Why are roof windows continuing to rise in popularity?

Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, it’s no wonder that we’re passionate about roof windows. All shapes, sizes, and brands – these gateways to the outdoors allow natural light to flood your home and offer the perfect spot for a touch of interior personalization. While there’s been no lull in the popularity of these home additions, we have noticed that the request for skylight blinds has been steadily increasing – particularly during 2020. Additionally Country Living cited roof windows as being one of the ‘Top 15 Home Decor Trends Predicted to Be Huge in 2021’. So, we’re wondering ‘why are roof windows continuing to rise in popularity?’ 

Loft conversion bedroom with roof windows

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Pantone Colour of The Year 2021 – How To Play With Illuminating And Ultimate Gray Through Your Skylight Blinds

At the end of 2020, Pantone announced their Colour of The Year 2021 and surprised us all by highlighting 2 colours – Ultimate Gray (17-5104) and Illuminating (13-0647). In a year that gave us so much upheaval, changed the way we interact with others and threw us all into a state of apprehension, these two colours were deemed the perfect partnership needed to see us into a new year. Together Pantone stated that these two colours create a union of ‘strength and positivity’ with ‘the promise of something sunny and friendly’. Illuminating and Ultimate Gray Pantone Colour of The Year

Trending colours have their place within interior design, much like trending fashion styles come and go. While some aspects of home decor stay put for many years, others are easily changed and upgraded to suit your style at any particular time. While perhaps not the most obvious choice, your skylight window blinds are the ideal place to place with style and colours to suit you in any particular moment. And this blog will explain why they are the perfect way to dust off the old of 2020 and step into a new and more optimistic 2021.  Continue reading

Everything you need to know about bespoke skylight blinds

Unlike other window coverings on the market, skylight blinds are tailor-made for a very specific type of window. They are designed to be used in loft conversions, conservatories and extensions where a roof window has been fitted. To ensure the perfect fit, these types of window blinds are manufactured specifically for your individual window. This allows them to sit within a channel, blocking out as much light as possible and remaining taut throughout their use. Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we manufactured skylight blinds to fit more manufacturer’s windows – including leading names such as VELUX® and Keylite®.

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A Guide To Fitting Skylight Blinds

Fitting skylight blinds – We’ve spoken in depth about the benefits of skylight blinds in our blog. Helping you to create a home that fits your practical and stylistic needs, we’re confident there’s a type out there for every home. And, one of the things we do, here at Skylight Blinds Direct, is create window blinds that work for every budget. We take into account everything from quality of fabric through the variety of styles available to ensure you can always find the right solution. To support this, all of our blinds are available with easy-to-follow and comprehensive installation instructions. You won’t need to invest in additional labour or put off having them installed until a tradesman is free. Instead, fitting your skylight blinds couldn’t be easier. 

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How To Save Money When Investing In Skylight Blinds

No matter why you’ve decided to redecorate or style-up your home, there should always be a budget-consideration. It’s easy to get carried away in the midst of Pinterest, crafting a room that lives up to your highest dreams but far exceeds your financial possibility. Don’t worry – we’ve all done it! Specifically in today’s climate, it’s always helpful to discover where you can save money and invest to ensure you get the best return on your money as possible. 

An image of grey showerproof 100% waterproof skylight VELUX compatible blinds in a bathroom

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Colour of the year 2020 – Incorporate the new decade’s colours into your home with skylight blinds

Every year brings a new colour palette. A decade ago in 2010, it was turquoise that took precedence. Fast forward 5 years and 2015 saw a reddish clay-like colour named Marsala rise to popularity. Tracking colour trends has become just as essential as understanding how interior design and fashion trends evolve to meet our financial climate. So, as we move closer and closer to a brand new decade, it seems only fitting to look at the Colours of the Year that have been announced for 2020. And, while we’re here, show you how to incorporate them using our favourite home accessory – skylight blinds of course. 

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5 Great Reasons To choose Skylight Blinds Direct

Renowned for being “the skylight blinds experts”, Skylight Blinds Direct can provide you with a service like no other to ensure that the style and fitting of your skylight blinds is right for you and your home.

Whether it be for the kids room, the bathroom or kitchen, Skylight Blinds Direct can ensure a 100% child safety guarantee on the entire range of our skylights meaning that they are safe and effective to use throughout the home. We can also ensure to deliver a 3 year guarantee on the skylight blinds by ensuring that their functionality, efficiency and exterior are of excellent quality and long lasting.

1. Blackout Skylight Blinds

We provide 100% blackout skylight blinds. These blinds are energy saving as they are constructed using our high quality thermal blackout fabrics which serve the purpose to reflect heat in the summer and retain heat in the winter. The use of our black out blinds will in turn, decrease the heating bill on those dreaded colder days and keep you cool on those hot summer nights!

2. Waterproof bathroom blinds for your loft conversion

Another great thing about Skylight Blinds Direct is that we provide 100% waterproof roof blinds. Their purpose being to protect and provide guard against the build-up of any mildew and mould. This is especially beneficial for when you need skylight blinds in your bathroom as it will protect against any water vapour or water escape damaging your blinds. Whether it be the kids splashing around in the bath or simply you want to add extra protection to the quality and value of your blinds, our waterproof skylights can ensure to provide 100% protection.

3. Translucent Roof blinds for living rooms and kitchens

Additionally, we provide translucent skylight blinds which deliver two functions all in one!  Everyone knows the struggle of the harsh bright light from the sun shining through when all you want is for it to be softer or darker?  Well, our translucent blinds are guaranteed to reflect the sunlight away from shining in on you meaning that you can just relax! Skylight Blinds Direct also value our customers privacy and therefore we ensure that whilst our translucent blinds will block out the glare of the sun, they will also keep your privacy so that you truly can relax in the comfort of your own home.

Skylight Blinds Direct can also certify that your skylight blinds will be quick and easy to fit… all you need is a screwdriver! Ultimately, our blinds are easy DIY fitting. You can watch our video on how to fit your skylight blinds in a completely straightforward fashion on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHBbEiMV3nI&feature=youtu.be

4. Electric skylight blinds

With an upsurge in technology comes our love for gadgets and remote controlled blinds.  Do you need an electric VELUX blind?  Our solar powered skylight blinds are compatible with VELUX, Fakro, Dakstra, Rooflite and some Roto windows.  These blinds are powered by the sun and don’t need recharging and no wiring is needed so they are perfect as a retro fit.   Ultimately, this service means that you can sit back, relax and let technology do all of the work for you.

5. roof blinds with white surrounds

In the olden days you could only buy your skylight window with a pine frame – well those days are gone.  VELUX and Keylite and the rest of the big boys in the window manufacturing market have realised that the loft now isn’t the forgotten room in the attic but is a haven where style is important.  So now white framed rooflite windows have been rolled out across the UK and Europe.  The only problem with this lovely addition is that VELUX don’t do blinds with White surrounds anymore!  Well we do so don’t worry!  Every one of our blinds is available in either a standard silver frame or white frame option which means you can co-ordinate your blind with your window to create a seamless transition between window and blind.  You are welcome!  See our stunning range of white surround skylight blinds here.

See our website here for more information: https://www.skylight-blinds-direct.co.uk/ or call 0800 008 6293