VELUX Blinds Buyer's Guide

A well-chosen blind can have a truly transformative effect on your room. VELUX offers a broad range of blinds and shutters allowing you to choose the best blind to suit your needs. When choosing a VELUX blind you can be safe in the knowledge that you are buying a high-quality and long-lasting product. All VELUX blinds and shutters are built to last and are rigorously tested to ensure flawless operation even after years of everyday use as well as exposure to sunlight.

There are many things to consider when picking the right VELUX blinds for your home and in this guide, we discuss the factors which may impact your decision. We will also take you through the range of different VELUX blinds and shutters that are available and highlight their benefits and key features.

Things to consider when choosing your VELUX blind

Compatibility

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.

Room Location

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.

Style

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.

Functionality

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.

Types of VELUX blinds available

Here at Roofgiant, we offer a brilliant selection of VELUX blinds and shutters. Whether you are looking for the perfect blind for your bedroom, bathroom, living room or home office, each VELUX blind offers a unique set of benefits to suit your needs.

VELUX Awning Blinds

VELUX Awning Blinds

Control how much heat and light enters your home with VELUX Awning Blinds. Made from transparent weather-resistant fabric for longer-lasting performance, these exterior blinds provide solar heat reduction whilst ensuring you can maintain the view through your roof window.

  • Exterior blinds for heat protection
  • Reduce heat by up to 75%
  • Weather-resistant fabric
  • Available in manual, solar-powered and electric
  • Ideal for: any room in direct sunlight

VELUX Blackout Blinds

VELUX Blackout Blinds

VELUX blackout blinds provide you with a light proof seal for total darkness anytime. The ideal solution for bedrooms and nurseries, these blackout blinds will ensure you achieve a good night's sleep or restful nap whatever the time of day.

  • Total blackout
  • Stepless positioning
  • Wide range of colours and design
  • Available in manual, solar-powered and electric
  • Ideal for: bedrooms

Disney and VELUX Goodnight Collection

Disney and VELUX Goodnight Collection

A range of blackout blinds from VELUX that have been designed for the young and the young at heart. Featuring much-loved characters from Winnie the Pooh, Cars and Frozen, this collection combines VELUX functionality and dependability with the exciting world of Disney's beloved characters.

  • Total blackout
  • No harmful chemicals
  • Stepless positioning
  • Manual operation with control bar
  • Ideal for: bedrooms and nurseries

VELUX Blackout Energy Saving Blinds

VELUX Blackout Energy Saving Blinds

With all of the key features of a VELUX blackout blind, the VELUX blackout energy blinds come with the added benefit of year-round insulation. The unique design of VELUX blackout energy blinds provides high insulation against cold due to the tight construction and the double pleated cloth with a built-in aluminium honeycomb structure. The blind is not fixed at the top or the bottom, thus it can be positioned anywhere in the window.

  • Fabric offers 99.9% blackout
  • Free positioning in the window frame
  • Double pleated cloth
  • Protects against cold from the outside
  • No visible cords
  • Available in "flying" manual, solar-powered and electric
  • Ideal for: bedrooms

VELUX Duo Blackout Blinds

VELUX Duo Blackout Blinds

A blackout blind and pleated blind in one, the VELUX duo blackout blind offers the best of both worlds including an almost complete blackout by night and soft diffused light by day. With stepless positioning that allows you to create your perfect lighting effect with the ideal blind positioning, this blind would be a great choice for a study or guest room.

  • Two blinds in one
  • Total blackout
  • Softly diffuses incoming daylight
  • Stepless positioning
  • Wide range of colours and design
  • Available in manual, solar-powered and electric
  • Ideal for: home offices and guest rooms

VELUX Pleated Blinds

VELUX Pleated Blinds

The VELUX pleated blind is the perfect option for providing privacy while bathing your room in a pleasant, diffuse light. With the added advantage of flexible stepless positioning, you can adjust the amount of incoming light and still enjoy a view of the outside. These blinds are ideal for areas such as a living room or dining room extension as well as bedrooms and bathrooms.

  • Softly diffuses incoming daylight
  • Elegant, decorative lighting effect
  • Flexible and stepless positioning
  • Slim, elegant side rails and top case
  • Available in “flying” manual and electric
  • Ideal for: bedrooms, living rooms and home offices

VELUX Roller Blinds

VELUX Roller Blinds

A simple, stylish way to soften incoming light and provide privacy, VELUX Roller Blinds are a great choice for many rooms of the house, such as a home office. The side channels allow the blind to be placed anywhere on the roof window allowing you to control the amount of natural light filling the room.

  • Diffuses daylight
  • Provides privacy
  • Provided with side rails and stepless positioning
  • Available in manual, solar-powered and electric
  • Ideal for: bedrooms, guest rooms and home offices

VELUX Roller Shutters

VELUX Roller Shutters

VELUX roller shutters offer total protection from the elements. Due to their unique design, they keep out the sunlight and prevent overheating in the summer while providing insulation in the colder months. With the added benefit of additional security and noise reduction, VELUX roller shutters also enable you to completely block out all light from the room at any time of the day.

  • Complete light control
  • Energy saving
  • Insulation, security and noise reduction
  • Total blackout
  • Available in solar-powered and electric
  • Ideal for: any room in direct sunlight

VELUX Roman Blinds

VELUX Roman Blinds

Versatile and stylish, VELUX Roman blinds help you create a soft and warm atmosphere with decorative designs and unique fabrics. 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.

  • Flexible and stepless positioning
  • Interchangeable fabrics
  • Fabric can be removed for easy cleaning
  • No visible cords ensures safety
  • Available in manual
  • Ideal for: living rooms and home offices

VELUX Venetian Blinds

VELUX Venetian Blinds

The ideal solution for kitchens and bathrooms, VELUX Venetian blinds are low-maintenance, moisture-resistant and easy to clean. Their unique design eliminates hanging cords and they can be adjusted by simply tilting the slats in any direction to change the angle and amount of incoming light.

  • Cordless operation
  • Moisture resistant and easy-to-clean
  • Privacy and light control
  • Available in manual with a control bar
  • Ideal for: bathrooms and kitchens