It can be tricky to cover loft windows due to their often unorthodox shape and positioning. Certain blinds are more successful than others; each possess features that either compliment or detract from the window shape and position. Today we’re going to take a look at how different blinds fare at covering the various types of loft windows, providing you with the information you need to enhance your loft with a stunning new accessory.
Skylight windows are an immensely popular choice for a loft due to their ease of application. Unlike dormer windows, skylight windows simply blend with the existing roof structure, offering a stylish, slanted panel of glass.
Skylight windows are often large, and their high-up, slanted positioning make them more difficult to cover and operate than standard house windows. To cover them correctly, you’re looking for a blind that fulfills the following criteria:
- Stylish aesthetic
- Fits perfectly — no dangling down
- Provides optimum light control
- Provides optimum heat control
- Easy to operate
Roller blinds – Roller blinds are extremely simple to operate and this will be highly beneficial for a window that is high up; just use a large wand to control the blinds at any height. Without any slats to turn, roller blinds utilise their simple design. They’ll still provide light and heat control, albeit not as much as slatted blinds, but without slats, roller blinds provide a clean aesthetic with one simple panel of fabric. By opting for a perfect fit option, your roller blinds will be fixed to the window with pinpoint accuracy, providing a sharp, clean look that is unrivalled by other blind styles.
Honeycomb pleated blinds – Honeycomb pleated blinds work similarly to roller blinds and, without adjustable slats, are another top option for skylight windows. However, honeycomb pleated blinds offer more advanced heat control functionality than roller blinds. These blinds use honeycomb slats which trap air and prevent it from cooling. This provides a great level of insulation that can be particularly beneficial for a loft.
Dormer windows are a little more advanced than skylight windows as they consist of an added structure which protrudes out from the roof. The benefit of this is that the windows can be vertical and add a little extra space to the room as a whole. However, these alcoves can often be very narrow, resulting in a window that needs compact blinds to fit the available space. With this in mind, here are our top picks for dressing dormer windows.
Venetian blinds – Venetian blinds have narrow slats, making them compact and perfect to use for dormer windows. They can also be ordered in a perfect fit option, utilising the space even more by fitting to the window with perfect precision.
Roman blinds – Roman blinds comprise a sole piece of fabric that extends down to offer a full, premium window covering, before retracting back up into a neat envelope of fabric. This neat envelope of fabric can fit flawlessly in the alcove of the dormer window, as opposed to protruding out as it would do with a regular window. This makes Roman blinds a particularly good choice for dressing dormer windows.
Here at UK Blinds Direct, we offer a huge variety of blinds. With our option for made-to-measure blinds created bespoke to your own window, there are no windows too challenging for us to cover. To learn more about any of our extensive products and services, give our friendly team a call today.