IF YOU’VE EVER HAD A SATURDAY MORNING slumber interrupted by a five-year old who always wakes up at the crack of dawn, then it’s high time you invested in some blackout roller blinds.
Although you could always opt for traditional curtains, blackout roller blinds are a great alternative if you’re looking to completely block light from the outside. Whether you’re trying to get a couple of extra hours of sleep on a weekend morning or trying to block out the annoying neighbor’s patio light, ready made roller blinds are the ideal choice.
Not only are blackout roller blinds great for keeping light out, they are also great for controlling temperature. Keeping light out in the hot daytime hours can help control the temperature within the house, keeping you comfortable in those hot summer months while also saving you money on expensive cooling bills.
Another perk is privacy. Curtains are great but have you looked at your neighbors curtained windows when it’s dark out and their home is brightly lit? It’s like watching shadow puppetry being projected on the outside of their homes. If you paid attention long enough (I don’t recommend it), you’d probably get a good idea of who was in the house and what their daily habits were.
Finally, one big advantage of blackout roller blinds over standard curtains — in addition to their great, minimalist look — is that they, unlike curtains, are not dust magnets. If you have children with allergies, indoor air quality is likely a very important issue for you, and avoiding allergens is probably at the top of the list of concerns. With substantially less surface area, blackout roller blinds do not attract dust and pet hair the way curtains might, thereby greatly improving the air quality in your home.