Blackout blinds conjure up images of thick black blinds that create a pitch darkness. While your bedroom needs to be dark for a good nights’ sleep, your blinds needn’t be dull and dreary. On the contrary, in order to wake up feeling refreshed your décor needs to create a relaxed and calming environment.

The importance of sleep

Sleep is essential for the body to maintain, repair and rest itself for the next day’s events. We all know how difficult it can be to recover after a sleepless night. One way to help you to get a restful night is to ensure that any external light is blocked out from the moment you decide to go to sleep, and, just as important, allowed back in when it’s time to wake. Opening your curtains and welcoming the morning for a moment is an excellent way to start the day.

Decorating for both day and night

Blackout blinds can strike fear into the heart of any style-conscious, home furnishing enthusiast but this needn’t be the case. Most of our blinds are available with blackout linings as an added extra, so you can have the darkness you need for rest, and the design you love for when you are awake.

Types of blinds to help you wake up refreshed

You’ve decided a blackout blind is for you, but there are so many to choose from. Here are our favourite styles that will look great, and keep you in the dark.


Roller blinds pull down the length of your window so you can cover as much or as little as you need to. Because they aren’t as free flowing as traditional vertical ranges, they tend to leave space for any ornaments you may have on your windowsill. They are available in a range of stylish designs with blackout linings as an optional extra.


Velux blackout blinds offer a seal around your window to exclude any light from your room. They fit snugly onto roof windows and are available in a range of fabrics to suit your décor.


Our Roman blinds are all hand sewn and our highly skilled seamstresses will finish with a blackout lining at your request. We believe in providing the best quality at the best price available and we can even make matching cushions or curtains if you wish.

Final thoughts

We spend approximately a third of our whole lives asleep. It’s a huge chunk of our time so we need to make sure that we are rested and refreshed. If you need advice on blackout blinds for your home and aren’t sure where to begin, contact us today and our friendly team will be happy to help.