pattern, colour and finish is vital to adding that finishing touch to your décor. Ordering a selection of up to eight free samples will allow you to find the perfect fabric allowing your window dressing to be the cherry on top of the cake!

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