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What's the difference between Blockout, Light Filtering and Sunscreen Blinds

Posted on 8 May 2024
What's the difference between Blockout, Light Filtering and Sunscreen Blinds

What are the different fabrics available?

When embarking on the journey of building, buying, or renovating your home, it's natural to feel a whirlwind of emotions. Amidst the excitement, however, the multitude of decisions to be made can feel overwhelming.

Among these decisions is the selection of blinds, a choice that can significantly influence the ambiance and aesthetics of your space.

Gone are the days when this decision was straightforward due to limited options. Today, you're fortunate to have an array of stunning indoor window furnishings at your disposal.

At Premier Shades, we understand the importance of choosing the right blinds for your home, and we're here to guide you through the process.

Blockout Blinds


Blockout blinds are designed to completely block out light from entering a room when they are fully closed.


They are typically made from thicker materials such as blockout fabric or PVC, which effectively blocks sunlight and provides privacy.


Blockout blinds are ideal for bedrooms, home theaters, or any room where light control and privacy are important.


They are especially useful for people who work night shifts and need to sleep during the day, as they can create a dark environment even during daylight hours.

Sunscreen Blinds


Sunscreen blinds are made from a sheer fabric that allows some natural light to filter through while still providing UV protection and maintaining privacy.


They are designed to reduce glare and heat from sunlight while still allowing a view of the outside.


Sunscreen blinds are perfect for living rooms, kitchens, or any room where you want to enjoy natural light without sacrificing privacy or comfort.


They are also popular in offices or commercial spaces where natural light is desired but glare on computer screens needs to be minimized.

Light Filtering


Light Filtering blinds are made from a semi-opaque fabric that diffuses light rather than blocking it completely.


They provide moderate privacy and light control, allowing some natural light to filter into the room while still maintaining a degree of privacy.


Also known as Translucent blinds, Light Filtering Blinds are versatile and can be used in various rooms throughout the home, such as bathrooms, dining rooms, or home offices.


They create a soft, diffused light effect that adds warmth and ambiance to a space without completely darkening it.

When it comes to selecting blind fabric with Premier Shades, the possibilities are endless.

Whether you opt for blockout, light filtering, or sunscreen fabrics, each choice offers its own unique benefits to enhance your space.

With Premier Shades, you can achieve both style and functionality, creating a harmonious balance between light control and privacy. The versatility and quality of these fabrics ensure that your roller blinds not only look stunning but also provide the perfect solution for your specific needs.

Elevate your home with roller blinds featuring Premier Shades, and experience the perfect blend of beauty and practicality in every room.

Contact Premier Shades to organise a Free In Home Measure and Quote.

Call us on (02) 4324 8800 or you can come and see our Blinds, Awning and Shutter showroom at Wyoming on the Central Coast & inside JBA Carpet Court Hornsby.

Central Coast Showroom

18/482 Pacific Hwy
Wyoming NSW
Australia 2250

02 4324 8800

Hornsby Showroom

JBA Carpet Court
18 Salisbury Road Hornsby
NSW Australia 2077

02 4324 8800