Of course, the main purpose of window coverings is to prevent natural light from entering a room and in some rooms, this is much more important than others. The bedroom, in particular, is one room in the home that requires a window covering that is effectively able to prevent sunlight from streaming in through the window and lots of homeowners will try to find complete blackout solutions for their bedrooms.
Many don’t realise that you can actually purchase blackout wooden shutters and these are a brilliant choice for homeowners who work night shifts, live close to bright street lights or have young children that are sensitive to light. If you’ve never considered installing a blackout shutter solution before, below are some of the main reasons why they’re a brilliant idea.
As the name suggests, the biggest advantage of blackout shutters is that they’re effectively able to block out natural light. The fact that the shutter frame is fixed to your window means that, unlike standard blinds and curtains, you won’t get any light bleed around the edges of the shutter. Also, these shutters are paired with a blind that runs in a specially designed channel in the frame, adding another layer to make the room much darker. During the long summer days, this type of shutter is particularly beneficial and it will help you to get a great night’s sleep.
The design of blackout wooden shutters also makes them brilliant at keeping a bedroom at a comfortable temperature all year round. The honeycomb blinds that are commonly fitted to the shutters were originally developed for conservatory roofs to help keep the space cool during the summer and warm throughout the winter, and they can help to do the same in any room of the home. This combined with the insulating properties of shutters makes this window covering a cost-effective investment and you will notice a difference in your energy bills once it’s installed.
When you install blackout wooden shutters, whether you choose to have a honeycomb blind or a roller blind fitted to them, you have the option to make this blind electric rather than manual. So, instead of having to pull a cord to open and close the blind, you can simply press a button on a remote control, making it incredibly convenient to use. Of course, you will still be able to tilt the louvres of the shutters as normal too, enabling you to have complete control over both light and privacy in your bedroom at all times of the day.
Even though there will be a blind fitted behind the shutters, the overall appearance of this window covering is still aesthetically pleasing. When the blind is fully open, the fabric stack or roll is so small that it is hidden behind the top rail of the shutter panel. This means that it won’t be visible through the louvres when they’re open and your blackout shutters will look just like any other traditional window shutters.
With such a huge range of customisable options available, it is easy to design blackout wooden shutters that complement your bedroom’s interior design. No matter what your personal taste may be, with multiple colours and finishes to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice when deciding which combination to opt for. You will even have the ability to choose the colour of the blind too, so the window covering will be perfect for your home.
Ultimately, there is no denying that blackout shutters are a brilliant investment and if you’re looking for a window covering that can effectively prevent chinks of light, this is one of the best solutions available. If you’d like to speak to an expert about installing blackout wooden shutters in your bedroom, feel free to contact us here at The Great Shutter Co. today.
Since being founded, we have been providing affordable yet luxurious plantation shutters to homeowners throughout the Hampshire and Surrey area and we will gladly help you install blackout solutions in your home. With a brilliant selection of shutter ranges to choose from, no matter what your needs and preferences may be, we will have the perfect solution for you. Also, with a three year warranty as a minimum, you can rest assured knowing that we only supply and fit the best, so there is no better company to turn to.