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The Environmental Benefits of Blackout Blinds and Curtains

  • 9 Mar 2020

Blackout blinds are a simple way of reducing your personal impact on the environment, according to this article from Terry’s Fabrics.

In a world where it is vital to consider how everyday choices have an environmental impact, it is important to look at all the small changes that can be made in order to become more sustainable.

There are many ways in which individuals can make a bid to become more environmentally friendly, beginning in the home. Taking steps to ensure homes are as energy efficient as possible not only helps reduce the negative effects on the environment but can also incur a number of personal benefits; from improved insulation to reduced energy bills. 

The high-quality fabric in blackout blinds helps to ensure a home is insulated, subsequently improving its energy efficiency and reducing your carbon footprint. If heat is escaping your home through the windows, more energy will be used, which in turn increases your carbon footprint. 

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The Importance of Sustainability 

Not only is a reduction in energy consumption a welcome idea in terms of cost, but also in terms of the environmental impact. With so much focus on the current condition of the environment and global warming’s impact, it is more crucial than ever to consider the ways in which energy consumption and waste can be avoided or reduced.

Switching to blackout blinds or curtains is just one way to reduce energy consumption and save financially in the long run. 

Improved Insulation 

The material used for blackout blinds and curtains is extremely tightly woven, high quality fabric. For this reason, it does an impeccable job of insulating a room.

Blackout blinds are synonymous with usage in summer months, in terms of keeping out light when we want to go to sleep and blocking sunlight from heating up our homes when we want to keep them cool.

However, they also do the opposite – the high-quality material used for blackout blinds can also help keep heat in, ideal for those colder months. 

The insulation provided by blackout blinds and curtains subsequently can reduce energy bills; as more heat will be retained, energy is less likely to be wasted.

As winter generally means an increase in bills, this reduction will be welcome. 

Using Blackout Blinds and Curtains in Your Home 

There are a few different ways to consider utilising blackout blinds and curtains in your home. Not only are they ideal for bedrooms, as they guarantee a better quality sleep, but they are ideal in rooms which tend to get a lot of light or rooms with large or multiple windows. 

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Living Room 

Living rooms tend to be one of the biggest areas in the house – they generally have large windows and more than one of them, therefore would be typically the most likely place that energy would be lost in winter, and encounter light pollution in summer.

Whilst blinds may not be aesthetically fitting for large windows, blackout curtains can be ideal! Alternatively, pair blackout blinds with a sheer curtain for a layered look. 

Kitchen 

You may not always consider blackout blinds being essential in the kitchen, however for privacy and heat retention purposes they make a great choice. With such a variety of styles and patterns available, it is easy to find something to match your décor. 

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Bedrooms 

Bedrooms are generally where blackout blinds will be found in most homes, as this ensures a better night’s sleep, even in lighter months. As with the living room, pair some made to measure window blinds with some beautiful curtains for a practical yet stylish look. 

With so many different options and ways to utilise blackout blinds and curtains in the home, it is easy to become both more energy efficient and ensure a focus on sustainability. Not only will you be doing your bit for the environment but also potentially reducing monthly energy bills.

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