Blocking out sunlight and protecting your privacy are two of the most important functionalities a bedroom blind should cover. Finding the right bedroom blind for your home will not only help to blockout sunlight and street lights, but also allow you to control how much privacy and light you want and help to better insulate your bedroom. Below are the best blockout blinds for your bedroom.
Honeycomb Blinds are one of the most popular bedroom blind solutions. With a variety of models available, there is a solution to suit a wide range of bedroom window and door configurations. Blockout Honeycomb Blinds are well suited to a bedroom, with their modern look and unique cellular design, helping to keep the warm air in and cold air out during winter and the opposite during summer. Honeycomb Blinds can be either corded, cordless or motorised operation, offering a solution for those families with small children and pets. For those on a budget, Favo Cordless Honeycomb Blinds are an instant ready-made bedroom blind, that comes in an array of standard sizes.
Roller Blinds are not only the most common blind found in Australian homes but also commonly used in bedrooms. With a wide choice of fabrics and colours available, the Roller Blind offers an unobtrusive solution that rolls up on a small roll at the top of the window. Whilst a Blockout Roller Blind is a great way to blockout majority of sunlight and street lights, due to the design of the Roller Blind, there are gap down either side of the fabric at approximately 30mm. This means that light can still enter the bedroom. For those installing Roller Blinds in the bedroom however want to remove those light gaps, a cassette and side channels can also be installed to completely blockout the light down either size of the fabric and any light from entering through the top of the roll.
Roman Blinds are a stylish bedroom blind solution as they have the look of curtains with the functionality of blinds. Roman Blinds fold up at the top of the window frame into a neat stack and come in a blockout fabric with a lining to help prevent sunlight from entering the home. Mounting Roman Blinds on the outside of the window frame will help to prevent light gaps down either side of the blind. Roman Blinds are also a good insulating blind and will help to protect your privacy throughout the day.
Adding Motorised Blinds to your bedroom is not only a great way to help control lighting and privacy at the touch of a button, but also a great way to add automation and value to your home. Motorised Blinds are great for families with small child and pets as there are no exposed cords used to operate the blind. Motorised Blinds are also great for bedroom windows in hard to reach locations or simply for those who want to raise or lower the blinds from their bed.
Day Night Window Treatments
For bedrooms, meeting different lighting requirement throughout the day is essential and this is where combining different window treatments can be a good idea. Combining a blockout window treatment with a sheer window treatment, commonly called ‘Day and Night’ window treatments, allows you to control light all throughout the day. There are a few different ways to create a day and night combination. Below are the most common day and night window treatment combinations.
Day Night Roller Blinds
The Day Night Roller Blind is a flexible dual blind option, as you can operate the two blinds independently. Commonly the Day Night Roller Blind has one blockout fabric and one sunscreen fabric. This will allow you to filter the sunlight during the day and protect your furniture from UV rays and at night, blockout any street lights and that early morning sun.
Day Night Honeycomb Blinds
Day Night Honeycomb Blinds are essentially two blinds in one. With a sheer fabric combined with a light filter or blockout fabric, the Day Night Honeycomb Blind allows you to control light and privacy by simply moving the middle rail with either cord or cordless operation. The Honeycomb Blind offers superior insulating properties, and this helps to regulate bedroom temperatures not only throughout the day but all throughout the year.
Blinds and Curtains
Combining blinds and curtains in a bedroom is not only a great way to control the level of light and privacy in a space, but also a great way to create an aesthetically pleasing environment. Commonly a Sheer Curtain is mounted on the outside of the window frame or to the ceiling to help create a soft, light and airy atmosphere and commonly used throughout the day to filter sunlight, whilst a Blockout Blind such as a Roller Blind, Roman Blind or Honeycomb Blind is mounted on the inside of the window frame. This is commonly used at night time to blockout that morning sun and also throughout the day for privacy.