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The Benefits of Blackout Blinds

30th April 2015

As the clocks have gone forward and spring is fully underway, the sun will start to make its presence known more frequently, which is a welcome change from the dreary, wet and grey days of winter and autumn. However, flooding your home with sunlight is not always the most ideal situation, which is why it is important that you have the most efficient blinds for your home. Blackout blinds are a very popular choice amongst homeowners, but why? This article will look into their benefits and help you decide if they are right for you.

Sleeping Aid

As their name suggests, blackout blinds don’t just filter the light through your windows – they completely block it out. This is ideal for those who are light sleepers or those who don’t want to wake with the day’s first light. For those with young children, the darkness provided by blackout blinds can also be very useful in helping them stay in bed longer – perfect for parents for whom lie ins are a luxury!

Noise Filtering

As well as keeping unwanted light out of your room, the coating on the reverse of blackout blinds also helps reduce noise that filters through your windows, which is ideal for homes near busy roads or railways, for example.

Protection from Sun Damage

Sunlight can do more than just disturb your sleep – prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause serious damage to textiles in the home, from fading colours to weakening the fabric itself. By using blackout blinds, you can protect your textiles and upholstery from these issues.


As well as stopping light from getting in, blackout blinds can also stop light from getting out. This means that people can’t see into your rooms from outside, increasing the privacy in your own home, something that thinner blinds and curtains cannot provide.


Blackout blinds don’t just have to be black, they can be altered to suit your aesthetic tastes and the interior design of your home. If you are choosing blackout blinds as an addition to your curtains or blinds, then the blackouts can be coloured to accompany them so as to maintain a consistent theme in the room.


Here at Barton Blinds, we understand the importance of the right curtains and blinds in a home. From privacy to functionality and design, everything is catered for by our expert team of fitters, ensuring that whether you choose blackout blinds or normal curtains, you are left with the ideal solution that meets your specifications. For more information about what we do, please feel free to get in touch today.

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