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Made-to-measure blackout blinds for windows and doors are a perfect way to protect your home from the sun's glare and overheating. Our modern manual and electric window shades are ideal for any room at home, photo studios, offices (especially conference rooms) and any other spaces that may sometimes require darkened environment. We have plenty to offer if you're looking for custom solutions to create more resource-efficient and pleasant spaces. Choose your preferred blackout window cover type, its style and control mechanism. Here you'll find a few more helpful insights that might help you choose the best option.

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Imagine having complete control over the sunlight entering your room, ensuring optimal comfort and savings on energy resources. That's exactly what our custom blackout shades offer. Here you'll find the main perks and when to consider this type of window treatment.

What Are the Main Perks of Blackout Window Blinds?

Unique design and exceptional fabrics allow you to efficiently block out light, putting you in charge of your room's ambience. Looking to create a cool and soothing environment, perfect for relaxing, working, or enjoying quality rest without any distractions? High-quality covers offer:

  • Effective light control: while innovative fabrics block out the sun’s glare, well-thought-out modern control mechanisms allow you to control the amount of light entering any room efficiently.
  • Darkened environment: create darkness, even during the brightest hours of the day. Whether you need a restful sleep environment or want to enhance your movie-watching experience by eliminating screen reflections, these special window treatments have got you covered.
  • Improved insulation: our quality fabrics have thermal insulation properties. Maintain an optimal temperature and reduce air conditioning costs (excessive heating or cooling), ultimately leading to energy savings.
  • More resource-efficient spaces: efficient heat and light control means maintaining optimal temperature levels minimising reliance on air conditioning (or heating) systems, also artificial lighting. Interesting fact – during cold seasons, you can reduce heating costs by up to 24%.
  • Enhanced privacy: these shades are perfect for creating a desired level of privacy – you can completely prevent outside visibility into your room.


Wide Lex Blinds assortment makes it easy to customise your custom blackout shades for windows or doors fully – various types cater to different aesthetic preferences and interior styles. We offer more than 100 blockout fabrics to choose from. Therefore, this window treatment solution is highly versatile.

When Should You Consider a Blackout Window Cover?

No doubt, modern shades will contribute to your unique and functional interior. But there are a few more aspects to consider, especially if you choose from a few window treatment solutions. The above-mentioned exceptional qualities might make so-called blockout blinds a better option if you seek:

1. More efficient light control
2. Possibility of creating almost complete darkness
3. Optimal, comfortable temperature
4. Improved quality sleep
5. Screen viewing comfort


Simply put, you can not only create stylish and functional spaces but also address some common challenges. For instance, when the sun's glare and light don't let you create an uninterrupted sleep environment and ensure sufficient darkness needed for comfortable screen viewing.

Important to mention that blockout fabric does not create complete darkness; there will be a light strike at the edge of the blind. If you want even more efficient results in creating a darkened environment, look over our Perfect Fit blackout window treatment options.

Types of Custom Blackout Blinds for Windows & Doors


We have all types of blinds and other window treatments that can block out the sun and create a darkened environment. Simply choose your preferred roller, vertical, Venetian or Roman blinds, pleated ones, or even curtains, and we will make them of high-quality blockout materials.

Here are 5 popular types that provide efficient light, sun's glare and temperature control, offering complete privacy and room darkening possibilities.

1. Blackout Roller Blinds  

Featuring a single piece of fabric that rolls up or down smoothly, these window treatments offer a simple and sleek design. That's why they're very versatile and can cover any space – whether at home or office. Regarding the operating mechanism of your chosen blackout roller blind, made-to-measure product can be easily adapted to work automatically. With manual or electric control mechanisms, it's easy to adjust the level of sunlight entering your room.

2. Blackout Vertical Blinds   

Vertical slats can be tilted to regulate sunlight while maintaining a sense of seclusion – that's why they are such a popular option for offices. The contemporary look makes it perfect for modern, minimalist interior homes too. By the way, they're worth your attention if you're looking for efficient solutions to cover larger windows and sliding glass doors.

3. Blackout Roman Blinds   

These covers feature horizontally folding fabric panels that stack neatly when raised. In terms of light and privacy level control, they can offer the same benefits as before mentioned options. However, regarding style, these window treatments are known for their elegant appearance and the touch of sophistication they add to any room. If you're looking for something to enhance functionality and upgrade the classical interior, that's your choice.

4. Blackout Pleated Shades   

While offering versatility and style, pleated fabrics also provide versatility in creating different light levels. They're easily adaptable to different window sizes and shapes. Also, the best part is that they can be moved from the top down or the bottom up – that's ideal considering shades for bathrooms or rooms on the ground floor. A sleek and streamlined look is perfect for modern homes and offices.

5. Curtains

If you're after elegant or contemporary look blockout curtains – we've got you covered too. There are plenty of designs to choose from. Designed with specially woven fabrics, such curtains provide complete light control when closed. One of the most popular options for bedrooms or living rooms is a combination of light daytime and dense material night curtains.

Wondering what would be the best blackout blinds in your case? Consider the space – its style and purpose. Some of our fabrics also have other valuable properties that allow you to create even more comfortable environments in different rooms, even where there are specific conditions (e.g., bathroom, kitchen, enclosed veranda, etc.).


Regarding control mechanisms, we highly recommend looking over automated solutions. Electric shades add even more functionality, especially if you have or plan to start using smart home systems – then you should know that such covers are compatible with most of the leading smart home systems.

Please find more information in our FAQ section – here, we answer some of the most commonly asked questions. If you’ve already decided to buy blackout blinds for windows (or doors), but need some clarification or recommendations, don’t hesitate to contact us – via call, drop us an email or fill in the form. When filling out the form, you can also book a free in-home appointment or visual design consultation right away.

FAQ   


What is the price range of custom-made blackout blinds?


It all depends on the blind type you're after, also – the shape and size of your windows, chosen control mechanism, fabrics, etc.

If you would like to know specific pricing regarding your windows or doors, don't hesitate to get in touch with us; our specialists will provide more accurate information regarding your needs and pricing.

Can blackout window blinds completely block out all light?


While such window treatments are designed to reduce the amount of light entering a room significantly, it's important to note that they may not achieve 100% darkness. Depending on the type of chosen window treatments, some minimal light leakage may occur around the edges or through small gaps.
 
Still, considering the window treatment options in the market, there’s a reason this technology is called one of the most efficient ways to block the sunlight and create a desired atmosphere – darkened environment for sleep, screen viewing, etc.

Are blockout blinds suitable for different window sizes and shapes?


Absolutely. They are available in various styles – from roller ones to vertical ones and more. Different types of such window treatments cover different forms and sizes of windows (e.g., skylight darkening shades). If you have doubts about window sizes or shapes, let's discuss the possibilities of made-to-measure covers, whether you have standard or non-standard windows.

Do blackout shades provide insulation benefits?


Yes, some specialised materials have thermal insulation properties. Meaning during the warm season, they allow you to save on air conditioning and during the cold season – they help to keep the warmth indoors (our products help to reduce heating costs by up to 24%). Also, regarding noise insulation, thick, dense fabrics can absorb and dampen external noises.

What are the benefits of electric blackout blinds?


While high-quality manually operated window covers provide the same light and temperature control benefits, electric ones do have additional perks:

  • You can control shades with a touch of a button or even a voice command (if you have a smart home system).
  • It’s easy to operate covers, especially for larger windows or ones that are hard to reach.
  • You can control your window treatments at home or away.
  • In some cases, it's also possible to integrate solar sensors that allow you to create even more resource-efficient spaces.


So, even if relatively cheap blackout blinds controlled manually can save you some money now, automated ones might help you save more money in the long run.

An electric blackout window cover may require professional installation and access to a power source. Therefore, discussing the options and possibilities with our specialists might be the fastest way to know real options.

Made-to-measure blackout blinds for windows and doors are a perfect way to protect your home from the sun's glare and overheating. Our modern manual and electric window shades are ideal for any room at home, photo studios, offices (especially conference rooms) and any other spaces that may sometimes require darkened environment. We have plenty to offer if you're looking for custom solutions to create more resource-efficient and pleasant spaces. Choose your preferred blackout window cover type, its style and control mechanism. Here you'll find a few more helpful insights that might help you choose the best option.

Made to Measure Blackout Blinds (UK)


Imagine having complete control over the sunlight entering your room, ensuring optimal comfort and savings on energy resources. That's exactly what our custom blackout shades offer. Here you'll find the main perks and when to consider this type of window treatment.

What Are the Main Perks of Blackout Window Blinds?

Unique design and exceptional fabrics allow you to efficiently block out light, putting you in charge of your room's ambience. Looking to create a cool and soothing environment, perfect for relaxing, working, or enjoying quality rest without any distractions? High-quality covers offer:

  • Effective light control: while innovative fabrics block out the sun’s glare, well-thought-out modern control mechanisms allow you to control the amount of light entering any room efficiently.
  • Darkened environment: create darkness, even during the brightest hours of the day. Whether you need a restful sleep environment or want to enhance your movie-watching experience by eliminating screen reflections, these special window treatments have got you covered.
  • Improved insulation: our quality fabrics have thermal insulation properties. Maintain an optimal temperature and reduce air conditioning costs (excessive heating or cooling), ultimately leading to energy savings.
  • More resource-efficient spaces: efficient heat and light control means maintaining optimal temperature levels minimising reliance on air conditioning (or heating) systems, also artificial lighting. Interesting fact – during cold seasons, you can reduce heating costs by up to 24%.
  • Enhanced privacy: these shades are perfect for creating a desired level of privacy – you can completely prevent outside visibility into your room.


Wide Lex Blinds assortment makes it easy to customise your custom blackout shades for windows or doors fully – various types cater to different aesthetic preferences and interior styles. We offer more than 100 blockout fabrics to choose from. Therefore, this window treatment solution is highly versatile.

When Should You Consider a Blackout Window Cover?

No doubt, modern shades will contribute to your unique and functional interior. But there are a few more aspects to consider, especially if you choose from a few window treatment solutions. The above-mentioned exceptional qualities might make so-called blockout blinds a better option if you seek:

1. More efficient light control
2. Possibility of creating almost complete darkness
3. Optimal, comfortable temperature
4. Improved quality sleep
5. Screen viewing comfort


Simply put, you can not only create stylish and functional spaces but also address some common challenges. For instance, when the sun's glare and light don't let you create an uninterrupted sleep environment and ensure sufficient darkness needed for comfortable screen viewing.

Important to mention that blockout fabric does not create complete darkness; there will be a light strike at the edge of the blind. If you want even more efficient results in creating a darkened environment, look over our Perfect Fit blackout window treatment options.

Types of Custom Blackout Blinds for Windows & Doors


We have all types of blinds and other window treatments that can block out the sun and create a darkened environment. Simply choose your preferred roller, vertical, Venetian or Roman blinds, pleated ones, or even curtains, and we will make them of high-quality blockout materials.

Here are 5 popular types that provide efficient light, sun's glare and temperature control, offering complete privacy and room darkening possibilities.

1. Blackout Roller Blinds  

Featuring a single piece of fabric that rolls up or down smoothly, these window treatments offer a simple and sleek design. That's why they're very versatile and can cover any space – whether at home or office. Regarding the operating mechanism of your chosen blackout roller blind, made-to-measure product can be easily adapted to work automatically. With manual or electric control mechanisms, it's easy to adjust the level of sunlight entering your room.

2. Blackout Vertical Blinds   

Vertical slats can be tilted to regulate sunlight while maintaining a sense of seclusion – that's why they are such a popular option for offices. The contemporary look makes it perfect for modern, minimalist interior homes too. By the way, they're worth your attention if you're looking for efficient solutions to cover larger windows and sliding glass doors.

3. Blackout Roman Blinds   

These covers feature horizontally folding fabric panels that stack neatly when raised. In terms of light and privacy level control, they can offer the same benefits as before mentioned options. However, regarding style, these window treatments are known for their elegant appearance and the touch of sophistication they add to any room. If you're looking for something to enhance functionality and upgrade the classical interior, that's your choice.

4. Blackout Pleated Shades   

While offering versatility and style, pleated fabrics also provide versatility in creating different light levels. They're easily adaptable to different window sizes and shapes. Also, the best part is that they can be moved from the top down or the bottom up – that's ideal considering shades for bathrooms or rooms on the ground floor. A sleek and streamlined look is perfect for modern homes and offices.

5. Curtains

If you're after elegant or contemporary look blockout curtains – we've got you covered too. There are plenty of designs to choose from. Designed with specially woven fabrics, such curtains provide complete light control when closed. One of the most popular options for bedrooms or living rooms is a combination of light daytime and dense material night curtains.

Wondering what would be the best blackout blinds in your case? Consider the space – its style and purpose. Some of our fabrics also have other valuable properties that allow you to create even more comfortable environments in different rooms, even where there are specific conditions (e.g., bathroom, kitchen, enclosed veranda, etc.).


Regarding control mechanisms, we highly recommend looking over automated solutions. Electric shades add even more functionality, especially if you have or plan to start using smart home systems – then you should know that such covers are compatible with most of the leading smart home systems.

Please find more information in our FAQ section – here, we answer some of the most commonly asked questions. If you’ve already decided to buy blackout blinds for windows (or doors), but need some clarification or recommendations, don’t hesitate to contact us – via call, drop us an email or fill in the form. When filling out the form, you can also book a free in-home appointment or visual design consultation right away.

FAQ   


What is the price range of custom-made blackout blinds?


It all depends on the blind type you're after, also – the shape and size of your windows, chosen control mechanism, fabrics, etc.

If you would like to know specific pricing regarding your windows or doors, don't hesitate to get in touch with us; our specialists will provide more accurate information regarding your needs and pricing.

Can blackout window blinds completely block out all light?


While such window treatments are designed to reduce the amount of light entering a room significantly, it's important to note that they may not achieve 100% darkness. Depending on the type of chosen window treatments, some minimal light leakage may occur around the edges or through small gaps.
 
Still, considering the window treatment options in the market, there’s a reason this technology is called one of the most efficient ways to block the sunlight and create a desired atmosphere – darkened environment for sleep, screen viewing, etc.

Are blockout blinds suitable for different window sizes and shapes?


Absolutely. They are available in various styles – from roller ones to vertical ones and more. Different types of such window treatments cover different forms and sizes of windows (e.g., skylight darkening shades). If you have doubts about window sizes or shapes, let's discuss the possibilities of made-to-measure covers, whether you have standard or non-standard windows.

Do blackout shades provide insulation benefits?


Yes, some specialised materials have thermal insulation properties. Meaning during the warm season, they allow you to save on air conditioning and during the cold season – they help to keep the warmth indoors (our products help to reduce heating costs by up to 24%). Also, regarding noise insulation, thick, dense fabrics can absorb and dampen external noises.

What are the benefits of electric blackout blinds?


While high-quality manually operated window covers provide the same light and temperature control benefits, electric ones do have additional perks:

  • You can control shades with a touch of a button or even a voice command (if you have a smart home system).
  • It’s easy to operate covers, especially for larger windows or ones that are hard to reach.
  • You can control your window treatments at home or away.
  • In some cases, it's also possible to integrate solar sensors that allow you to create even more resource-efficient spaces.


So, even if relatively cheap blackout blinds controlled manually can save you some money now, automated ones might help you save more money in the long run.

An electric blackout window cover may require professional installation and access to a power source. Therefore, discussing the options and possibilities with our specialists might be the fastest way to know real options.

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Why Choose Blackout Blinds?
  • Get a better night’s sleep with blackout linings and fabrics that reduce light levels. Blockout fabric does not create a full blackout blind, there will be a light strike at the edge of the blind.
  • We offer more than 100 blockout fabrics to choose from, there are blinds to complement any interior.
  • The decorative scalloped edge is available on all blackout blinds.
  • Energy-saving fabrics. They can reduce your heating costs by up to 24%. This happens because of the thermal insulation that blackout blinds or curtains can provide.
  • Can be motorised.
  • Easy installation.
  • We offer 0% finance on Blackout Blinds.
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Lex Blinds have a wide range of modern window treatment solutions that suit all commercial spaces, from offices and studios to restaurants and shops

Our products are highly practical with features like sun control, insulation, glare reduction, privacy, and automation.

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Our team of experts will be happy to advise you on the best window treatment option for your premises. We will also provide professional measuring and fitting services, which are included in the cost.

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Whether you are looking to add a modern touch, for something highly functional and affordable, or a product that combines all of these aspects, our collection of commercial blinds is the right place to look.

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