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How do night and day blinds work?

Night and day blinds, How do they work?

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How do night and day blinds work?

Not long ago, a new style of blinds hit the market and since have become increasingly popular. Night and day blinds as they are called offer a practical and unique solution to light control in your home, office or anywhere else whilst still looking stylish and suiting their surroundings. 

But why are this style of blinds so popular and how does the system work? We are going to take a closer look at this and hopefully answer any questions you may have about this unique design for blinds! 

closed day and night blind in bathroom

Night and Day Blinds explained

These blinds are called night and day because they offer a light control system that is perfect for letting light into a room without compromising your privacy whilst also blocking light and blacking out a room when it’s time to unwind or go to sleep. 

They work by having 2 layers of fabric in horizontal lines, one is transparent and the other is opaque panels that can stop light from getting through. These contrasting fabrics allow you to fully control the amount of light by adjusting the overlap of these panels by simply rolling the blind up or down. All these features make them perfect for both day and night. 

multi-coloured night and day blinds

How to use them in the day

In the daytime, you would adjust your night and day blinds to the point where the transparent panels were perfectly overlapping allowing the maximum amount of light to enter your room. Some styles of night and day blinds also offer a privacy layer on the transparent panel meaning these blinds are perfect if your window is open to public viewing or overlooked. 

The other brilliant feature of these blinds is the level of light control you can have with them. Simply adjust the aperture of the transparent panels in a similar way to how you would a roller blind and this will allow for more or less light to come through and you can create the exact atmosphere you want. 

How to use them at night

As it gets darker you will want to close the blinds and create a private and inviting space that is perfect to unwind in. Night and day blinds are perfect for this because the opaque material blocks out all the light and also stops anyone being able to see into your home. 

Adjust your blinds to fully close the light aperture and then you can sit back and enjoy your evening. 


Other Benefits

Alongside their unrivaled light control, night and day blinds have a range of other great features making these blinds a great choice for your home. 

Insulation – Adding good quality blinds into your home have insulation benefits but thanks to the two layers of material on night and day blinds, they offer double the insulation. Their ability to stop cold air seeping into a room and also being able to trap hot air inside a room is a great feature. 

Not only this but they can also offer that all important shade you need on sunny days when the bright light is shining in and making the room feel uncomfortable. Simply adjust your blinds and enjoy a cooler room with no more glare. 



Installing night and day blinds into your, home, office or anywhere else is just as easy as installing roller blinds, venetian blinds, or any other type of blinds. Our expert and experienced team of blind installers will take accurate measurements of the window apertures and install your made-to-measure blinds leaving you with the solid and quality finish you’d expect from a company as experienced as Fraser James.

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