Your bedroom should be like a magical oasis that you can retreat to whenever you want to relax and let go of the day’s stress. Calming decor and paint colours can help you achieve that aesthetic, but the right window blinds are what really tie the whole room together. Bedroom blinds should strike a strong balance between form and functionality in that they should match the decor of the room without being too overpowering and they should also have desirable features to effectively block out sunlight.
Custom-design bedroom blinds come in a variety of styles, colours, and functionalities. Here are just some of the most popular window covering options for the bedroom.
Dual Light Window Shades
Dual light window shades are an excellent choice for the bedroom because they offer flexibility with natural lighting. You have the option of letting in as much or as little light as you want by simply tilting the fabric and sheer vanes up or down to maximize your comfort level.
Modern Roman Blinds
Thanks to their unparalleled versatility and affordability, Roman blinds are one of the most popular window covering styles. Roman blinds have been around for a long time, but their adaptability to pretty much all lighting conditions along with the fact that they come in a wide range of fabrics, colours, and patterns makes them the go-to bedroom blind choice for a lot of homeowners.
You can choose between contoured or flat-fabric folds and automated or manual designs to suit your needs, comfort, style, and budget. For flat-fabric folds, it’s recommended that you choose a sheer shade for the front fabric and an opaque shade for the back fabric to better control how much natural lighting enters your bedroom. Contoured fabrics, on the other hand, fold into themselves to block out more sunlight.
Vertical blinds are typically used for sliding doors, so they’re a perfect option if your bedroom happens to be attached to a terrace or balcony. They’re clipped in at the top of the window frame and hang loosely to the floor. Vertical blinds are stylish, easy to operate, and can also be automated or manual depending on your preferences. The only downside is that little bits of sunlight can still peak through the gaps between the panels even when they’re completely closed. It just depends on how much light control you want or need.
Top-Down and Bottom-Up Shades
Do you crave privacy but also don’t want to completely block out the beautiful view and natural light streaming in through your window all the time? Top-down and bottom-up shades give you the best of both worlds. You have the option of covering the top half, bottom half, or even the entire window depending on your particular mood. Another great feature about top-down and bottom-up blinds is that you can combine two different shade materials—one that’s opaque and one that’s slightly sheer—for better light control during the day and optimal light blocking at night.
Thermal blinds are the perfect choice for those cold Canadian winters. The unique and innovative honeycomb cells help regulate temperatures in your home so that your bedroom will always be toasty and warm even when there’s a blizzard outside. They also help regulate cooler indoor temperatures in the summer which can keep your energy costs down.
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