First and foremost, you will want to ensure that any blind you are purchasing is compatible with your window. To do this simply open your VELUX roof window to find a type sign which is located on the top of the window on the right or left-hand side. For top-hung roof windows, turn the handle at the bottom of the sash and open. Then pull on the ventilation bar at the head of the window to rotate. Type signs differ in appearance depending on the model of your VELUX roof window. Once you know your window code you can check this against the blinds we have available to make sure they are compatible.
The most important consideration when choosing your blinds is the room location. Think about the room you are buying for, and what it is primarily used for. If you are purchasing blinds for a living room you would want to ensure that the blinds you choose do not create an unsightly glare on a television screen. The same may be true for a home office or study that has a computer screen. VELUX Duo Blackout Blinds would work perfectly in a home office as they allow greater control over lighting with the option of total blackout.
For rooms on the ground floor, such as a living room or dining room, you may also be looking for some extra privacy. VELUX Pleated Blinds are a great choice for living and dining areas as they provide privacy while bathing your room in a pleasant, diffuse light. You can also adjust the amount of incoming light and still enjoy a view of the outside.
If you are purchasing blinds for a bedroom or nursery, ones that offer a total blackout such as the VELUX Blackout Blinds, Disney and VELUX Goodnight Collection and the VELUX Blackout Energy Saving Blinds are ideal.
Bathrooms and kitchens will require a blind that can cope with the demands of a humid room. The specially designed VELUX Venetian Blinds blinds are low-maintenance, moisture-resistant and easy to clean, perfect for a busy kitchen and steamy bathroom.
For rooms that are in direct sunlight, why not consider an external blind or shutter such as the VELUX Roller Shutters or VELUX Awning Blinds. Both can reduce heat from the sun's rays and prevent your room from getting too hot in the summer as well as keeping it warm in the winter.
Consider if you want a blind that will stand out and draw the eye, or whether you are looking for something that will blend seamlessly in with the rest of the room decor. If you are looking to add a pop of colour and personality to a bedroom then a VELUX blackout blind would be a great option as they come in a wide range of colours and patterns. For a living room or dining room, you may be looking for something more refined or elegant. If that is the case then a VELUX Roman blind or a VELUX pleated blind would be an ideal choice.
If you like to switch up your style or don't want to commit to a particular pattern or colour then VELUX Roman Blinds are the perfect option for you. This collection from VELUX is refined and original and their uniquely clever design means you can easily swap the fabric in a matter of minutes for endless flexibility in style. With an extensive choice of colours and patterns available, whatever your style, there are sure to be VELUX blinds to match your chosen aesthetic.
VELUX offers three different operation methods for their blinds: manual, remote control solar and remote control electric. To choose the right operation of your VELUX blind, you should consider where your roof windows are placed and how often you expect to adjust the position of the blind. Manual blinds are a good option when your roof windows are within reach, they are also cheaper than the solar-powered and electric blinds so if you are working within a budget these may be the best option for you. VELUX solar and electrically powered blinds are both remote controlled and are the ideal choice for those with out-of-reach VELUX roof windows, or those who wish to add a touch of innovative luxury to their rooms.