The best blinds to block out the summer light

Many love summers for its long, sunny days and plenty of natural light coming in your home. If your home doesn’t have the right blinds to aid a good night sleep, all this light can become a bit of a nuisance. We’ve got your covered though – below we share the best blackout blinds to provide maximum light exclusion and privacy.


Blackout Roller Blinds

 

Let’s start our list with the most popular and affordable option – Blackout Roller Blinds. Blackout roller blinds are one of the best blinds to block out the light – a solid piece of fabric covers your entire window preventing daylight from coming through. To minimise the gaps around the edges, it’s best to fit your blackout roller blind outside the window recess. Starting price for blackout roller blinds is £8.77.

Purple blackout Roller Blind in a bedroom

Banlight Duo Mulberry Blackout Roller Blind from £10.91.


Our blackout roller blinds also comes as electric blackout roller blinds option for a more convenient and smooth operation. These are especially good for nurseries as they are totally child safe and operate very quietly. Starting price for electric blackout roller blinds is £52.12.
 

Winnie the Pooh and friends Blackout Roller Blind in a Disney Bedroom

Winnie the Pooh and friends Blackout Roller Blind from £20.20.


Perfect Fit Blackout Roller Blinds

If there is a better option for total light exclusion than a blackout roller blind – it has got to be perfect fit blackout roller blinds. The perfect fit frame is fitted directly onto a UPVC window frame which helps to reduce any gaps between the fabric and window frame, providing great light exclusion. This option is very popular for people with UPVC windows because you don’t need to drill or screw into your window frames or walls to fit; plus your blind will move with your window when you open and close it. Coming in slightly more expensive than standard blackout roller blinds, the starting price for these is £38.38.
 

Glow in the dark Roller Blind in Children's room

Children’s Perfect Fit Roller Blinds from £38.38.


Roman blinds with blackout lining

For all soft fabric blind lovers – there is an excellent option for you too. Roman blinds with blackout lining are an effective way of controlling light within your home, what’s more, these are great at reducing the amount of heat that can build up within your space – which makes them an excellent choice for summer!

No other blind will add such an opulent and luxurious feel to your living space as a roman blind will; you just need to be able to pick between our stunning fabric ranges. The starting price for our roman blinds with blackout lining is £14.98.
 

Patterned Roman Blind in a bedroom

Patterned roman blinds from £17.76.


Curtains with blackout lining

Another soft fabric option is curtains with blackout lining. In fact, combining any blind type with blackout curtains is one of the best things you can do for your bedroom windows. Whilst a curtain gives a total light exclusion when it’s shut, a blind helps ensure a degree of privacy within your home from any passers-by or neighbours.

Curtains with thick blackout lining will also help to retain heat during cold months, which makes it a great option all year round. The starting price for our curtains with blackout lining is £19.80.
 

Children's Curtain in a Children's Bedroom

Children’s Curtains from £22.42.


Blackout Panel Blinds

If you need a perfect blackout blind for large windows or doors, panel blackout blinds are you go to option. Made with the same fabric as blackout roller blinds, these will keep the light away as well as giving you flexible light control. Thanks to the panels of fabric overlapping each other, there are no gaps between the panels, so you don’t have to worry about any light getting through.  The starting price for this is £42.92.
 

Blue Panel Blind in a Bedroom

Bella Smoke Blue Blackout Panel Blind from £42.92.


Blackout Skylight Roller Blinds

Finally, for all the lucky roof window owners – choose blackout skylight roller blind range. These will not only keep your room dark but will also prevent the heat from getting through, which is essential during summer. The starting price for our roof blackout blind is £19.
 

Multiple Blackout Skylight Roller Blinds in a Bedroom

Vitra Flint Skylight Blackout Roller Blind from £38.98.


So here’s an overview of our most popular and practical blinds for blocking the light. All our blackout blinds are made to measure, which means we can make them to perfectly cover your windows and doors to minimise any light getting through and allow you a perfect night sleep.
 

Get in touch if you have any questions or need advice via live web chat or drop us a message on Facebook or Instagram.
 

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