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Benefits of blackout blinds

Blackout blinds have remained consistently popular over the years. Not only do they offer fantastic light and privacy control but they’re also one of the most affordable types of window covering. Read on to discover the many benefits of blackout blinds.

What are blackout blinds?

Before we consider the benefits of blackout blinds, let’s take a look at what exactly they are. A blackout blind is a roller blind consisting of opaque fabric housed within a cassette. The fabric of the blind runs along the side channels, blocking out all the light around the edges. Although these blinds can make a room very dark, it’s unusual that they can guarantee total darkness. 

Blackout blinds are suitable for various rooms within the home. Perhaps most obviously, they’re ideal for the bedroom. Blackout blinds can keep light out, helping to improve sleep quality and enhance privacy. They are also widely used for bathrooms and for cinema rooms which need to be as dark as possible.

The top 5 benefits of blackout blinds

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Blackout blinds come with a number of benefits that ensure they remain one of the most popular types of window covering. As well as blocking out light in order to keep a room as dark as possible, they can also provide extra insulation, helping to keep your space warm and cosy when it’s cold outside. As well as these big benefits, blackout blinds also come in various styles and colours to suit your tastes and needs. Keep reading to learn more benefits of blackout blinds.

Light control 

Blackout blinds provide fantastic light control, something which is essential for bedrooms. These blinds allow you to block out almost all light when fully closed, plunging a room into near-total darkness. This can help to improve your sleep quality, particularly during the summer months when the sun sets late and rises early. Blackout fabric allows you to maintain a proper sleeping pattern throughout the year, despite the seasonal changes. Blackout blinds are particularly ideal for shift workers who need to sleep during the day since they can help to mimic the effects of nighttime darkness. 

They are also a good option for children’s bedrooms. They provide darkness even when it’s still light outside, helping to encourage children to go to sleep and making bedtime a stress-free routine. Ultimately, blackout blinds provide a much calmer and more relaxing environment to rest and sleep in.


As well as blocking out light, blackout blinds also do a fantastic job of keeping rooms warm due to their insulative properties. Black fabrics tend to be thicker than many other fabrics, providing a stronger barrier against escaping heat. When they’re fully closed, you can expect them to keep your room warmer, even during the coldest months of the year. This means you’ll use less energy and save more money on your household bills. At the same time, you can keep your home cooler during the summer months since they can help prevent heat from entering your home.  

Enhanced privacy

Blackout blinds are ideal if you require a high level of privacy. Whether for your bedroom, bathroom or any other room, blackout blinds are a great choice if you want to prevent people from looking in. People won’t even be able to see the light in a room when blackout blinds are installed. This is because they have a second blackout layer that makes them thicker than standard fabrics, ensuring it’s harder for light to pass through them. 

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Various styles and colours are available

Blackout blinds come in several different styles, including roller, Roman and Perfect Fit. If you’re not sure which style to choose, talk to one of our blind specialists who will be happy to advise you. Many people assume that blackout blinds are only available in black or other dark colours. However, you might be surprised to hear that they come in a huge range of shades to suit your tastes and incorporate into your existing décor successfully. We can come out to your home to show you samples of our blackout blinds, helping you to choose the right style and colour. 


Blackout blinds are one of the most affordable styles on the market. This makes them a popular option for people with various budgets. Plus, because at Humberside Sunblinds, we offer some of the most competitive prices on the market, you can rest assured that you won’t pay over the odds for your new blinds. To find out how much you’ll pay for blackout blinds in Grimsby, arrange a free home visit. We can measure up your windows and provide an accurate quotation.  

Shop for blackout blinds in Grimsby

If you’re looking to buy blackout blinds in Grimsby, look no further than Humberside Sunblinds. We stock a fantastic range of high-quality blackout blinds at highly competitive prices. Coming in various styles, colours and designs, it’s easy to find the perfect blackout blinds for your home. A key part of our service is that we offer free measuring and fitting of your new blinds. This ensures that your blinds will fit your windows perfectly, helping to ensure that as little light as possible is allowed to enter your room. Your blackout blinds will be installed to an exceptional standard, with a flawless finish achieved. 

Contact us

With so many benefits of blackout blinds, it’s no surprise that you’re thinking of placing an order. Call us on 01469 664 017 to discuss your needs with one of our friendly team. You can also get in touch by sending us a message via our website and we will get back to you as quickly as we can with the answers to your questions and queries.

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