Kitchen, bathroom and laundry
Roller blinds: sunscreen or light filter or dual (2-in-1) Venetian blinds: faux wood or aluminum so they don’t warp or grow with moisture exposure Bedrooms
Vertical blinds: for windows with deep recesses (eg. bay windows) or over sliding or bi-fold glass doors Blockout or thermal curtains: floor length for best light blocking and temperature control Sheer curtains: for privacy during the day (use on a double track with a thicker curtain or over top of a blockout blind) Honeycomb blinds: choose sheer or light filtering for day and/or blockout for excellent temperature control plus noise dampening Dual roller blinds: with a blockout for night and sunscreen or light filter for day privacy Roman blinds: lined to block out light Venetian blinds: a classic that offers both a night and daylight solution Roman blinds: lined to block out light at night or a sheer unlined option for sunny day rooms
Light filter blind: roller or honeycomb, to reduce glare on your screen or behind it Venetian blinds: offers most flexible light control as the sun moves through the day Vertical blinds: as above plus great for windows with deep recesses (eg. bay windows)
Sunroom or conservatory
Tips for choosing materials:
Tape or blue-tak the sample to your windowframe or wall and see how it looks in daylight and at night with the lights on. Hold the sample up to a window to see how it filters or blocks light.