Choosing blinds for your bedroom involves a lot more than deciding what type of blinds you prefer and how they work with the rest of your home’s style and décor. While you want blinds that give you great control over light and airflow, you need to consider how much privacy they provide, and how much light they block out when you sleep. Not forgetting to also account for the size of the windows in your bedroom. These are our top picks for bedroom blinds.
Roller blinds are durable, easy to operate, and can be made with blockout materials that help keep out light, even direct sunlight, when fully closed. And with dozens of fabrics and colours to choose from, they can look great in traditional and modern homes. For larger windows you can have individual blinds installed, giving you greater control over how much light enters the room during the day. You can even pair them with sheer curtains for a little more privacy when the blinds are rolled up.
Cassette Roller blinds block out even more light by having a cassette box covering the roller blind mechanism, with side channels down the left and right of the blinds. Together they cover any gaps between the blinds and the window frame, further minimising light bleed when the blinds are closed. This makes them an excellent choice for nurseries, shift workers, or anyone who needs to sleep during the day.
Roman blinds are also a great choice for bedrooms, especially if you’re looking for something a little softer than roller blinds. Although still a classic style, the right fabric can make them feel more elegant. And while you can have your Roman blinds made in a sheer fabric, for the bedroom you would want to consider blockout options to keep out intrusive light when you’re sleeping. Like roller blinds, Roman blinds offer the most privacy only when fully closed but being able to open them partially gives you great light control.
Another classic style, Venetian blinds can be made using a variety of materials, from Purewood and Faux Wood, through to aluminium. So, they can be elegant or contemporary, easily complementing your home. And by being able to open and close the slats, they can provide greater control over privacy, light, and ventilation, but they don’t have the ability to completely block out all light.
If your bedroom is exposed to a lot of direct sunlight, Cellular blinds can be a great alternative to Venetian blinds. While slightly similar to Venetian blinds in appearance, they don’t have individual slats that can be opened and closed. But the hexagonal cells that make up Cellular blinds trap air, helping to insulate the room. Both Venetian and Cellular blinds can be opened fully or partially, depending on how much light you want to allow in and the level of privacy you need.
A classically elegant choice for almost any room, Plantation shutters have individual blades or slats that can be opened or closed much like Venetian blinds. However, the slats are much wider, and each shutter also has a wide frame around them, keeping more light out than Venetian blinds when fully closed. And while they look undeniably great on large windows, they work equally well on small windows. The distinctive style of Plantation shutters can also boost the curb appeal of your home.
At Adorn Blinds we don’t only offer a free measure and quote service, we also include a complementary design consultation to help you select the perfect blinds for your bedroom.