Window treatments can often be the trickiest part of a room to get right. Often you can't buy blinds that are the right size, the desired thickness, or a find a stylish design that will work well in your chosen decorating scheme. When it comes to bedrooms, blackout blinds are a great option, as they block out the light and keep the heat inside. Plus, the latest designs on the high street are stylish and affordable. From simple portable designs (ideal for kid's bedrooms) to pretty geometric patterns, take a look at our pick of the best blackout blinds around. Always follow manufacturers' and retailers' guidelines if fitting blinds in children's rooms or nurseries as there are very important safety considerations.
1. Bloc Blinds Blackout Skylight Blind in Nightsky
Bloc skylight blinds are compatible with all the main brands including Velux, Roto, Fakro and Rooflite. They're simple to fit using your existing skylight blind mechanism and are completely blackout when fitted, thanks to the protective case on the back of the top cassette unit. This stops the light from leaking in at the top of the blind and has the added benefit of preventing fading, as well as damaging or marking of the fabric during installation. Available in a range of sizes.
Bloc Blinds Blackout Skylight Blind in Nightsky, £64, John Lewis
2. Myrtle House Wire Blackout Roller Blind in Black
This beautifully considered roller blind offers a stylish and contemporary option for decorating your window. Printed modern design with with silver metal chain. Five size width options that can easily be installed inside or outside your window recess and cut to size if required. Certified Safety Specification to BBSA standard including child safety cleat.
Myrtle House Wire Blackout Roller Blind in Black, £55, House of Fraser
3. Duck Egg Beautiful Birds Blackout Roller Blind
Featuring pink bird and blossom detailing on a light duck egg blue background, this blackout blind is perfect if you want to give your home a vintage touch. With a blackout lining to block out external light disturbances such as streetlamps or morning sunlight. With a smooth rolling motion to ensure easy use, this blind is also available in a range of sizes so that you find the best match for your home.
4. ColourMatch Blackout Roller Blind in Fiesta Blue
Keep the light out for a good night sleep with this blackout roller blind in fiesta blue, part of our Colour Match range. Tested and safe to the 2014 blind safety standards. Made from polyester and available in a range of shades.
5. Meadowside Printed Thermal Blackout Roller Blind in Natural
Thermal blackout roller blind available in 5 widths. Ideal for blocking out light but adding detail to a window. All fixtures and fittings included. Use a dry cloth or duster to clean, a damp cloth can be used to to remove light marks. With a maximum drop of 160 cm, it can be cut to size.
6. Home of Style Duck Egg Blackout Blind
This stylish roller blind comes in a blackout fabric with room darkening effect. The thermal coating helps keeps the room warm in winter and cool in summer. Includes brackets, plates, sidewinder control, end units, screws, bottom bar and safety device. Also available in white, lilac, soft yellow and almond.
7. Hamilton McBride Thermal Blackout Vertical Blinds
Thermal blackout ready made vertical blinds in 3 colour options. These ready-to-hang vertical blinds are ideal for controlling the level of privacy you enjoy, while blocking out light completely when you need them to. In a choice of white, black or cream, the blinds will ensure you're not bothered by outside light sources while you get a restful sleep.
8. Textured Geo Print Blackout Roller Blind
This pretty geometric blind is bang on trend and would be perfect for a mid-century inspired home. Fitting instructions provided - can be fitted inside or outside the window recess, to the wall or ceiling. Cannot be cut to size.
9. Gro Anywhere Blackout Blind
If your little one cannot sleep on a lighter summer evening, or you just need to make their room a little darker to create a more restful environment, the Gro Anywhere Blackout Blind is the perfect choice whether you are at home or away. This portable blind attaches directly to the glass with suction cups.
10. Grey Stripe Blackout Roller Blind
Stripe is a traditional blackout roller blind featuring a bold vertical striped pattern in a contemporary grey colour palette on a white background. This popular pattern is printed on a three pass thermal fabric for a room darkening effect. The thermal properties of this high quality blackout blind make it an ideal choice year round usage. Can be cut to width. Fitting instructions included.
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