How can blockout fabrics improve your home?

Mental block. Six surprising ways blockout fabrics can benefit your home.

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Louvolite Australia
Photography Louvolite Australia

Nothing quite beats a good night’s sleep, but in world that never stops we know sometimes just how difficult that can be. Noise, light pollution and even the weather are all factors that can throw off our sleeping patterns.

Blockout fabric is specifically designed to block out light coming into your home, creating darkness when you need it most. What’s more, blockout fabric can provide better privacy, reduce noise from outside your windows and even help to insulate your home. We’ve broken down six of the biggest benefits of having blockout fabric in your home in a simple and handy list below!

Could you benefit from blockout fabrics?

So, who benefits? Restless sleepers, young children, shift-workers and migraine sufferers are just some of the people that will really feel the difference. For those living in bustling urban areas, close to a main road or even beneath a flight path, blockout fabric provides that much needed barrier so that you can rest easy when it matters most.

So, what are the benefits?

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“For those living in bustling urban areas, close to a main road or even beneath a flight path, blockout fabric provides that much needed barrier so that you can rest easy when it matters most.”

— Louvolite Australia

Light control.

Street lamps, car lights and general light pollution are all disruptions that can be quickly eliminated by installing a blockout fabric into your home. Blockout fabric can also help you maintain a proper sleeping pattern throughout the year, no matter the seasonal changes.

Highly effective within children’s bedrooms, blockout fabric provides darkness making for stress free bedtime routines!

The same applies for shift-workers; to mimic the effects of night time darkness, a blockout fabric with provide a calmer, more relaxing environment to rest in.

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Added insulation.

Great for the oncoming winter season, blockout fabrics can actually provide better insulation for the home, meaning reduced energy consumption and more money saved on household bills!

This is because blockout fabric is naturally a thicker fabric, making for a stronger defence against escaping heat. Similarly, you can expect a cooler home if you keep Blockout Shades down throughout the summer months. For this time of year, our recommendation would be Cellular Blinds for their fantastic energy efficiency!
Read more about Cellular Blinds for this winter’s most sought after Blind…

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Noise proofing.

Blockout fabrics also have the added benefit of being noise repressing, the perfect solution for those living in urban areas or near motorways/main roads, making for a peaceful living environment no matter the time of day.

The added noise repression barrier can make for a disruption free sleep, especially for light sleepers and children!

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Extra privacy.

Especially ideal for bathroom and bedrooms, blockout fabrics can provide better privacy within the home, a vital step in creating a safe and comfortable living space you can relax in.

As well as concealing the view from the outside, blockout fabrics cleverly conceal the view from inside.

Our insider tip: consider the benefits of protecting your interiors and upholstery from sun damage as blockout fabrics can play a huge part in safeguarding your furniture during the brighter summer months, saving you money in the long run.

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Home offices + cinema rooms.

In recent years working from home has become increasingly common and having a blockout fabric in your office can help to provide a private and distraction-free zone, with plenty of light control options depending on your preferred working conditions.

If you’re boasting your very own cinema room (we’re definitely jealous) blockout fabrics can reduce light within your living space so that your projections are sharp and clear.

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  1. Our blockout fabrics can be found in any Blind style from the contemporary Roller Blind to the classic Roman Blind. In a huge variety of on-trend colours and patterns, the options presented when considering a blockout fabric are plentiful.

Opt for Panel Blinds for a solution to wider width windows and to really make an impact with one of our stunning fabric designs. For a smart year-round solution, try our double bracket system to combine a Sheer with a Blockout Blind to really get the best of both fabrics.

Whatever your style, make it blockout!

dollar curtains + blinds has specialised in crafting custom made window coverings for over 50 years. Contact us today, visit a store or book a free design, measure and quote. Our Interior Consultants can help you to make the perfect choice.

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