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· 30th September 2015

How to block light from a skylight

Skylights and roof windows are becoming increasingly popular, and not just in loft conversions. Perfect for letting more light into a room and opening a space up, roof windows are ideal for low-pitched roofs, and if decorated with the right blind, they can finish your room off beautifully. As stylish and practical they may be, if you need a little less light, or a little less heat, here’s a few tips to help.

What blinds are suitable?

With a wide range of blind styles suitable for skylights, you aren’t limited by choice at all. Velux offers a huge range of skylight blinds, specially designed to fit your roof windows perfectly. As a brand, Velux understands the different functionality and positioning of roof windows, and has tailored their blinds around meeting these requirements.

Here is a list of some of the most popular styles Velux offers, and their benefits:  


No matter what time of day it is, blackout blinds will completely block out any sunlight 24/7 and also act as a great insulator, keeping your room cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter.

  • Totally blocks out all sunlight, even when the sun is at its brightest
  • Reduces heat loss and heat gain in a room
  • Available in an array of different colours to suit your decor


Although seemingly basic, the roller blind is ideal for rooms where you need a quick and easy solution to privacy and light diffusion.

  • Basic but looks clean and fresh
  • Softens the light entering the room
  • Easy to install and operate


For a simple yet sleek choice, pleated blinds is the way to go. Their textured appearance can add depth to your room, creating a relaxed atmosphere.  

  • Gently filters light
  • Well suited to living rooms and conservatories
  • Flexible


With Venetian blinds, you have complete control of lighting and privacy levels with adjustable slats and a clever tilt mechanism.

  • Complete control over lighting levels
  • Unique mechanism allowing you to tilt the slats
  • Water and stain resistant


Great for a warm and cosy feel; Roman blinds bring a soft feel to any room.   

  • Easy-to-clean fabric
  • Quick installation
  • Curtain-like look and feel

Another blind type worth considering is electrically operated blinds. For those windows that are completely out of reach and are therefore unable to be manually operated, why not consider electric blinds? Using a remote control, you can open and close your blinds swiftly, with the simple press of a button!

Here at Angel Blinds and Shutters, we stock a range of Velux blinds for your skylights. To find out more about our roof window blinds, or to arrange a home visit, please feel free to contact us today.

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