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All you need to know about Blackout Blinds

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Beautiful blinds and curtains hanging at your windows are great decor accessories, but besides looks, they should make your life easier. If you’re looking for a window covering packed with benefits, blackout blinds should be on your list. Perfect for any sort of space and available in a wide selection of styles, here’s all you need to know about them. 

What are blackout blinds?

As the name suggests, blackout blinds are window coverings that block the light and ensure total privacy. Specially designed blackout lining added to the blind blocks sun, heat and views from the outside. Ideal for rooms that need extra shading, these blinds offer lots of practical benefits while looking modern and stylish. 

Benefits of blackout blinds


Blinds with this type of lining block the light, and you can’t see through them. When fully open, they act as a protective shield at your window, so you don’t need to worry about people peering from the outside. If you live in a city, work night shifts or need extra shading for any other reason, blackout blinds will be an ideal choice. 


Blackout blinds improve your sleep (during night or day, we’re not here to judge your afternoon naps). By not letting any light in, you can sleep longer and wake up undisturbed by harsh sunlight. These blinds are specifically handy for children’s bedrooms; they ensure sleep quality and privacy. 

Reduces UV rays

Apart from blocking the sun, blackout-lined blinds block what comes with it – heat and harmful UV rays. Sun exposure does no good either to us or our furniture or flooring, so if you’re looking for extra protection, these blinds should be on your radar.  

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Ikat Damask Ink Blue Roman Blind

Types of blinds with blackout lining

You can upgrade most of our Roman Blinds, Roller Blinds and Curtains with blackout lining. That includes the collection of roller blinds for Velux windows and our recently launched Double Thermal Blinds – the most energy-saving blinds you can find. 

There are so many styles to choose from in our made-to-measure blackout blind collection, from patterned to colourful – order your free samples today. 

Fara Blackout Trailing Wisteria Roller Blind

Cleaning blinds

Whether it’s a Roman blind or a curtain- if you want to keep your window covering in perfect condition, clean it regularly. Dusting frequently should be in your practice, and if you spot any stain or mark, try to have it removed as soon as you can. Make sure you’re careful with the fabric, and always test your cloth or sponge for colour bleeding. Read our detailed cleaning guide for the best tips. 

Expressions Cool Grey Blackout Blind For VELUX ® Windows

Measuring for blinds 

Measuring for your new blackout blinds couldn’t be simpler. It’s an easy way to save lots of money and takes just minutes; you’ll wish you’d done it sooner! All you have to do is follow our easy, step-by-step guides.