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What Are Day & Night Blinds?

Posted on 21st November 2023 by Gemini Blinds

Your blinds can have a massive impact on the aesthetic appeal of your home’s interior, so it’s important you choose the right ones. In recent years, day and night blinds have grown in popularity and emerged as a practical, stylish and sophisticated choice for any homeowner. Whilst you may have heard of this style of blinds before, you may be unaware of the benefits this product can bring. That’s why the team at Gemini Blinds is here to help with this comprehensive guide.

What are day and night blinds and how do they work?

Day and night blinds, also known as twist vision blinds, feature alternating stripes of opaque and translucent material. Sometimes referred to as zebra blinds due to the striking banded pattern they create, they allow users to enjoy the benefits of both sheer and blackout blinds in one product.

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Day and night blinds are operated in a similar way to roller blinds, with the slats being raised and lowered via a chain. However, unlike roller blinds — which have two modes, open or closed — day and night blinds offer an array of options. If you’d like to darken the room, you simply align the opaque stripes to create a blackout effect. Similarly, if you’d like to maximise natural light, you can overlap the sheer stripes to allow filtered sunlight in without forfeiting privacy.

What rooms are day and night blinds suitable for?

The beauty of day and night blinds is that they are incredibly versatile and ideally suited for pretty much any room in the home, including:

Living rooms

Day and night blinds are the perfect pick for your living room as they allow you to enjoy the view from your windows whilst preventing any nosy neighbours from peeking inside. You can also adjust the levels of light filtration to create the right atmosphere, whether you’re hosting guests or simply watching TV.

Conservatories

Due to the number of windows in your conservatory, it can be difficult to find blinds that help you to get the lighting levels just right. Day and night blinds can assist with this and are easily adjustable to accommodate the sun’s position throughout the day.

Home offices

Day and night blinds softly filter through sunlight to eliminate glare, allowing you to work on your computer without disruption.

Bedrooms

If you’d like to create a cosy atmosphere in your bedroom, day and night blinds are a perfect choice. When the opaque stripes are aligned, this acts like a blackout blind to help you get a peaceful night’s sleep.

twist vision blinds

Why choose day and night blinds?

Day and night blinds don’t just look stylish, they also bring a host of other practical benefits, such as:

Versatile: The dual-layered design is highly adaptable and helps you to adjust the lighting levels according to your preferences.

Precise light control: Day and night blinds allow you to precisely modify the levels of natural light to create the right atmosphere for your space.

Insulation: As these blinds comprise two layers of fabric, this offers some extra insulation during the winter months.

Customisable: With an extensive range of colours, fabrics and patterns available, day and night blinds are incredibly customisable and can suit any interior.

Enhanced privacy: Day and night blinds protect your interior from prying eyes and maintain a high level of privacy, all without compromising on the level of light filtration. 

How to measure and install day and night blinds

Day and night blinds are a breeze to measure and install, making them a convenient choice for any home. You should decide whether you’d like your blinds positioned on the inside or outside of your window recess, and take measurements of the width and height of the appropriate space using a sturdy tape measure. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the measuring service at Gemini Blinds, which ensures a flawlessly fitted product without you having to lift a finger.

To install day and night blinds, you’ll need a few tools: a drill, screws, a screwdriver and brackets. First, you’ll install the brackets in the appropriate spot using a drill. Ensure the brackets are level and hang the blinds in the bracket. Then, secure the chain to the wall and test the ease of operation. For the best possible results, consult a professional like Gemini Blinds. We’ve been fitting blinds for over 40 years now and can complete a swift and efficient installation so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

Here at Gemini Blinds, we supply and install day and night blinds in homes and businesses across Liverpool, Manchester, Chester and the surrounding region. With a huge variety of colours and styles available, our team will work with you to find the perfect match for your interior. Get in touch with us today to discuss our wide range of products or obtain a free quote.

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