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WHICH BLINDS ARE SUITABLE FOR A BEDROOM
The bedroom is a place of relaxation and tranquility.
Because we spend so much time in our bedrooms, it’s imperative to ensure the blinds perfectly suit our needs. There are a few points to take into account when deciding which bedroom blinds are perfect for you.
Such concerns are: level of light control, privacy from neighbors, aesthetics, and window placement.
ROLLER BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
Roller blinds offer various level of light control a bedroom window
SHEERWEAVE ROLLER BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
Sheerweave roller blinds are an excellent way to enjoy privacy in your bedroom without sacrificing natural light. Paired with a blockout blind, sheerweave blinds ensure no one can see into the room during daylight hours.
Available in 5% and 3% openness factors, as well as various textures and colors, they suit the decor in any bedroom.
LIGHT FILTERING ROLLER BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
Light filtering roller blinds are an excellent solution for customers not requiring full blockout in their bedroom.
Many bold colors as well as more muted tones are available in light filtering ranges. Furthermore, there are different fabric weaves to choose from as well.
While some light penetrates the fabric, no one can see in or out. Whether day or night, light filtering roller blinds offer privacy that’s essential for a bedroom window.
BLOCKOUT ROLLER BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
Without a doubt the most popular choice for a bedroom is a blockout roller blind. With PVC and textured options, there are many colors to choose from.
Placement of the blockout roller blind will depend on customer preference. Recessed fit blinds will allow for light gaps while facefix blinds will ensure maximum blockout capabilities.
VALANCES FOR BEDROOM ROLLER BLINDS
A valance may be added onto any roller blind. Half round and linear valances elegantly complete the look of a bedroom roller blind.
There are various shades to choose from to compliment the roller blind color.
Depending on fitment of the blind/valance will determine if the valance comes with side pieces as well (called returns).
CLEATS FOR BEDROOM BLINDS
Hold down cleats are a great solution to hold down the roller blind chain. Cleats allow for a neater look and are a child safety feature as well!
VENETIAN BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
Venetian blinds allow for versatility in a bedroom. Tilting options allow for privacy without sacrificing natural light. In the evening the blinds can be closed to keep out most of the light from entering the room.
WOOD VENETIAN BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
Wood Venetian Blinds offer a warm look and feel to any bedroom. These blinds are made out of solid Basswood and are available in 50mm. slat sizes.
Modern white washes are available as well as wood grain stained colors and standard classic colors. However, white wood venetians continue to be the most popular wood color.
Wood compliments large and small window sizes and are easily kept clean with regular dusting.
While wood can be heavy to lift, we recommend angling the slats rather than attempting to raise the blinds entirely on a daily basis.
Wood Venetians are available in a 50mm slat. This slat width is ideal for a modern yet classic look.
PLASWOOD VENETIAN BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
Plaswood is a great alternative to wood in a bedroom. A standard 50mm. slat creates a neat look that allows for light control and privacy at any hour of the day or night. In addition, many colors are available in the Plaswood range. Many solid and wood stain colors are excellent options in this range.
Because plaswood blinds are wipeable, maintenance is extremely easy. Using a damp cloth is a great way to ensure your blinds retain their freshly installed look.
ALUMINIUM VENETIAN BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
Aluminium Venetian blinds are an excellent choice for a bedroom window. They are light, easy to operate, and offer light control and privacy for your bedroom.
To ensure aluminium blinds do not dent, a gently dusting is recommended to keep the blinds clean. Aluminium Venetians are a cost effective solution to cover your windows, costing less than Basswood and Plaswood.
Available in 25mm., 35mm., 50mm. slat options, there are almost endless color choices. Plain ranges, wood-look textures, brushed, and hammered options ensure the perfect color for your bedroom window. Generally the strings come “grouped” on one side of the blind. However, for customers who prefer split controls (specific to 25mm. slats) that may also be an option.
VALANCES FOR VENETIAN BLINDS IN A BEDROOM
The 50mm. aluminium slat comes with a valance to cover the headrail at the top. In other words, the blind has a neater finish and a more completed look.
Some suppliers provide a valance for their wood-look aluminium blinds in 25mm. slat sizes as well.
VENETIAN BLINDS FOR A SLIDING DOOR (CUTOUT)
For sliding doors with skirting boards, Venetian Blinds can be cut-out around this obstruction. This ensures a perfect, neat fit every time.
VERTICAL BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
Vertical blinds are a practical choice for any bedroom window. For instance, they are easy to operate and tilt for light control. Various stacking options ensure the proper fit for any bedroom window. Slat sizes are available in 90mm and 127mm wide to perfectly compliment any window size.
BLOCKOUT VERTICAL BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
PVC Blockout vertical blinds are a great solution for a bedroom window. The slats do not allow light to penetrate the material meaning a darker room! In addition, PVC Vertical blinds are wipeable with a damp cloth and are available in many color options.
LIGHT FILTERING VERTICAL BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
Most Vertical Blinds are a light filtering fabric. There are myriad ranges and color options to choose from. When tilted closed they allow for some light to penetrate. Above all, light Filtering Vertical Blinds ensure privacy when the slats are in the closed position.
SHEER VERTICAL BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
There are a few 5% sheer/screen fabrics available for a Vertical Blind. Ideal for a bedroom, they allow the light to penetrate the room but maintain a level of privacy thoughout daylight hours.
HONEYCOMB BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
An ideal choice for a bedroom window is Honeycomb Blinds. Also referred to as “Duette” Blinds, these elegant, neat blinds are available in full blockout as well as light filtering and sheer options. Furthermore, they take up minimal stacking space. In addition, they are easy to operate and, and simple to keep clean. The honeycomb cells between the layers of fabric ensure temperature control year-round.
SHEER HONEYCOMB BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
Sheer Duette blinds allow for light to enter during daylight hours. They prevent anyone outside from seeing into the Bedroom. In addition, they are completely washable and easy to maintain.
LIGHT FILTERING HONEYCOMB BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
For many customers light, Light Filtering options are ideal for a bedroom window. These blinds allow for some light to penetrate through the blinds without sacrificing privacy. Completely washable, these blinds stay looking fresh and neat for many many years.
BLOCKOUT HONEYCOMB BLINDS FOR A BEDROOM
Customers worried about light and sound appreciate Blockout Honeycomb blinds in a bedroom. With a foil layer covering the inner cells, blockout honeycomb blinds are superb at insulation. Furthermore, there are many color options for blockout honeycomb blinds.
CUSTOMIZATION OF DUETTE / HONEYCOMB BLINDS
Many ranges of Honeycomb / Duette blinds are backed in a white color. Uniquely, this ingenious system allows the customer to choose different colors and opaqueness throughout the home while maintaining a uniform look from the outside.
Duette blinds have many opening options. Included in these are top down / bottom up, bottom up only, and lift systems.
SHUTTERS FOR A BEDROOM
Shutters promote a specific look and feel to a bedroom. Offering elegance, practicality, privacy, and darkening, shutters are a great choice for any bedroom window.
ALUMINIUM SECURITY SHUTTERS FOR A BEDROOM
Some aluminium shutters offer security features while others do not. Specifically in a bedroom setting many customers want to ensure their security during non-waking hours.
Bolts and various locking mechanisms create a safe barrier. Louvre locks are a special extra that can be added onto any Luxaflex security shutter. Included in Luxaflex Security Shutters Installations is a 10-Year Warranty which includes factory defects. Fully color customizable, security shutters will suit any decor or color scheme.
PVC / POLYRESIN SHUTTERS FOR A BEDROOM
Synthetic material shutters make up the majority of shutters sold in South Africa. Synthetic shutters are an ideal choice compared to wood / timber shutters as they’re more hard wearing and less likely to fade over time.
PVC / Polyresin shutters are an excellent choice for insulation purposes as well.
White shutters are the most classic choice but they are available in customized colors to perfectly complete the look of your bedroom.
CLEATS FOR BEDROOM BLINDS
In order to ensure neat and tidy cords, cleats are recommended for bedroom blinds which are corded. In addition to a cleaner look, cleats are a child safety feature for all corded blinds.
MOTORIZING BEDROOM BLINDS
Motorizing bedroom blinds affords the user the convenience of raising and lowering blinds with the push of a button. Electric or battery options are available for motorized blinds. From Somfy brand to off-name brand products, there are many motor and remote options to choose from. Some motors are compatible with home automation software and others function independently within their own systems.
If child safety is a concern then motorization is an ideal choice for bedroom blinds. Chains and cords often attract inquisitive children!
CORDLESS OPTIONS FOR BEDROOM BLINDS
For blinds which are typically operated with a chain or cord, cordless options remain an excellent alternative. For noise reduction on a windy day or for child safety, lift operated systems for blinds make chains and cords obsolete. With this in mind, window placement and size are considerations when assessing whether or not these are a practical choice.