Install Your Own Skylight Blinds & Stay Safe

We have spoken at length about the many benefits of skylight blinds in our blog over the years. Giving you the ability to manage light, control privacy, and choose your own style are just some of the reasons why they remain so popular. Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we’re passionate about removing the myth that this type of window blind has to be hard to install. We have worked over the years to create a range of skylight blinds that can be fitted by individuals with no previous experience. And, we’re also conscious of how precious time is in our modern world. 

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Roof Lantern Blinds VS Skylight Blinds – What style do you need?

Roof lantern blinds. Skylight Blinds. If you’re just about to start redecorating your home, it might feel like there are a whole host of window coverings on the market you’ve never heard of. And, perhaps, coverings that you might need to improve the usability of your home. Over the past 12 months, we’ve noticed a significant increase in the number of homeowners looking to improve functionality, practicality and style in their homes. As a result of this, the number of queries into the different names has also begun to pop up. 

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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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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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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? 


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Lockdown interior design – How skylight blinds can transform your home effortlessly

Lockdown restrictions are beginning to lift but for many of us, our homes will remain our sanctuary for the considerable future. And, for this reason, more and more of us are investing in our own 4-walls instead of spending money elsewhere. Skylight blinds are a home accessory that can truly transform your space – giving you privacy, light control and style combined. If you’re considering a rehaul of your conservatory, orangery or extension, read our blog to see why we think skylight blinds are the ideal lockdown interior design accessory. 

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Roof Lantern Blinds – Where do I start?


When it comes to controlling light in all rooms of your home, the right blind really is an essential feature. And, when we look at the rising number of extensions, orangeries and conservatories that keep popping up, it’s no surprise that one of our most popular product is our roof lantern blinds. We already have the Ultimate Guide for Roof Lantern Blinds available over on our website for those looking to understand everything there is to know about these blinds. However, in this blog, we’ll cover the basic points you’ll want to consider when first choosing a roof lantern blind. So, let’s get into it. 

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Love Your Loft: Luxury Bathrooms

For many, there’s nothing better than taking a warm soak in the tub surrounded by bubbles and candlelight. However, with one bathroom in the house, finding the time to do this can often be difficult, especially in family homes where bath times and bedtime routines take precedence. Consequently, if you’re converting your loft and are craving a little bit of relaxation time to yourself, why not transform your newfound space into a luxury bathroom? Not only could having an extra bathroom make home life more practical but it is also likely to increase the value of your property overall, which is always a plus! So, if you fancy creating your own luxurious washroom, follow our helpful tips below: Continue reading