How to choose the right blinds for VELUX windows in a living room extension
Roof windows bring an abundance of light and a feeling of spaciousness to a living room extension. That’s so important for a space that’s a hub for daily life, from cooking to dining to relaxing. To get the most out of all that glorious glazing, VELUX blinds are the perfect partner.
Blinds help you to control the light and add comfort, privacy and a touch of style. They can cut out harsh glare while watching TV, adjust the light to read a book, and prevent furnishings from fading in the sun’s UV rays. Made especially for VELUX roof windows, VELUX blinds are quick to install and come in a range of styles and colours.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the VELUX blinds that work best for an extension roof...
VELUX roller blinds are a simple yet chic way to soften incoming daylight and provide privacy, making them a great choice for a living room. The side channels mean the blind can be placed anywhere on the roof window, allowing you to control the amount of natural light filling the room.
The Roller blind is available with manual, electric or solar operation. It also comes in a choice of 15 colours and patterns, so whether you love a bold colour or subtle neutral, you're bound to find the perfect roller blind to suit your taste.
For a softer appearance, the stylish VELUX pleated blind helps to bathe a room in diffused light while also providing privacy. It can be positioned anywhere in the window, so you can adjust the amount of incoming light and still enjoy the outside view. Available in 20 different colours and designs, it works particularly well in living rooms or dining room extensions.
You can choose a manually operated pleated blind, which is adjusted from the top and bottom of your VELUX roof window. Or for a more out-of-reach window choose an electric or solar pleated blind so you can adjust the blinds at the touch of a button.
It’s easy to see why roof windows are so popular in modern kitchen extensions - they flood the space with loads of light and also provide exceptional ventilation for when you’re cooking up a storm. Easy-to-clean VELUX Venetian blinds are the perfect choice for a kitchen. Not only are they water and stain-resistant, but they’re also easy to operate - all you need to do is tilt the slats throughout the day to get the light level you want. They’re available in a choice of nine colours.
Got a particularly sunny room? A VELUX awning blind goes on the outside of your roof window and helps keep your room from getting too warm on a bright day. It’s made with transparent fabric so you can still let in light and preserve your outside view.
The Awning blind is easy to install from inside your home, and it can be combined with any VELUX interior blind.
High quality and quick installation
These VELUX blinds feature:
- Sleek and stylish design
- 3-year guarantee
- For Roller, Pleated and Venetian blinds: Fast and easy installation with the VELUX Pick&Click!™ mounting system. Just click the top of the VELUX blind into the brackets and mount the side rails and you’ll be ready to go.
Find out more about VELUX blinds
Check out the whole range of VELUX blinds here. You can also read about how to choose a VELUX blind for bathrooms and bedrooms.