What Kind of Blinds Should I Use for My Skylight?
Skylights are an amazing feature to have in your home. They brighten up a room, even on the dreariest of days. Skylights are an excellent source of natural light, which can change the look and feel of a space. However, sometimes finding blind coverings for skylights can be tricky.
Skylights can be a unique way to allow natural light into a space that a standard window can’t allow, but they also offer the unique challenge of being on the ceiling and not the most accessible for opening and closing blinds. This doesn’t mean blinds can’t be installed on them, though.
Here are the best kinds of blinds to use for a skylight.
When one thinks of blinds, the ‘standard’ versions—the venetian, vertical, and pleated varieties—are most often what one envisions. These types of blinds are available for skylights and offer an excellent way to soften the natural light coming through the skylight.
These blinds can still be opened and closed via a cord, remote control or extendable pole, and they are secured to the skylight to ensure they block out as much light as desired. If your room has standard windows with these types of blinds, matching the skylight blind with those in the rest of the space will help pull the room together and give it a cohesive look.
The thought of having a blind on your skylight may bring up visions of washing and dusting a set of blinds eight feet in the air. However, integral blinds will save you the hassle of pulling out the ladder because they are integrated into the window.
Set between the two panels of glass, integral blinds are a modern way to keep out the light but not attract dust or moisture. These blinds are stylish, have a low up-keep and can be controlled with a remote control.
The point of skylights is to let in as much of the sun’s natural light as possible. But there are times in which total darkness needs to be achieved. If this is needed for your space, installing a blackout blind for your skylight would be a great option.
Ideal for daytime sleeping as well as keeping rooms cool in hot summer months, blackout blinds don’t allow any light through its barriers. These blinds are made from thick quality fabric that will, when shut, keep light from entering the room through the skylight.
Whether you’re looking to allow a diffused light in through your skylight or completely block out the sun, adding blinds to your skylight is a great way to control the amount of light in your space. Window Coverings of Wilmington offer a wide range of skylight blinds and will work with you to ensure your needs are met.