Finding the Right Caravan Blinds
November 26, 2020
Finding the Right Caravan Blinds
When it comes to finding the right blinds for your caravan, it is essential to think about the functionality you want the blinds to perform and how the blind will withstand travel conditions. Blinds for caravans are critical to not only ensure your privacy at a campsite but also to help control lighting and airflow, as well as to improve insulation. Below are some of the most common window coverings used in caravans and the benefits they offer.
Smartfit Honeycomb Blinds
Smartfit Honeycomb Blinds are designed for narrow window reveals, only requiring 25mm of depth to install, making them an ideal choice for Caravans. Smartfit Honeycomb Blinds are also designed with no fixed headrail, this means that they can be manoeuvred from both the top and bottom rails, giving you top down bottom up functionality and ultimate control over light, privacy and airflow. With no fixed headrail, the blind is secured in all four corners with small brackets, this is perfect for times when the caravan is in motion, helping to secure the blind and prevent damage. Smartfit Honeycomb Blinds comes in both light filter and blockout fabric, in a wide array of colours, with a solution to suit any caravan décor scheme. The Smartfit Honeycomb Blind design is also cordless, using a handle on each rail to manoeuvre the blind to any desired position and also making them a child safe solution.
Honeycomb Blinds are designed with a unique cellular structure that helps to trap air within its cell, helping to keep your caravan warmer in winter and cooler in summer. As solar heat passes through windows in summer and heating escapes during winter, by installing Smartfit Honeycomb Blinds in your caravan, you can significantly improve your caravans heating and cooling efficiencies.
Smartfit Honeycomb Blinds Overview
Aluminium Venetian Blinds
Aluminium Venetian Blinds, also commonly referred to as Slimline Blinds or Micro Blinds, are a popular choice for caravans. The Aluminium Venetian Blind is a popular choice as they are a budget friendly solution, come in a variety of colours to suit a range of different interior colours and have a slimline profile, making them a good choice for caravan narrow window reveals.
Aluminium Venetian Blinds are also popular as controlling light and privacy is simple with tilting the slats. Venetian Blinds can also be secured at the bottom rail with small brackets to help prevent them from moving during transit.
Roller Blinds are another solution that is suitable to cover windows in a caravan. The Roller Blind fabric rolls up onto a tube at the top of the window frame. This allows you to roll the blind up to offer an unobstructed view and allows you to control light and privacy all throughout the day. Roller Blinds are available in sunscreen, light filter and blockout fabric, in a wide range of colour options.
As Roller Blinds are designed to be completely rolled up or down, including the bottom rail, to manoeuvre the blind, this means that they are not secured to the bottom of the window frame to prevent them from moving. Hold down brackets can be installed to prevent movement during travel however the blind would need to be taken out of the brackets when you are ready to move the blind up and down again. Roller Blinds also require a minimum of 80mm depth to install the blind on the inside of the window frame.
If you are looking for an alternative to installing blinds in your caravan, consider installing curtains. Curtains in a caravan are a great way to add a touch of elegance and being a soft furnishing, don’t require being held down at the bottom to prevent damage during motion.
Curtains are available in sheer, light filter, dim out and blockout fabrics, offering a light control and privacy control solution for every caravan. By combining two curtain fabrics such as a sheer with a blockout curtain or a sheer curtain with a blockout blind, you can easily control the different levels of light and privacy you require. Curtains, blockout fabric in particular, are also excellent insulators, helping to keep your caravan cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Deciding on the right caravan blinds for you will depend on your needs and wants. Consider how you want the caravan blind to function, your style and the types of windows you have in the caravan.
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