Let Light Into your Home with These Clever Blind Designs

17/01/2022
Categories: Window Blinds
Tags: Blinds

Letting plenty of natural light into your home is a sure-fire way to boost your mood and make your space feel fresh and airy. We explore how choosing the right blinds can maximise the natural light in your home, without compromising on shade or privacy. 

Why is natural light important in your home?

The darker winter months can be a tough time. Many people are affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and it can be hard to feel motivated when you’re in gloomy surroundings. Natural light will not only help you feel happier and more refreshed, but it will also make your rooms feel bigger. It’s a win-win situation! 

The benefits of getting more natural light

Artificial light can make us feel sluggish, especially when working from home. Make sure you take regular screen breaks, move around, and let plenty of light stream through the windows to stay alert and energised. 

As well as being important for our mental and physical wellbeing, natural daylight is key to keeping houseplants alive. If you want to keep your plants looking lush, it’s important that you position them near a window so they absorb plenty of light. 

Tips for dressing your window to enjoy maximum light    

There are many different ways to dress a window and, with our made-to-measure service, we can cater to all shapes, styles, and sizes. It's all about striking a balance between aesthetics, privacy, and getting the right shade when you need it. That’s where some cleverly designed blinds come in. 

Which blinds let the most natural light into your home?

Use our helpful guide to choose the best blinds for letting light into your home. 

Venetian blinds

The design of Venetian blinds makes them ideal for optimising the flow of light without compromising on privacy. Stylish and unobtrusive, Venetian blinds are made up of slats that can be adjusted to follow the sun’s movement throughout the day and offer privacy when you need it. 

Roller blinds

These may not seem like the most obvious choice, but in a lighter fabric they can work really well. Roller blinds can be rolled down as far as needed to reduce glare and provide privacy. In a pale or sheer material, they will remain functional while still letting a soft, pleasant glow filter into your home.

When roller blinds are raised to the top of the window, almost all of the glass is exposed, allowing maximum natural light to come flooding in. For similar reasons, sheer Roman blinds also work well. 

Vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are perfect for large windows, doors, and conservatories. For maximum light, they can be drawn back completely.

Alternatively, they can easily be adjusted to provide just the right amount of shading, airflow, and privacy. The louvres are positioned in a way that lets light flood into the room, making them a great choice for creating a bright, airy space. 

Get advice on maximising your natural light from Broadview Blinds

As specialists in designing and fitting made-to-measure blinds, we can answer any questions you have about choosing the right option for your home. 

We offer free design consultations, where we visit your home to measure your windows and doors, while gaining a better understanding of your style and requirements. 

For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today on 01202 679 012.   

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