When it comes to window coverings for the home, most of us want to filter sunlight during the day and ensure privacy when the sun goes down. Whilst traditional blinds and curtains are usually just one piece of fabric or material, it is hard to achieve light filtration as well as privacy, blocking out the sun and insulation, all in one. This is where Day & Night Blinds and Curtains are a superior choice. For those who want flexibly with how they use their blinds or curtains, then the below options are best for you.
Day Night Blinds
Day and Night Blinds come in a few styles of blinds and each offer different advantages to the home. All day and night blinds offer the flexibility between privacy and light filtration however, it is those added extras that will help to decide which day and night blind will work best in your home.
Day and Night Roller Blinds
Day and Night Roller Blinds are two separate Roller Blinds that are installed onto one bracket, however operate independently. The Day and Night Roller Blind are commonly made up of one sunscreen fabric blind and one blockout fabric blind. The Day and Night Roller Blind gives you full control over lighting and are great for bedrooms and living rooms where different amounts of natural sunlight is required throughout the day. Day and Night Roller Blinds can be either chain operated or motorised. For homes with small children and pets, opt for a chain free option of Motorised Day and Night Roller Blinds to eliminate dangling cords.
Day and Night Honeycomb Blinds
Day and Night Honeycomb Blinds are an excellent solution as they offer the sheer fabric (day) and the blockout fabric (night) in the one blind. Choose to either have your day fabric on the top or bottom, depending on how to want to use your blind. The Day and Night Honeycomb Blinds blockout fabric offers 100% privacy and blocks out sunlight and street lights. The sheer fabric will filter sunlight and offers minimal privacy which is great for during the day time. Honeycomb Blinds are also a super insulating blind, which means that their cells trap air, helping to keep your home warmer in winter, cooler in summer and help you save on your energy bills. The Day and Night Honeycomb Blind is available in a corded option and a cordless option for those families with small children and pets.
Zebra Blinds are made up of a sheer fabric and a dim out fabric which alternate to create a zebra stripe effect. The Zebra Blind creates a Day and Night Blind with its two layers of fabric and can create a sheer blind, a dim out blind or a combination of the two. These blinds are somewhat a combination of the Roller Blind and the Venetian Blind, offering the advantages of these two blinds and combining them into one Day and Night Blind. The Zebra Blind is well suited to modern interior décor styles and offers control over light and privacy with the simplicity of chain operation or motorised control.
Day Night Curtains
Day and Night Curtains are essentially two separate curtains that are operated independently and usually installed on two tracks that sit one in front of the other and joined using one bracket. The benefit to installing Day and Night Curtains is not only the flexibility to filter sunlight during the day and have increased privacy at night but also curtains can add an elegant feel to a space and add atmosphere. Below is the difference between a day curtain and a night curtain and their benefits to your home and lifestyle.
Day Curtains are usually Sheer Curtains which are translucent, lightweight and designed to add a layer of protection to your windows that aren’t completely blockout. The day curtain is excellent during the daytime as they help to filter sunlight and provide a sheer view both from the inside and the outside. This means that passers-by can still see inside your home however this added layer on top of your windows will give you a light layer of privacy.
The night curtain is usually a Dim Out Curtain or a Blockout Curtain. Both of these curtains are made with thicker and heavier fabrics that also have a coating on the back to prevent light from filtering through. The Blockout Curtain is also sewn with blockout seams which eliminate all holes at the seams. The night curtain is mostly used at night time to ensure privacy and increase insulation. The night curtain can also be used during the day to blockout sunlight and offers privacy when required.
Day Night Blinds & Curtains
An alternative to Day Night Blinds and Day Night Curtains is to combine blinds and curtains together to create the day night effect. A popular solution is to have a Blockout Roller Blind installed inside the window frame and a Sheer Curtain installed to the outside of the window frame. This gives you the same flexibility with light and privacy control but with the combined look of curtains and blinds. This look can also be created in the reverse with a Sunscreen Roller Blind and a Blockout Curtain.
The day night effect can also be created with other blinds such as honeycomb blinds, venetian blinds and even roman blinds look great when paired with a curtain.