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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Do solar-powered skylight blinds still work during Winter?

If you’re looking for an energy-efficient, practical and stylish option for your home, solar-powered skylight blinds may tick all the boxes. They are available in a wide variety of styles and materials, can be made-to-measure and work effectively in busy homes. But as we move further into the colder months, the days begin to get darker. So, do solar-powered skylight blinds still work during Winter? And, are they a worthy investment, even at this time of year? 

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Are Conservatory Roof Blinds Worth It?

Conservatories have long been a popular choice with homeowners here in the UK. They allow you to draw in extra light, expand your kitchen space and offer a way to enjoy your garden, even during the winter months. Allowing in as much natural light is one of the basic rules when it comes to making a space feel expansive. So, in this case, do you really need to invest in conservatory roof blinds? Are they really worth it?

Conservatory roof blind rolled back on a peaked glass roof window

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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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3 Tips To Help You Choose The Right Skylight Blinds For Every Room

Skylight blinds are designed to help you make the most of any space. They come in a wide variety of styles and colours, each one crafted to suit different needs. If you’re just starting out on your interior design journey, it may seem a simple thing to identify the right skylight blind. Perhaps you look for a colour that fits your room? Or you simply look for the cheapest option to free up funds for other areas. 

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How Translucent Skylight Blinds Can Help In Winter

One of the main purposes of skylight blinds is to help you to manage light in your conservatory, extension or loft. Roof windows are positioned at the optimal angle to allow in as much natural light as possible. While this helps to visually maximise the space inside your new room, it also means you need to find the most appropriate way to manage this. And, for many households, that is by using translucent skylight blinds. But are these specialist window blinds only for summer? 


A playroom fitted with spotted translucent skylight blinds

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3 Reasons Why Blackout Skylight Blinds Are Just As Important In Winter

Blackout skylight blinds aren’t a new thing. Out of all of the variations available on the market, they’re likely the ones you’ve heard of the most. This is largely due to the whole host of benefits that blinds made from this specialist material offer. Exceptional light control, privacy and the ability to personalise your home are all factors that contribute to their popularity. 

Charcoal blackout thermal skylight blinds for roof windows

Grey blackout skylight blinds fitted in brown windows in a grey-themed bedroom.

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Do I need to update my roof blind for Autumn?

As Autumn begins to roll in, you may be looking at the different ways in which you can improve your home. Colder days, more rain and less light all force us to readdress our indoor spaces and establish whether they’re likely to work as effectively during these colder months. While light may seem like less of a pressing issue now, it’s still a factor you’ll need to consider when it comes to usability. And, with more of us spending time indoors and using indoor lighting, privacy can also become a concern. This blog will look at whether it’s time to update your roof blind for Autumn. 

A pair of deep red skylight blinds for velux windows in a bedroom

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