A conservatory is a desirable addition to a home, providing a unique space where the outdoors blend into your home. However, to make this space comfortable and to enjoy it to the fullest, it is important to be able to control the amount of sun the room receives. This is essential for being able to regulate the amount of light, temperature and privacy of the room. One of the best ways to achieve this is with the good use of blinds.
In this article, we will talk through things to consider before choosing your window coverings and some of the best options for conservatory blinds.
Points to consider for conservatory blinds
1) How do you use the room? – What you use your conservatory for will affect which window coverings will be suitable. Different types of blind will be preferable depending on whether the conservatory is used for dining, a playroom or as an extension of your garden, for example.
2) Do you need to control temperature? – Glass isn’t very insulative, compared to other building materials. This can mean, depending on the season and the direction your conservatory is facing, the room can easily get too hot or cold. Insulating designs and reflective fabrics for blinds can help get your room’s temperature under control.
3) Do you want to control light? – The abundance of light a conservatory gets is not always welcome. Bright, direct sunshine can be harsh on your eyes; some blinds – such as vertical blinds – can be used to soften or refract this light.
4) Do you need to create privacy? – The option for creating privacy may be a priority if you have houses which overlook your conservatory, or if you want to achieve a cosier feel in the evenings. Blackout blinds or slatted blinds can help you achieve a more secluded space.
5) Do you want automated blinds? – Automation of blinds can be a very useful feature, enjoyed by tech lovers and those with impaired movement alike. In a conservatory this can definitely be a feature worth consideration, especially for roof blinds.
Our top choices for conservatory blinds
Once you have considered what you want from your blinds, you can make an informed decision as to which style and material will suit your needs best. Your choice will depend upon the features of your individual conservatory. However, here at UK Blinds Direct, we have found that some styles are generally better suited to a conservatory than others:
Perfect fit blinds
Perfect fit blinds are specially designed and tailored to seamlessly fit your window, creating a sleek finish. The blinds fit flawlessly into your window frames, requiring no drilling or holes. This option is great for conservatories as each pane of glass will be fitted with a blind, allowing unobstructed opening of windows and doors, even when the blinds are closed. Perfect fit blinds can come in many styles and materials, meaning blackout and heat reflecting fabric options are available.
Vertical blinds are a popular choice for conservatories due to their rotatable slats. Changing the orientation of the slats gives you great light and privacy control without having to sacrifice a bright and airy room and views of your garden. What’s more, vertical blinds are low maintenance, requiring little cleaning and their mechanism removes the risk of trapping dirt and insects when opening.
Pleated blinds, especially honeycomb varieties, also work well in a conservatory. Available in a huge variety of colours and patterns, there is sure to be something to match your home. Depending on your fabric choice, pleated blinds can create a lovely soft, diffused light in a conservatory and fold back very neatly to allow full light admittance and views. If you choose honeycomb pleated blinds, you can gain significantly improved insulation in your conservatory too, making the room warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
UK Blinds Direct offer a large range of high-quality blinds for domestic and commercial properties to customers across Sheffield and Rotherham. Our skilled professional fitters will install your blinds with care and precision, ensuring a seamless and safe finish. For further information about our products and services, get in touch with our experienced team today.