The Best Blinds For Bedrooms
Can I Use Blinds in My Bedroom?
The short answer is YES. There are plenty of options to choose from and use in different bedroom settings. This, of course, depends on the general theme of the bedroom. For instance, an opulent Roman blind would be a much better pick for bedrooms optimized for mood lighting, velvet, and gold leaf compared to white faux-wood blinds. The modern-looking white-faux wood blinds will however make a significant difference in airy, light, and minimalistic bedrooms.
As mentioned before, there are many different types of bedroom blinds to choose from. While there aren’t any restrictions on the type of blinds you can use in your bedroom, you might still want to consider the theme and function, among several other factors, when shopping for one. Nevertheless, bedroom blinds come in various colours, styles, and designs. You can thus get creative with all these to make your bedroom unique and a relaxing haven.
It is worth noting that blinds come in almost every style you can think of, ranging from traditional to period, futuristic to minimalistic, or a combination of either. This is much more than you could achieve or get from standard curtains. Curtains are also versatile, especially in styling options, where one can use the pleat pattern from top to bottom. Adding other styling options, such as tie-backs or pelmet, may help improve the curtains’ look but will still look outdated. Blinds, however, produce a more modern look and feel in bedrooms.
If you still prefer having curtains on your windows but would still want blinds on, you can then try using both. You can have the curtains outside the window recess and blinds inside. These will serve both purposes perfectly and, best of all, block all external light. Also, you can use water resistant pergola blinds. It is dealing with the sun’s UV-Rays and water, and they are completely windproof.
Which Blinds Block External Light from Bedrooms?
As cliché as this may sound, blackout curtains may be your best option, especially when looking to block out external light. Although you might know this already, blackout blinds are designed to block light from passing through, leaving your room dark. Blackout blinds will also block light from leaving the room as well.
One thing about blackout blinds is that they aren’t just a design model but are made of sun-deflecting material for blocking light rays. Blinds with solid wood louvers are a good example of blackout blinds, excellent for your bedroom. The blinds do not necessarily have to be dark or black, but they can be in whatever colour shade you wish and still perfectly serve the purpose. These blinds are specially treated with a lining that protects them from harmful rays that cause premature discoloration or aging.
Any blind can be used as a blackout option, though you can still order a blackout option if you wish. Faux-wood blinds, Venetian blinds, and wooden blinds can block light rays. Light rays may however escape through the edges of the blinds, especially if you went for cord instead of ladder tapes. The tiny light rays penetrating through can be a nuisance for many, especially if looking to sleep through the day. Your best option, however, would be to go for roman blinds, roller blinds, vertical blinds, or even better, day and night blinds.
Although Roman or vertical blinds may help block light, they would need to be a snug fit on your window to serve the purpose well. It would thus be best to mention your preferred option in the description, e.g: blackout blinds when making an order. With blinds blocking 100% of light, some consumers may find it somewhat disorienting. This is especially the case for individuals that use natural light indicators to determine what time of the day/night it is. For this reason, you might be better off with regular blinds that still allow some light, primarily through the edges.