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What blinds are best for bedrooms?

What blinds are best for bedrooms? That really depends on how much light you want entering the room. If you a anything like my wife then the slightest glimmer of light and she has a poor nights sleep.

If blacking out the room is important then there blinds available that block almost all the light.

Blockout Blinds would be the perfect blind for you if you want your bedroom as dark as possible.

It’s a special roller blind with a cassette to cover the roller and side channels at each side blocking out the maximum amount of light.

The blind at the top of the picture is the blockout blind, and the blind at the bottom is a standard roller blind with blackout fabric. You can clearly see the light gaps at the top and the sides

blackout rollers

Duette Blinds. A great option for blocking out the light without cassettes and side channels. The fabric on a duette blind goes the full width of the blind so there is very little gaps at each side.

blackout duette blinds

An added feature of the duette blinds is the top down option which is designed for bedroom use. This is where the bottom part of the window is covered for privacy and the top part is open allowing light into the room.

top down duette

Roman BlindsAre also a very good choice for blocking the light, just make sure you order your roman blinds with blackout linings. Additionally, if you are looking for more of a DIY project, you can actually create roman shades without dowels. There are also such methods that don’t even involve sewing as well.


Vertical Blinds. Not the best type of blind if you need to blockout as much light as possible, but by choosing a blackout fabric they will do a pretty good job. You will get some light coming through the gaps between the fabric strips and between the rail and the fabric.

rail fabric light gap crop vertical blinds

Wooden Venetian Blinds. Similar issues to the vertical blind, not the best for blocking out the light due to the design of the blind. you will get light coming through the gaps between the slats and through the holes where the cord runs through. A better option if you like this style of blind is the Privacy Wooden Venetians.

Privacy Wooden blinds were designed specifically for bedrooms. No holes in the slats for the cord to run through, and the slat close tighter to reduce the amount of light that enters the room.

The picture below shows the difference between a standard wooden venetian blind (top) and a privacy wooden blind (bottom).

blackout venetians

I hope this helps give you some ideas of the options available for your bedroom blinds. As we all know there is nothing more important for our well being than a good nights sleep.

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If you are in Leicestershire then great news you can visit our showroom on Uppingham Road or we can bring our bedroom range to you. If you are outside Leicestershire I hope this information has been useful and you should be able to find a supplier local to you.