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Window/blind dilemma, please help!

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user1482874333 Tue 27-Dec-16 21:42:56

I was wondering if anyone has two blinds for the same window and if you've found it practical? I have a bedroom window that is overlooked and has a bright light directly outside which is only on during the evening/night. The window is fairly small and the room is naturally quite dark due to neighbouring buildings blocking light.

I want to maximise the light into the room during the day but also have options for greater privacy. I need a blackout blind or lining to block the nearby light at night, as I am poor sleeper if the room is not completely dark. During the day I want the option of no window covering to allow maximum light into the room (so a frosted film is not practical), or a sheer window covering for some privacy but still some light window the room. The window is in a deep recess and one side of the recess is also the wall. Curtains are not really an option as they would either have to sit within the recess, losing light at either side. It would not be easy to fit them outside the recess because of the wall at one side. Also, because it is quite a deep recess I think that would also look silly.

The only thing I can think of is to have a sheer privacy style roller blind and then a separate blind with a blackout lining. The recess would be big enough to fit both but I'm not sure if this is a completely crazy idea.

Does anyone have any other ideas?

Allsloppy Tue 27-Dec-16 22:31:21

I have a roller blind from Hilary's readymadeblinds that is sheer like a net curtain. I got them when they have an offer as otherwise quite expensive. You can see out but not in it's very modern. Over one I have a roman blind and the other curtains. Looks modern, no one can see in, fantastic solution. Wilson blinds do a sheer blind but I have not used them yet but they planning to as they do the larger size I need.

SquiffyAtBreakfastOnEggnog Tue 27-Dec-16 22:41:07

You can actually buy double roller blinds.
I'm rubbish at links but here goes

www.blindsandcurtains.biz/blinds-in-stock-fabrics/daynight-roller-blinds-from-stock-material/

user1482874333 Tue 27-Dec-16 22:50:18

Thank you! I had a Google for something similar but turned up a blank. Thanks! grin

Ilovelearning Tue 27-Dec-16 23:59:46

I have this solution in my student accommodation. It is actually quite neat. The blackout blind sits behind the transparent one, so when it is pulled up during the day you cannot see it.

RebeccaCloud9 Thu 05-Jan-17 16:52:28

IKEA have double and triple track fixings for blinds. We are thinking of this for our (almost identical!) window dilemma!

maggiso Thu 05-Jan-17 22:12:42

Hillary's do a day and night blind that is made up of sheer and opaque stripes. I have not seen one yet, but read about them, as we have a similar dilemma.

user1482874333 Thu 05-Jan-17 22:28:14

Thanks everyone for all the replies! Looks as though there should be something to fit the bill grin

Davros Fri 06-Jan-17 21:13:28

American shutters?

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