You have set your room as you want. Every piece of furniture is in exactly the right place. But then, out of the corner of your eye, you realize that there is a light from your window. It perhaps shines on your TV or maybe it just leaks through and into your room. Whatever happens, the light makes you absolutely insane. So, it means you need best blackout blinds for protecting your room from light. But the question is which blind should we get?
· Roller Blinds
Roller blinds are available in a lot of different fabrics including blackout, and a ‘standard’ roller blind with a blackout out fabric makes a pretty effective blackout blind at a reasonable price. There are 2 primary areas that light will still come through with a ‘standard’ roller blind and they are down the sides of the fabric and at the top of the blind between the roller barrel and the brickwork.The gap at the top can be improved by adding a cassette over the roller. There is a roller blind that is available that omit both of these areas of light penetration. It is designed to make the room dark, with a cassette at the top and channels at the side that the fabric slides into. There may still be light gaps at the bottom depending on how even your window sills are.
· Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds are a very famous choice, but could never really be described as the best blackout blinds because of how the blinds are designed. Because they are made of individual strips of fabric there will be light coming through between each strip. By selecting a blackout fabric for your vertical blinds they can still be reasonably effective. In case you need to block out as much light as possible then they wouldn’t be my first choice, but if you just need to make the room darker then they do a good job.
· Wooden Venetian Blinds
Because with Vertical Blinds the design of these blinds is not the best for stopping as much light as possible, again there is a choice which makes them better blackout blinds. With a ‘standard’ wooden venetian blind there are 2 primary places that the light will come through. The alternative to the standard Wooden Venetian is the privacy blind. The way these blinds are corded means there are no holes in the slats, so omitting one of the primary places of light penetration. Another advantage of the way these blinds are corded is that the slat close much tighter to each other again reducing the light entering the room.
· Duette Blinds
Duette blinds are very good blackout blinds as a standard product with no need to upgrade. The duette blinds work like a concertina that folds up and down as you operate them. The blackout fabrics do not have holes in the fabric itself as the cord run through the centre of the honeycomb fabric so are not visible. The nice thing is that the fabric goes the full width of the blind, so lowering the gaps at the side that the light can come through.