When compared to some of the other window coverings on the market, shutters are able to block the majority of natural light that comes streaming through your windows. However, when homeowners are looking for a complete blackout window covering, shutters will still let through a little chink of light, which isn’t ideal in rooms like the bedroom if you are working nights or if you are using the room as nursery or a cinema room.
Thankfully, there is a brilliant solution for anyone who is looking to achieve near complete blackout in a room; shutters with integrated blackout blinds. This combination of window coverings is effective at significantly reducing the amount of natural light that comes in through the window/s and it is perfect for all of the bedrooms in your home. If you’re keen to learn more about shutters with integrated blackout blinds, below we have covered all of the basics.
Simply put, this unique solution is a blind and a shutter combined into one blackout window covering. The shutter frame is slightly larger than it usually would be and it has a specially designed channel within it. The honeycomb blind is mounted on this frame and it runs up and down the channel when you open and close it.
The design of shutters with integrated blinds ensures that any light bleed is kept to an absolute minimum and for those who require an extra level of blackout in their bedroom, it will help to make the room pitch-black. You also don’t have to worry about the blind affecting the appearance of the traditional window shutters and when the blind is in the up position, it won’t be visible through the louvres as it sits neatly behind the fixed top rail of the shutter panel.
When you install shutters with integrated blackout blinds, you can still tilt the louvres of the shutters as normal. You will have complete control over both light and privacy in the same way you would with any other plantation shutters, however, you have the added benefit of the blind behind these shutters which can be opened and closed as you please.
Whilst the louvres on the shutters are something that you will need to manually tilt, you actually have the option to have electric blinds fitted, meaning they can be open and closed with a remote control. This option is ideal for shutters with blackout blinds when they’re being installed in the bedroom and it means you can open the blinds without having to get out of bed in the morning, allowing a little bit of natural light to come into the room and gently wake you up.
Similarly to any other type of window shutters, there is an impressive range of different materials and colours options available when you’re wanting to install this blackout solution in your bedroom. You will also have a number of colours and patterns available for the blind too, so you can choose a combination that will perfectly complement the interior design of your bedroom.
It is worth noting that blind colours are actually single-sided. So, if you were to choose a bright colour, for example, when the blind is closed, you will see this colour, but from the street the blind will be a neutral colour. This prevents you from needing to worry about how a colour will look both from the inside and outside of your home.
All in all, if you’re looking for a window covering that will completely block any natural light from coming in through your windows, shutters with integrated blackout blinds are the perfect solution. No matter what your reasons may be for wanting a pitch-black bedroom, you can guarantee that this combination will help you to get a good night’s sleep.
When you’re wanting to install shutters with blackout blinds in your home, don’t hesitate to contact us here at The Great Shutter Co. We provide a vast range of plantation shutters and you can trust that we will have the perfect solution for your bedroom/s. Our expert team will gladly help you to choose the right shutter and blind combination, and we are more than happy to provide you with free and impartial advice to help you find the right solution for your home and budget. We look forward to hearing from you.