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How Do I Know Which Material to Use

August 18, 2021

How Do I Know Which Material to Use

How Do I Know Which Material to Use

Honeycomb DIY blinds are one of the most versatile window covering solutions as they offer their unique cellular structure in a variety of transparency options, Block out, Light filter and Sheer.  Let’s explore them in a little more detail!


 Blockout, as the name implies, blocks out the light using foil lining within the cell.  They are cleverly designed in a way that the material runs in-line with the headboard to ensure there is a minimal light gap (3mm) between the reveal and the material, providing you with more blockout control which is perfect for bedrooms.  The material is also manufactured in a way that it blocks out the outside light regardless of the colour you choose due to the foil lining within the cell.



Light Filter

Light filter is often best described as holding a bedsheet up to the window.  The fabric will glow with the outside light and will reduce the glare within your home bringing complete harmony to your surroundings.  Nevertheless, the light filter still provides you with some privacy.  If it is dark outside and your lights are on inside only vague shadows will be visible from outside as occupants walk past a window.



Sheer Fabric

Sheer fabric is best described, in the crudest of fashions, like flyscreen.  It will block out UV light and provide a shade within the home, however you can clearly see through the blind fabric.  A little trick to consider is that the lighter the fabric, the harder to see through the sheer fabric.  A black sheer is far easier to see through than a white sheer.



So, as a guide to assist you in selecting the right blinds for your home, answer these questions below!

Do I want cords or no cords?

How will I be using the blind?  Do I want to use it as a standard bottom up?  or do I want to open the top and leave the bottom down?  or do I want a sheer screen during the day and block out at night?

What size cell will suit my look, window reveal and insulation level required?

And finally, do I want maximum light block and privacy, or do I want a glow of light with some privacy or just shade with a view?


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