The Benefits of Blackout Blinds
Blackout blinds are an increasingly common choice for many homeowners, and it’s really not hard to see why. After all, the point of blinds is often to shut out the outside world and nothing does that quite as effectively as they do.
If you’re thinking that their main benefit is keeping the light out, well, you’d be right – but it’s not quite as simple as that, because more flows from that simple idea than you might think!
In this article, we’re going to examine just some of the many benefits you can enjoy when you opt for blackout blinds at your home.
What are the benefits of blackout blinds?
Helps with a good night’s (or day’s) sleep
In the middle of summer, the sun can start to rise before 5 in the morning and it may not get dark again till after 10 at night.
If you’re the sort of person who likes a solid eight hours of sleep, that means you’ll be spending a good portion of the night with daylight creeping into your bedroom if you have normal curtains or blinds.
Of course, if you work nights, then your whole sleeping period could be during daylight hours. Meanwhile, there are also many people who find that the change in seasons can disturb their sleep routine.
Blackout blinds can help you sleep by shutting out the light at any time of night and day, or by maintaining a steady level of light throughout the year.
Keeps the noise out
Blackout blinds aren’t just good for shutting out the light – they are great for reducing noise levels from outside as well. That adds to their use in the bedroom, especially for young children and light sleepers, but also makes them a good choice for a home office, where you might otherwise find noises going on elsewhere a distraction.
Outside of the home, the peace and quiet that blackout blinds bring can also be of use in commercial offices, hospitals, schools and care homes.
In fact, any premises, whether commercial or domestic, that are located in busy areas – such as close to main roads and in town or city centres – are likely to be far more relaxing when you can better shut out external noise.
Keeps the warmth in – or out
With energy prices still far higher than they were not so long ago, the last thing you want to be doing is losing all the heat your radiators generate as a result of poor insulation.
Blackout blinds are manufactured from a thicker material than standard blinds, which means that they can also help cut your fuel bills by ensuring you lose less of your home’s warmth through your windows in winter.
Meanwhile, if you were struggling with temperatures of over 40°C in the summer of 2022 – and forecasts suggest that these are temperatures we may have to get accustomed to in the coming years – you might be even happier to discover that blackout blinds can also keep a room cool in summer by effectively shutting out the sun’s rays.
Useful for creating a home cinema
If you’re a film buff or just enjoy nothing more than curling up on the sofa to binge watch the latest unmissable TV drama, you may have taken the indulgent step of converting part of your house into your own private cinema room. Even if you just have a big telly in your sitting room, you can still enrich the viewing experience by shutting out as much light as possible.
Blackout blinds can recreate that cinema experience by helping you fully immerse yourself in whatever you’re watching in a fully darkened room.
Whichever room you have blackout blinds installed in, you can enjoy far more privacy than you’d be able to with other window coverings. That makes it not just a good idea for those with nosey neighbours, but also in commercial areas where discretion and privacy are an essential part of your work.
Here at Denton Blinds, we can supply and fit blackout blinds in a wide range of colours and styles, all made-to-measure for a perfect fit every time.
Get in touch with us now to find out more or to ask for a free home consultation in Burton upon Trent, Tamworth, Ashby de la Zouch or any of the surrounding areas.