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Blinds that Let Light in But Provide Privacy

When it comes to choosing the right blinds for your property, there’s a delicate balance to be struck in most cases – we want blinds that let light in but can provide us with privacy at the same time. Blackout blinds, for example, are more suited to people who want light or privacy – open them for light, shut them for total privacy. In this article, we’re going to look at the blinds that can provide both at the same time, be it through the type of fabric or the opening mechanism of the blind. 

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are one of the most recognisable types of blinds around. Their sleek, thin, horizontal slats are perfect for finding the right balance of letting light in and giving us privacy at the same time. By simply tweaking the level of the slats, you can let in some light without letting everyone see into your home. If you’d prefer full light, you can fully open the blinds by pulling them to the top of the window frame – likewise, if you’d rather block out the light, simply tilt the slats until they are completely closed. 

Plantation Shutters

Commonly associated with older properties and properties in sunnier countries, plantation shutters are an underrated but fantastic type of window dressing. The reason they are so popular in warmer countries is they are very effective at keeping heat out, but their slats can also be adjusted – much like Venetian blinds – to filter light. The light can be directed away from you, which means that the room can still benefit from the light and you can still enjoy your privacy. 

Vertical Blinds

The long, wide slats of vertical blinds provide an elegant look for any room whilst delivering light filtration and privacy control in abundance. They work in the same way as Venetian blinds; you can tilt the slats to control the amount of light coming in as well as the privacy you receive.

Roman Blinds

Good enough for the Romans and still good enough for modern times, these blinds are available in a few varieties to suit different needs. For example, you may want a Roman blind with no lining – this means you can have an attractive blind that still allows light when shut, whilst simultaneously stopping prying eyes from looking into your home. Alternatively, you may opt for a lined Roman blind – the thicker material can completely block light out, should you need it to. 

As you can see, there are a number of blinds available that you can see out of but not see into, which is ideal for many people who want light and privacy in equal measure. At Humberside Sunblinds, we’re proud to provide a comprehensive range of window blinds for customers throughout Lincolnshire – just get in touch with us today to book a free home visit or find out how we can help you.


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