The Shutter Advent - Day 9 - Room Darkening Blinds

The Shutter Advent - Day 9 - Room Darkening Blinds

Slipping into day 9 of shutter terms is a fantastic optional extra for shutters. Room darkening blinds - the hidden secret behind shutter panels.

Plantation Shutters offer the most comprehensive range of shutter designs and products on the market to ensure that every set of shutters is perfect for each individual and their window. This vast range includes optional extra features which can transform a great set of shutters to a perfect set for our clients. Of these optional extras, room darkening blinds are the most popular choice to be utilised in bedroom shutters.

So, what exactly is a room darkening blind?

A room darkening blind is a honeycomb blind that sits behind shutter panels. The blind is discreetly fitted into the shutter frame and sits within the top of the shutter during the day to keep the room filled with natural light. When the room needs to be darkened, the blind is simply pulled down behind closed panels and slats closed which gives an effective darkening of the room.

For uninterrupted sleepers, shutters alone provide an excellent level of room darkening for a great night’s sleep as they are a customised solid fixture to the window area. However, because of the small tolerances required between slats and panels for smooth movement, there are some instances where the addition of a room darkening blind will be required.

A darkening blind can be a useful tool avoid the slight 'glow' around slats that a direct light source just outside the window can cause. These blinds are also favoured by light sleepers or shift workers who need the darkest possible room to sleep in at all times of day and are very popular for nursery or young children's windows.

Clients often know within the early stages of their order whether a room darkening blind is something that they would be interested in however we always recommend considering this ahead of placing your order. Whilst the blinds can be retrofitted into a shutter at a later stage, this would require the framing to be changed out for a deeper selection which comes at a cost so it is always recommended the make this selection early. 

If you are looking for some brilliant new shutters with an integrated room darkening blind, Plantation shutters are the experts for you. You want an experienced and trusty team of professionals providing these more complex installations and with nearly 40 years’ experience up our sleeve, you can rely on the service and the product that we offer. 

Start your shutter journey today by giving the team a call on 020 8871 9222. 

Job specs:

  • Material(s): 
    Hardwood Shutters
    Pearlwood Shutters
    Security Shutters
    Craftwood MDF Shutters
    Waterproof Shutters
  • Style(s): 
    Full Height
    Café Style
    Tier on Tier
    Solid Panels
    Odd Shaped
  • Room(s): 
    Living room
    Dining room
  • Range(s): 
    Classic (64mm)
    In Vogue (76mm)
    Modern (89mm)
  • Tilt rod style(s): 
    Traditional (centred)
    Traditional (offset)
    Contemporary (hidden)
  • Finish(es): 
    Custom colours


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Fozia - Review left on Trustpilot

Very good. Fantastic quality and fit. Very prof. Also arrived a few weeks earlier then quoted. Will buy for the next home also.

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Julia - Review left on Trustpilot

I love my new blinds. They are high quality, look beautiful and were at the most competitive price. The fitters were also very polite and efficient.

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Stephen - Review left on Google

Plantation shutters visited my flat 20 January 2022 to measure, discuss slat size and material, and give me a free estimate which I was happy with.