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Blackout Blinds

Blackout blinds are a versatile and practical window treatment solution designed to offer optimal control over light entering a room. These blinds are made with the intention of fully blocking external light, making them ideal for various rooms in residential and commercial properties.


In addition to light control, blackout blinds also provide privacy by ensuring that no one can see into a room when the blinds are closed. This feature makes them particularly suitable for bedrooms, bathrooms, and other spaces where privacy is of utmost importance. 

Another significant benefit of using blackout blinds is the improvement in sleep quality, as they create a dark environment that mimics the natural darkness of night time. This is particularly useful for shift workers who need sleep during daylight hours.

Incorporating blackout blinds into a space not only offers excellent functionality but also adds a touch of modern style to the room. Their sleek appearance can complement various interior design styles, making them a popular choice for homeowners and designers alike. 

With a wide range of fabrics, materials, and colours available, our blackout blinds can be tailored to suit individual preferences, requirements, window shapes and sizes and a variety of rooms such as bedrooms, bathrooms, home offices, and media rooms where reduced glare and controlled lighting are essential.

Rosie Wyatt
Rosie Wyatt
28. September, 2023
Delighted with new blinds in bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen. Dean has great attention to detail and is very knowledgeable. Very happy with the service, time keeping and budget. Happy to recommend.
Catherine Brill
Catherine Brill
22. September, 2023
Excellent service . Very knowledgeable and a very good choice of shutters . Very happy !
James Crook
James Crook
19. September, 2023
Dean is great. From the first appointment he understood our needs, ordered and installed the products extremely fast. Looking forward to using him again next year
19. September, 2023
Excellent service from Dean very professional lots of samples and quick installation time plus very good pricing. We are so pleased with finished products the blind run smoothly and all the workings fixed safely with young children in mind.
Angela Matwasa
Angela Matwasa
14. September, 2023
WoW thoroughly recommend Dean, really happy with the quality of his blinds and fittings. They look more expensive than we paid, thank you.
13. September, 2023
Great experience getting shutters fitted - good price and great service
Kathreen Pyrke
Kathreen Pyrke
12. September, 2023
Would highly recommend, good quality blinds with lots of variety and choices of style. Quick from quote to installation. Lovely friendly service.
Janie Horlock
Janie Horlock
5. September, 2023
Dean was a pleasure to deal with from the initial measuring up and quote. Through to communication about fitting the shutters. Steve was the fitter that came to us and did a great job, quietly, efficiently and tidily. The shutters are a great quality and I’m pleased with the result.
Emma Kinch
Emma Kinch
30. August, 2023
I thoroughly recommend Dean ! From the first telephone call through to fitted blinds was great. Dean was happy to advise me of my options. The fitting of all 8 blinds is perfect. Everything was done in a timely manner. I couldn’t be happier!
Kuldeep Dhanda
Kuldeep Dhanda
29. August, 2023
Had the blinds fitted yesterday, great blinds and fitted perfectly. Dean came over and provided all the info and options available, Steve fitted. Both very very professional and I am so happy with everything. I would definitely recommend them.
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Types of Blackout Blinds

A popular type of blackout blind, roller blinds use a single piece of fabric that can be rolled up or down to control light levels. They are available in various colours and patterns to suit different interiors.

Blackout pleated blinds, known for their delicate, concertina-like folds can be made to fit any window. Making these ideal for irregular shaped windows.

While not as common, vertical blinds can also be made with blackout fabrics. Vertical blackout blinds have vertical slats that can be drawn to one side.

Again, not as popular as other blackout blind types. Venetian blinds have horizontal slats that can be tilted to control light and privacy.

Blackout roman blinds have a more traditional design and use a series of folded fabric that can be pulled up or down. These blinds offer a sophisticated and elegant look for your room.

All our bifold door blinds have the potential to be made with blackout fabrics.

Blackout Velux blinds can be made for a Velux window. Perfect for bedrooms, loft rooms or rooms with sloped ceilings.

For a timeless, elegant, classic look, plantation shutters provide excellent blackout properties, privacy, light and heat control in abundance.

Available in faux wood and hardwood they are a great alternative to blackout blinds

Ideal for optimal heat control, blackout conservatory blinds create an elegant look to suit any conservatory or garden room.

For orangeries with glass roofs or roof lanterns, blackout blinds can be made with pleated blinds, zip roller style lantern blinds

Blackout roller blinds

Designs and Functionality of Blackout Blinds

Material and Construction

The key component of blackout blinds is the blackout lining added to the fabric. This special lining is responsible for blocking sunlight, heat, and views from the outside. 

Blackout blinds can be made from various materials, including polyester, PVC, and vinyl, depending on the type and style desired.

Many blackout blinds also feature thermal properties, which help in regulating temperature, making them energy-efficient. 

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Blackout blinds come in a wide array of colours and patterns, which makes them a versatile choice for any room’s interior design. They can easily complement a modern look or a minimalist style, depending on the chosen design. 

Bold solid colours, can make a statement while providing excellent room-darkening capabilities. Whilst, intricate patterns or more subdued hues can add a touch of elegance and interest to any space.

Light and Thermal Insulation

Blackout blinds are ideal for achieving both light and thermal insulation, serving a dual purpose in any room. Their specially designed lining effectively blocks out unwanted sunlight, ensuring a comfortable and dark environment when needed, such as in bedrooms or home offices.

In addition to providing room-darkening benefits, blackout blinds also contribute to energy efficiency. By preventing direct sunlight from entering the room and reducing heat transfer, these blinds can help to maintain a stable temperature, potentially reducing energy bills.

Blackout Blinds for Different Rooms

Bedrooms & Living Spaces

In rooms where privacy is of the utmost importance, then having blackout blinds in your living room or bedroom are the perfect solution. By blocking out light entirely, you can be rest assured that prying eyes will not be able to see in.

Likewise, for enabling complete darkness in your bedroom, blackout blinds are essential for creating the right ambiance for a restful nights sleep. Furthermore, they are also particularly ideal for shift workers who need total darkness in the bedroom during the day.


Blackout blinds in bathrooms are ideal for ultimate privacy. Our blackout blinds are made with specialist fabric that will create a totally opaque blind. Ensuring your privacy in the bathroom is maintained. 

For further suitability in the bathroom, our blackout bathroom blinds are made in a variety of waterproof and water resistant fabrics and materials.

Offices & Entertainment Areas

With many people now working from home, home offices often require shade from the sun to prevent glare on computer screens. Our blackout blinds can provide the perfect amount blockage from the sun whilst being able to adjust the height to still let natural light to filter through for a comfortable and stimulating work environment.

Similarly, in cinema or entertainment rooms where tv’s needs protection from glare on the screens, blackout blinds serve an excellent purpose. From reducing glare to creating a perfectly dark cinema ambience, our blackout blinds are the perfect choice.

Motorised blackout blinds are an excellent solution for individuals seeking convenience, privacy, and effective light control in their homes. 

These electric blinds either run on mains powered connections or battery powered systems, delivering smooth and efficient operation. 

Somfy is a well-known brand in the world of motorised blinds and awnings and home automation. 

Their specialist motors are designed to work with our many blind types to block out as much daylight or harsh street lighting as possible, providing better privacy and comfort. 

Our electric blinds are reliable and easy to install, making them a great choice for homeowners who want a user-friendly experience. Somfy motors are known for their durability and efficiency, ensuring a long-lasting investment for your home.

Our Somfy motorised blackout blinds can also be integrated into a home automation system. This allows you to control and schedule your blinds with the touch of a button or even with voice commands.

This level of convenience makes it simple for residential and commercial customers to manage their blinds. It’s especially useful in hard-to-reach areas of their homes, such as roof lanterns, conservatory roofs, large shaped windows or bifold doors. Popular home automation platforms like Amazon Echo or Google Home can be partnered with our motorised blackout blinds for a seamless experience.

The combination of convenience, privacy, and light control provided by motorised blackout blinds makes them an attractive addition to any home. With options like Somfy motors and the ability to integrate with home automation systems, these electric blinds are a versatile solution for modern living.


Blackout blinds can be very effective in retaining heat during winter due to their design and materials. The thick, insulated lining of the blinds helps to prevent cold air from entering the room. It also serves to trap warm air inside. This helps to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature and can even contribute to energy efficiency benefits.

  • Privacy: Blackout blinds prevent people from seeing into your home, providing enhanced privacy during both day and night.
  • Light control: They give you greater control over the amount of light entering a room, allowing you to adjust the ambiance and brightness according to your preference.
  • Energy efficiency: By blocking sunlight, blackout blinds can help regulate the temperature inside your home, potentially reducing the need for heating or cooling
  • Improved sleep: Blocking out external light helps promote better sleep by creating a darker and more conducive environment.

Yes, blackout blinds are highly efficient at ensuring privacy. The specially designed blackout lining added to the blinds blocks both light and views from the outside. This makes them an ideal choice for rooms requiring total privacy, such as bedrooms and bathrooms.

Both blackout blinds and blackout curtains can effectively block out light and provide privacy. However, blackout blinds tend to be more versatile in terms of style and blind type options and ease of use. Additionally, blinds are often easier to clean and maintain, as opposed to curtains which may require washing or dry cleaning.

Yes, our blackout roller blinds can be motorised to offer greater convenience and ease of use. With motorisation, you can control the blinds using a remote control or even integrate them with a smart home system. This eliminates the need for manual adjustments.

Our blackout blinds are made to measure to fit a multitude of window shapes and sizes. Larger or irregular shaped windows may require more specialist blinds such as pleated blinds. We will discuss what blinds are more suitable for your home or business during your free no obligation quotation.

We supply many blinds, shutters and awnings to customers all over Hampshire and the home counties including towns and villages such as Alresford, Winchester, Romsey, Hook and Stockbridge.

We offer a fully comprehensive package for homes throughout Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and London.

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