Blinds and shutters for light and glare control
As the days get longer and the sun shines well into the evening, you may find that glare and sunlight are becoming an issue in your home. While it’s nice to enjoy warm evenings on the balcony or in the garden, these longer days can be irksome when you’re trying to watch TV or have an early night.
However, there are a number of ways that you can have more control over the light levels in your home. By installing the right blinds, shutters, awnings or curtains, you’ll be able to manage how much daylight disturbs you throughout the day.
How can blinds and shutters help with light control?
The treatments you choose for your windows can offer more than just privacy and aesthetics. They can help to regulate the amount of light that enters each room of your home, from full, bright sunshine to complete darkness. Depending on your preferred option, different blinds and shutters can help with light control and glare.
Light filtering blinds, also known as sheer or translucent blinds, are perfect for homes and offices where privacy is a concern, and plenty of natural light is desired. These blinds provide a soft glow in a room, which can be a relaxing and inviting atmosphere.
Blackout blinds and shutters
Blackout blinds and shutters are used to block out all light and are perfect for bedrooms and nurseries. They are highly effective for eliminating light, which can aid in creating a peaceful sleep environment.
Blinds and shutters help to regulate the temperature in a room. By controlling the amount of light that enters a room, they also help reduce the amount of heat or cold that penetrates a room, which saves energy and reduces your bills.
Besides light control, blinds and shutters can also reduce or eliminate glare in a room. Glare can be an issue when watching TV or working on a computer, as it’s hard to see the screen clearly with too much brightness reflected into the room.
Types of blinds and shutters for light control
When choosing which blinds, shutters, awnings, or other window treatments you want, it is essential to consider your style preference, the level of light control you want, and your budget. Whatever your need, there are a variety of options available that can fit your lifestyle, preferences, and wallet.
Vertical or horizontal blinds
Blinds with vertical or horizontal panels can be adjusted to direct light away from the room, reducing glare and keeping a room comfortable. Vertical blinds are particularly useful for reducing glare from windows that receive direct sunlight.
Wooden or composite shutters provide the maximum level of light control and glare elimination. Unlike other materials, they reduce the amount of light entering a room without affecting ventilation.
Roller shades come in various materials and provide excellent glare control. They are perfect for home offices and living rooms, where glare can interfere with concentration and viewing.
With more of us working from home, spending time in front of the computer and enjoying family time inside, the need for light control in the home is becoming increasingly more important. Being able to create the perfect light levels in your home helps to improve mental health, reduce eye strain when looking at screens, and provide better aesthetics. By opting for shutters, blinds, awnings or similar treatments, you can have more control over the light and glare in your home.
To find out how we can help find the perfect solution for you, contact Impact Interiors today.