How to Control the Amount of Sunlight Coming into the Room

There are many reasons why somebody may want to reduce the amount of sunlight that gets into their room. They may work night shifts, they may have trouble sleeping at night, or they may simply just be a vampire. Yes, a vampire, an infernal, cursed bloodsucker. No, just kidding. Another reason that someone may want to control the sunlight that is coming into their room could be to reduce the temperature of the room. Depending on the location of the room in question, sunlight could make the room insufferable during summer.

In this article, we will hope to tell you a few ways in which you can control the sunlight that gets into your room. Controlling sunlight is not an easy task, but with the measures put forward in this article, you will be in a better position to blackout your room.

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Here is how to control the sunlight coming into your room.

Ceiling Blinds

Often the hardest windows to prevent sunlight from getting through are ceiling blinds. These windows could be in your kitchen, conservatory, or even in your loft-conversion. Wherever they are, the solution is simple: ceiling roller blinds. You have many options when it comes to ceiling blinds, and according to the experts of LanternBlinds.co.uk, not only do these blinds control heat getting into your home, but they provide a sleek aesthetic. Ceiling blinds come in a variety of shades, colours, and patterns [as well as fabric], so you have a lot to choose from.

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are a very stylish way to keep out the sun, although not the best on this list. Roman blinds are made from a variety of fabrics and you can, if you have the budget, find blackout blind. Most home supply stores sell Roman blinds. The problem is that if you opt for cheaper Roman blinds, they usually do not last very long and look very cheap and unappealing. The expensive ones do look nice but do not work as well as some of the options that will be mentioned on this list. Even so, they do work to an extent.

Drapes and Curtains

Drapes and curtains are a good way to keep sunlight out of your room, but they can be expensive, and very bulky. If you are a fan of the aesthetic curtains, then, by all means, make an investment in them. Many, however, do not appreciate the bulky aesthetic and opt for the more minimalistic choice: blinds. Even so, drapes and curtains can be very luxurious, and more to the point, keep sunlight out, which is the entire purpose of this article, is it not?

Exterior Blinds

Now, this is the most expensive feature of this list, but without a doubt, the most effective. Exterior blinds reflect the sun’s rays back at it, meaning that they do not touch your windows, nor have an opportunity to get into your home. If you are trying to repel heat or sunlight, this is the way to do it. Exterior blinds can look very unsightly, however, and if you have an older home, they may ruin your home’s façade. These blinds are best used on newer, more modern homes. If you have the budget for these, we recommend you pick them up.

Plant a Tree

Moving away from the main theme of this article which has so far been blinds and curtains, you could consider planting a tree. If you do not want to completely block out sunlight, but rather just reduce it a little, planting a tree is a good solution. Not only will a tree prevent sunlight from entering your home, but it will create a nice ambiance and aesthetic for your home, as well as providing a home for wildlife. Planting a tree is a good way to control sunlight and give back to the environment.

Shutters

The final mention of our list, shutters. Shutters [like plantation shutters] are very beautiful and can look pretty in any type of home, old or new. The thing is these shutters are often very expensive, due to being handcrafted from wood in most cases. Even so, with the budget, you should definitely invest in a pair of shutters. Shutters are a really cool way to keep out the sun and to make your home look really pretty. Shutters are a worthwhile investment and one that you will certainly not regret making.

With the help of this page, you now know a few ways in which you can keep sunlight out of your home and control it. Sunlight can be very irksome for many, which is why we have written this page. Now you know how you can control it.

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