The Top 5 Best Blackout Blinds Available
Before we dive into the top 5 best Blackout Blinds available, let’s take a minute to talk about what ‘Blackout’ actually means.
So, the general function of the Blackout Blind is to prevent unwanted light from entering a room. The Blackout properties are actually found within the fabric of the Blind, but there are some frame or cassette types out there that provide aid to this effect. When looking to buy a Blackout Blind, you’ll rarely find a Blind that promotes 100% Blackout effect. Depending on the fit and frame structure, this is very rarely the case. Light can seep through Blackout Blinds – but they are still massively effective in preventing light intake and have a much better effect than your standard shading in terms of better sleep or relaxation during daylight hours.
If you work the night shift and struggle to sleep with the light pouring in after a hard shift. Or if your little one is awake way past bedtime because the sun is just too bright – then don’t worry. We’ve put together the top 5 blackout Blinds perfect for getting that much needed rest during the day.
#5 Vertical Blackout Blinds
Starting us off at number five is the Blackout Vertical Blind. The Vertical Blind is often considered the UK’s most popular Blind style due to its elegant look. But did you know how hugely practical this Blind can be? Our Vertical Blind range offers a vast selection of Blackout fabrics in various colours, patterns and designs. We bet you’re wondering why the Blackout Vertical Blind is not top dog in our list? Well, like most ‘Blackout’ Blinds, a little bit of light can seep through the slats in the Vertical Blind. Even though the louvres do overlap slightly when the Blind is closed, you still get that glow of sunlight creeping through the slats.
Believe it or not, Blackout Blinds don’t have to be traditional Plain colours. We’ve got a huge selection of Patterns, including the incredible Romany Blackout Vertical Blind. The Romany design offers a unique scratch-effect pattern featured on the star of the show – our Blackout Fabric. The Romany Blind also features Water-Proof and Fire-Retardant Properties.
#4 Roller Blackout Blinds
Joining us at number 4 is the classic Blackout Roller Blind. A fantastically versatile Blind with a vast selection of Colours, Patterns and Designs with Blackout Properties. Again, 100% Blackout effect is not guaranteed with this Blind, but it comes pretty close to the mark – light may creep in down the sides (between the fabric and the recess). Although, when it come to the fabric – light doesn’t stand a chance.
When it comes to choosing a Blackout fabric design for your Roller Blind; we’ve decided to showcase our incredible Disney collection from Louvolite – for the little ones. This incredible Collection features our Blackout material and is perfect for Children’s bedrooms or Nurseries (those afternoon naps and early nights can be a real pain when the sun is still beaming down).
#3 Perfect Fit Blackout Blinds
The Perfect Fit Blind Hardware combined with a Honeycomb Blackout fabric is an outstanding choice in terms of optimum Blackout effect. The Frame is fitted with brackets directly onto your PVC Window, Door or Conservatory (no screwdriver needed!) – but like other Blackout Blinds, there isn’t a 100% guarantee Blackout effect on this Blind, due to a very miniscule gap between the hardware and the Fabric which ultimately gives less of a bright beam of light, and more of a glow.
For optimum Blackout effect with your Perfect Fit Blind you can’t go wrong with the Hive Matrix Bo Collection; the Honeycomb Fabric on its own gives a greater Blackout effect than your average Pleated fabric, as the double layering conceals the drilled cords and holes – so light can’t get through! The Hive Blackout Fabric is really the cherry on top; the added Blackout effect fabric makes this Blind an ideal choice to suit your personal preferences.
#2 Elavate Blinds
Sitting steadily at number two is the brand new Elavate Blind System from Eclipse; more specifically, the Honeycomb Pleated Elavate Blind. This Blind offers an outstanding level of Blackout effect. Leaving very little space between the fabric and the recess for light to seep through. The Elavate Blind is fitted with a tensioning system (no free-hanging controls!) but can also be motorised if that’s what you’re looking for. So, the Honeycomb Fabric is 100% recommended by us for peak Blackout effect. With the concealment of the drilled holes and cords in the fabric, light can’t get through as many access points as the standard Pleated Blind.
Looking for style as well as practicality? The Hive Bo Colours Collection offers a fantastic range of Vibrant or darker colour hues on our Blackout Fabric; a great aid for getting those early nights in!
#1 The Blockout Roller Blind
Here we have it, the champion of the Blackout blinds – The Blockout Roller Blind. This Blind is fitted with Side channels and the option of an added bottom channel and is manufactured by Louvolite. This Blackout Blind is at the top of our list for a variety of reasons. The side channels eliminate light trying to enter through the side of the recess, and the fabrics we offer for this Blind are simply breath-taking (if we do say so ourselves!).
Now, we consider the Blockout Roller Blind to be 99% Blackout due to the teeny-tiny amount of light that may creep through around the Cassette; but out of all the Blackout Blinds available, this one comes closest to the mark.
The perfect pairing for your Blockout Roller Blind has to be the incredible Banlight Dark Collection; these natural darker colour hues give you just that little bit extra when it comes to Blackout effect.
So, whether it’s a painful night shift, a cheeky afternoon nap or an early night for your little one – we’ve got the know-how on the top 5 Blackout Blinds available, just for you! Have a browse through the hundreds of Collections we have to offer in these Blind types and find your ideal Blackout Blind with us.