The 7 Benefits of Black-Out Blinds

Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we have a range of blackout blinds that are perfect for any room in the house. Each blind is as practical as it is decorative, and can complement existing interior design schemes or bring a completely new texture, pattern or shade to the space. Despite the obvious light deterring properties, there are also several lesser-known benefits to black-out blinds which make them a fantastic addition to your home. Read on, to discover just some of the ways they can make a difference on your interiors.

Light Control

First and foremost, blackout blinds are the best way to control the natural light in your home. Despite the long, dark nights and mornings we are experiencing at the moment, spring time will soon be upon us, and you’ll be wanting black-out skylight window blinds in place well in advance, to remain undisturbed by the intruding light. With the festive season well and truly upon us, any soreheads from one too many mulled wines over the holidays will appreciate prolonged hours of darkness in bed! Blackout blinds are particularly useful for easterly-facing windows, where the sun rise could be awakening you earlier than planned.

Sleep Quality

There is an array of ways in which black-out blinds can improve your quality of sleep, and an investment in one is likely to transform the way you get your forty winks. While the usual suspects of temperature, softness and support are often blamed for disturbed sleep, or lack of, the darkness provided by blackout blinds brings to light – pun intended – a completely different way of helping you sleep. They are particularly useful for anyone working unsociable hours such as nights or shift patterns, which may require them to catch up on sleep during hours of daylight.

Temperature and Thermal Insulation

Another benefit of blackout blinds is the way in which they can help to regulate room temperatures. This works both in the sense that the thermal insulation will help to keep rooms warm when the temperature turns unforgiving in the winter, but also to protect your home from the sweltering heat of the summer sun. Far from seasonal, black-out blinds can be utilised when appropriate, making for an eco-friendly method of temperature control that can be applied in any room of the house.

Privacy

When it comes to bathrooms and bedrooms, privacy is of upmost importance. As lovely as your neighbours maybe, there’s some things that should be kept away from their view, to avoid any red-faced encounters the next morning. Blackout blinds even stop shadows from being seen from the outside, providing you with optimum levels of privacy and allowing you to completely at ease within your home. This is particularly advantageous for those living in residential areas or urban settings, where seeing a little too much of your neighbours is a regular occurrence!

Noise Reduction

A lesser-known benefit of blackout blinds is their noise-cancelling properties. This makes them the perfect solution for families with small children and noisy neighbours. This benefit isn’t limited to the bedroom either, and will allow you to binge on the latest Netflix series in the living room or enjoy a dinner party in the dining room in peace.

Ideal for Children’s Bedrooms

When it comes to children’s bedrooms, creating an environment that ensures they get the best quality of all-important sleep that they need so much. With young bodies and minds still developing, adequate rest is even more important for children, and blackout blinds with all their light blocking, temperature controlling and noise cancelling properties will help to create the optimum environment for sleep. This will also make those inevitable bedtime battles slightly easier, as kids will be unable to use the ‘but it’s still light outside argument’.

Variety of Styles

Along with these advantages, one of the best things about our range of blackout blinds is that they are available in a variety of styles, colours and design to best fit in with any existing interior design schemes. There is an extensive choice of colours from neutral shades such as nudes, greys, blacks and whites to more bright, bold and statement colours including turquoise and tangerine. There are some that benefit from a pattern design, whilst others have pictures of dinosaurs, kites or the nights’ sky printed on them; perfect for children’s bedrooms! Blinds are minimalistic, and can contribute to both contemporary and classic designs, for a clean, neat finish.

Whether you have noisy neighbours, sun-facing windows or are struggling to sleep, a blackout blind might be the perfect solution for your home. If you have any questions or need further assistance in selecting blinds, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our passionate and dedicated team today, who would be happy to help.

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