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The positives and negatives of sunlight

Close up of a living room window with a grey patterned roller blind blocking sunlight
Natural sunlight can be beautiful, especially if it is coming through a beautiful pair of blinds, shutters or voile curtains. However, as we are all aware, it can also be harmful and damaging to you or your home furnishings.
 
Sunlight has it’s pros and cons, that’s why our experts have put together their advice on how to deal with sunlight so you can reduce any harmful effects.

Sunlight is beautiful and beneficial

Lady is a bright kitchen with roman blinds and curtains
Natural sunlight is great for us as it is a source of vitamin D, which provides benefits to the calcium levels in our bodies, keeping our bones, teeth and muscles in check. It’s also no secret that sunlight generally makes us more happy and here in the UK, we tend to soak in as much as we can get!
 
When it comes to sunlight streaming through our windows in our homes, it can make corners in our homes look beautiful but it can be disturbing, especially when it comes to bedrooms and quality of sleep.

Blocking out sunlight in bedrooms

Blackout purple roller blind in a modern bedroom
Blocking out sunlight in bedrooms is important as it aids with better quality sleep and allows adults and children to rest. Bedrooms are meant to be a space for peace and tranquility and a dark, cosy room will encourage exactly that.
 
Our range of white blackout roller blinds allows you to style any bedroom beautifully through a classic and versatile shade, whilst reaping the benefits of the blackout features. This means you could fit these into any bedroom in the home, ensuring the whole family gets a much needed rest.
 
If roller blinds don’t suit your interior design style or taste, you may want to opt for our vertical blackout blinds. These come in a variety of colours, so you can be sure to find an option to suit your decor.

The perfect lighting for living spaces

Lady reading a magazine in a bright living room with a patterned orange roller blind
If you spend a lot of time in your living room or want to make the room appear more inviting, our semi-transparent blinds and window coverings allow you to let some light in, but not all. This means you can have privacy and security without compromising on how much sunlight is allowed into the room.
 
Our vast collection of sheer roller blinds, voiles and screens, means that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your perfect blinds for your living space. Whether you are dressing a kitchen, dining room, conservatory, lounge or open plan space, there are plenty of options to pick from.
 
Find your perfect window coverings at Swift Direct Blinds.
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