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31 Jul 2023

How to choose the right window coverings for your bedrooms


Window coverings can play a key role in transforming bedrooms into serene and comfortable spaces – as well as adding to the overall aesthetic.

When selecting the window coverings that are right for your bedrooms, here are some things to think about:

How much light do you want to flow into the room?

For some bedrooms of your home – such as a child’s bedroom – you may want to create a completely dark space. For others – like a guest bedroom – you may want to retain a little more natural light.   

To control the amount of light in each bedroom in your home, you will need to choose a certain opacity level for each of your window coverings.  

We offer different types of fabric with varying opacity levels depending on your needs. This includes sheer, semi-sheer, semi-opaque, room darkening and blockout. You can read more about the different opacity options here.

How do you want your window coverings to open?

Gone are the days when all window coverings were a uniform style and shape. Now, you can have your bedroom’s window coverings configured to suit windows – and even doors – of all shapes and sizes. 

 You can also select where and how your shades open – whether bottom-up, top-down or side-to-side. You can even request for your shades to open in the middle, and stack to both the left and right. This can be very useful for windows which have an unusual shape, or where you may want to block out something outside. 

Do you need motorisation?

When choosing window coverings for your bedrooms, think about how you want to control them day-to-day. There are several options across the Luxaflex range – from manual wand and cord operation, to Luxaflex® PowerView® Automation, which allows you to schedule your window coverings to open and close on their own—at any time of the day— with the touch of a button, a tap on a mobile device or the sound of your voice. You can even set schedules for your window coverings to open and close automatically.

Do you want to include layers?

Layered window coverings are often a popular option in bedrooms, as they enable you to both block light and add an element of sophistication and softness to the space.  

For bedrooms, a layered solution often starts with a Luxaflex® Roller Blind or some Soft Shades – both of which can block light, ensure privacy, and even trap air for thermal control.  

You can also then add Luxaflex® Curtains on top, to create a sense of sophistication and elegance.  

Read how to layer your window treatments like a pro here.

How important is thermal control?

Ensuring your bedrooms have a pleasant temperature year-round is also important in getting a good night’s sleep. For this reason, you may want to consider an option which helps provide thermal control.

Luxaflex® Duette® Shades are a great option in bedrooms – they have been engineered with a unique honeycomb structure which traps air, creating a layer of insulation between your windows and the interior of your home. This unique design prevents heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer, allowing you to reduce reliance on heaters and air-conditioning. 

Have you thought about child safety?

When selecting window coverings for a child’s bedroom, it’s important to think about safety. Loose cords can be hazardous, especially for young children.  

Luxaflex® blinds are designed with safety in mind, with both cordless and motorised systems that eliminate the need for cords or chains that meet Australian safety standards, ensuring ultimate peace of mind for parents.

Want to find out more?

Drop by one of our showrooms and speak with one of our expert consultants, to find out more about which window coverings are most suitable in your home’s bedrooms.  

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