conservatory blinds

Year-Round Comfort with Conservatory Blinds

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Conservatories are beautiful additions to any home, providing a perfect blend of outdoor and indoor living. However, they often come with year-round challenges: excessive glare and unwanted heat in the summer, and chilly temperatures and drafts in the winter. The scorching sun can make your conservatory unbearable during the hot months, while the winter cold can turn it into an icebox. Even in perfect weather conditions, the harsh light of the sun can disrupt your peaceful moments. That’s where conservatory blinds come to the rescue.

Conservatory blinds are more than just window coverings; they are your key to creating a comfortable and versatile living space. These specialised blinds are designed to address the unique challenges presented by conservatories.

Control the temperature

Conservatory blinds provide thermal insulation, helping to keep your space cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Say goodbye to uncomfortable temperature extremes! Conservatory blinds can also help you lower your energy bills. By improving temperature control, you’ll minimise the requirement for heating or cooling in your conservatory.

Because heat rises, most of the heat in your conservatory is lost out of the windows on the roof. To retain the maximum amount of heat, make sure you cover the upper windows in your conservatory.

Reduce glare

Enjoy a bright, sunlit room without the discomfort caused by the sun’s harsh glare. With conservatory blinds, you can easily filter and adjust incoming light to the perfect level. Create a bright and lively space for daytime gatherings, an intimate ambiance for evenings, or a peaceful setting for relaxation.

Maintain your privacy

Create a private sanctuary within your conservatory. This is especially helpful if your garden is overlooked by neighbours. Conservatory blinds offer the seclusion you desire – without compromising on natural light.

Protect your furnishings

Conservatory blinds shield your space from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays, preventing fading and discolouration of your soft furnishings and flooring.

Noise reduction

For those who are easily overstimulated, the sound of heavy rain or hail can be the opposite of relaxing. Closing your conservatory blinds can help to filter out some of the sounds from outside, minimising noise.

Increase the value of your home

A beautiful conservatory with well-fitted blinds is an attractive asset for potential buyers and can boost the resale value of your property.

How to pick the right conservatory blinds

When it comes to choosing conservatory blinds, you’ve got plenty of options – but we’ll walk you through our favourites.

Vertical blinds

These blinds are a great option if you have floor-to-ceiling windows in your conservatory. You can cover large panes of glass with a single blind, making for extremely easy operation. Simply rotate the slats to let in as much light as you desire, or move your blinds to the side for uninterrupted sunlight.

Venetian blinds

These blinds offer a similar level of light control to vertical blinds. Venetian blinds are very easy to keep clean – simply dust every now and then to maintain their look. However, they might take up too much space at the top of your conservatory windows when retracted fully.

Wooden blinds

A classic, luxurious option. If you like to play into the indoor/outdoor nature of your conservatory, wooden blinds look right at home. In a conservatory with lots of plants, wooden blinds create a wonderful continuation with the aesthetic of the room. You can also choose different slat sizes to really personalise your wooden blinds. However, these blinds don’t work so well on windows that are not rectangular or square. You may also want to opt for faux wooden blinds, as real wood can warp when exposed to sunlight for a long time.

Roller blinds

If you’re looking to make a statement with your conservatory, roller blinds are the best choice. With countless textures, colours, and patterns to choose from, roller blinds have a simple yet effective style that is endlessly versatile.

Cellular blinds

These blinds look visually similar to roller blinds, but they come with extra benefits. They are excellent for regulating temperature – the honeycomb structure of cellular blinds traps air, keeping your conservatory comfortable all year around. Many cellular blinds can be opened from both the top and the bottom, giving you ultimate control over privacy and lighting. Plus, they have a streamlined look with no cords.

Overall, our top recommendation is cellular blinds with insulating properties. Not only do these blinds solve the age-old problem with conservatories, they can also be fitted to windows of any shape and size. This means you can use cellular blinds to cover the windows on the roof of your conservatory, where most of your heat is lost. While you can certainly use other blinds on the doors and side walls of your conservatory, you will need to mix and match with cellular blinds or certain roller blinds in order to cover your ceilings too.

Conservatories are often made up of awkwardly shaped windows, so fitting blinds can be challenging. But you’re in good hands with Halo Sunblinds – as specialists in gable end and awkwardly shaped windows, we can ensure full coverage of your conservatory if that is what you would like.

Halo Sunblinds is independent and family-run, offering unbiased advice on the best dressings for your windows. Ready to make the most of your conservatory? Contact us today.

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