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Window Blinds

Discussion in 'off topic' started by matthewr, May 25, 2023.

  1. Gingerbeard

    Gingerbeard Ayup Me Duck

    ^^ Second that - Our experience with Hilary's has been excellent, would definitely recommend
  2. Wolfmancatsup

    Wolfmancatsup Empire State Human

    We’ve used Hilary’s loads over the years, for blinds and shutters. Similar to World of Leather or DFS, there always seems to be a sale on!

  3. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    How about vertical blinds? Their angle can be adjusted to block direct sun, but still let diffused light in.
  4. jan tomczak

    jan tomczak pfm Member

    Another option is ' top down bottom up ' blinds. Great control of blocking out glare where neeeded and at the same time allowing plenty of light in...(blinds to go).

    martin clark and Wolfmancatsup like this.
  5. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Me too, I ate one sour too.

    I encountered exactly the same issue as the OP and settled on deep slatted Venetian blinds as the best compromise. I'd be interested to see what other options there are as they do make the room a bit too dark on a sunny day in direct sunlight and obscure the view.

    Blinds 2 Go were great and we've used them several times now.
  6. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Me too, I ate one sour too.

    This was my second option, but the planning, effort and expense involved made my head hurt. It also reduces natural light inside the room at less sunny times to almost nothing.
  7. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Me too, I ate one sour too.

    @matthewr I like the stand you're using for your iPad - what is it? cheers
  8. matthewr

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  9. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    Just by clicking on this thread Google have decided I am in the market to buy some slatted blinds!

  10. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    Sit facing the window.
  11. Kirk

    Kirk pfm Member

    Is that a Gary Hodges drawing?
  12. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    Room is east facing with a large window.

    The simple solution is to spend the morning doing the crossword in ink and drinking coffee on the veranda. Pen a few letters on your personalized stationery using the same ink pen. A fine time walk the dog if you have one.
  13. kensalriser

    kensalriser pfm Member

    Sunscreen roller blinds will do what you need. They eliminate direct sunlight but still let a surprising amount of light in. I have one in the room where a lot of my vinyl is shelved and it seems to have halted any light fading on the spines.

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