For a lot of people, choosing home furnishings largely comes down to the way they look. Especially in
shared rooms or those where you have visitors, things like colour and texture are often at the top of the
list. That’s fine for your living room, however, when it comes to your bedroom, you should give a bit of
extra thought to your window furnishings.
Beyond the aesthetics, bedroom window furnishings can have a big effect on your life and since different
types of blinds having different benefits, its a bigger decision than you might think.
To help you decide, here are some tips for choosing your perfect bedroom blinds.
If You Have Difficulty Sleeping
Sleep is a big problem. A lot of people just aren’t getting enough of it, and how much you sleep has a
huge impact on your health and wellbeing.
There are a lot of reasons behind this, like spending too much time looking at screens, working long
hours, and the stresses of modern life. But a big factor is the increased light levels outside, which can
make it hard to fall asleep. It also means youre more likely to have disturbed sleep even when you
manage to close your eyes, so you wont feel refreshed in the morning.
If you’re one of the many people who are sleep-deprived, then it’s important to get your bedroom in order.
Blackout blinds are the blinds that will best help you sleep, as they block out almost all light from outside.
With one less factor keeping you awake, you’re more likely to get better quality sleep.
If You’re Worried About Privacy
Some people have bedrooms on the ground levels or have neighbouring houses with windows directly
opposite their own. That can make you feel quite exposed in your bedroom, especially when you’re
getting changed or just trying to relax in peace.
Roller blinds are a good option if you want to cover up your windows completely. When the blind is down,
nobody will be able to see through your windows, so your privacy is guaranteed. However, they’re not
necessarily the best option if you want to let some light through. You can leave them partially open, but
this doesn’t protect your privacy completely.
Instead of using opaque roller blinds, you might like the translucent version. They give you privacy
because you can’t see through them, but they still let plenty of light in.
If You Use Your Bedroom in the Daytime
For people who like to relax and read or watch TV in their bedrooms during the day, it’s a shame to waste
the natural light outside. Translucent roller blinds are one option, but if you’re not worried about privacy,
you could get sunscreen blinds fitted instead.
A sunscreen blind lets you see outside and enjoy plenty of sunlight, so they’re great if you have a nice
view and no nearby houses. They’re not the same as having no blinds at all, however, because these
blinds mute some of the sunlight, which is helpful if you get a lot of bright, hot sun during the day.
If You Have Mixed Needs
So you like the idea of translucent or sunscreen blinds, but you’re a terrible sleeper and you need your
bedroom nice and dark at night.
In this instance, a dual-roller blind would be your best bet. It means you can have two different types of
blinds, one is layered behind the other, so you can use one for the daytime and the other to help you
sleep at night. This sort of set-up is best for the majority of people, and it gives you a level of control that’s
difficult to get with curtains.
If youre interested in finding out how blinds could transform your bedroom, get in contact with us today.
We can give you a free quote so you know upfront what your new blinds will cost.