What Types of Blinds Are Best for Bedrooms?

Your bedroom is like your sanctuary; a place where you can start your day off on the right foot in the morning and relax and retreat in in the evening. A component that can play a large role in both the appearance and comfort of your bedroom is your window treatments, and one of the most common options is blinds. Versatile and affordable, blinds are an exceptionally popular window treatment choice, but it is vital that you find the right type for your bedroom in particular. This is because whatever blinds you choose will ultimately affect the quality and health of your sleep.

How to Choose

When it comes to the interior design of your bedroom, the main considerations should be made according to your unique tastes, but when looking for blinds, there are a few things you’ll want to consider. In order to ensure that you get the most restful sleep each night, you’ll want to make sure that your blinds are made from a blackout material. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your new blinds have to be dark, however. You can still create a light and airy feel for your space, but opting for blackout blinds will prevent light leakage through your windows and eliminate disturbed nights. It is important to keep in mind, however, that most blinds—even blackout—will still allow a small amount of light to scape around the sides of the fabric.

Best Styles

If you want to invest in blinds that will keep the light out of your bedroom and promote restful sleep, you might want to consider:

Vertical blinds

Specifically preferred for larger windows or patio doors, vertical blinds feature multiple slats that are cut to the precise length of your window or door openings. By adjusting these thick slats according to the sun’s positioning, you can control just how much light floods your room. To let maximum light in, you can tilt them 90 degrees, and to envelope the room in darkness, you can tilt them 180 degrees to shut the slats flat against each other.

Wood Blinds

Both natural and faux wood blinds usually come with valance options, as well as the choice to upgrade to privacy wooden blinds, which have no holes in the slats for the cord to run through, allowing the slat to close tighter and reduce the amount of light that enters the room.


In addition to blinds, you can consider shades for your bedroom, as these window treatments will do an excellent job at blocking the light from coming in—perhaps even better than blinds. These fabric window coverings can be designed with a blackout panel that is built in, sitting between two colored fabric sheets. Some of the most popular light-blocking shades include Roman shades and roller shades.

Bay Home & Window

If you want to invest in the best blinds or shades for your bedroom, turn to the go to- window treatment company in the Pleasanton, California, area since 1994: Bay Home & Window. We have a wide selection of blinds and shades that are made of the finest quality materials and customized down to the last detail to meet your needs and preferences. Contact us today to learn more!

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Tampa, FL

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