Light filtering blinds, are also known as 'dimout' blinds, and as the name suggests, let's some level of light through the blind material.
This is in contrast to blackout blinds
, which completely stop the light penetrating the material.*
*though light bleed is expected (and normal) around the blind fabric and fittings.
Different fabrics have different opacity levels so here are some quick tips when choosing your new blind:
-💡 Always order a free sample
; this not only allows you to see the colour and/or pattern, but this also allows you to test the light the fabric lets through. If you put the fabric up at the window (or door), in question, and test it during the day and night, you can see how effective it is at maintaining privacy, at the sacrifice of light.
-💡 The lighter the fabric, as a rule of thumb, the more light comes through. Dark colours absorb light, white/cream fabrics, reflect light.
-💡 Screen/voiles and sheer fabrics are the opposite to blackout blinds, as they have a 'net-like' apparence that allows the most light at the sake of privacy.