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Where did you all get your blackout roller blinds from?

18 replies

PestoBeachMonster · 25/08/2009 09:05

Wanting to fit these at most upstairs windows of newly refurbed house. However, don't want to spend tooooooooooo much money. Any suggestions welcome

Thank you!

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JRocks · 25/08/2009 09:06

Argos

heavenstobetsy · 25/08/2009 09:10

B&Q - I have a lovely bright patterned one for DD

FabBakerGirlIsBack · 25/08/2009 09:11

John Lewis and Argos.

PestoBeachMonster · 25/08/2009 09:15

Another question, do they actually do the trick and make the room dark please?

Am hoping they will and then want to put curtains up as normal, to make rooms look nice.

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Piffpaffpoff · 25/08/2009 09:19

Ikea - you have to cut them to size if necessary but they were cheap as chips! They are really good but for a total blackout, I also fitted blackout linings to the curtains.

mejon · 25/08/2009 09:33

Got ours (for DD) from Tesco Direct - they were pretty cheap and have a good selection of colours. They don't make the room completely dark as there are gaps around the top and sides where the fixings are. We use them with normal lined curtains and whilst the mornings are so light, I've also attached an extra piece of blackout material to the wall with sticky velcro patches.

PestoBeachMonster · 25/08/2009 09:46

Great ideas everyone, thank you so much!

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littlemisslozza · 25/08/2009 09:47

Dunelm

FuckOffDailyMail · 25/08/2009 09:54

ebay

PestoBeachMonster · 27/08/2009 16:31

DH ordered ours from Tesco Direct and they arrived this morning. Haven't had time to put 'em up yet though.

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glencoe · 28/08/2009 21:12

Ikea for blinds - they are fantastically priced, and good quality. I have used them for years with no complaints.

Like piffpaffpoff, I also make separate blackout linings on my curtains for total darkness - between them and the blinds we are never woken by the morning sun, and neither are my two young children.

The only downside is you get used to the darkness so it can prove difficult when away from home. I solved this by buying a few metres of blackout lining which I throw over the curtains when on holiday or visiting. My husband thinks I am obsessed my darkness - I try to tell him I am not, I am just obsessed by getting a good nights sleep

chocolateshoes · 28/08/2009 21:13

ikea, plus blackout lining, plus a large pice of cardboard in summer!

Tortoise · 28/08/2009 21:16

Argos.

But i would love ones

Tortoise · 28/08/2009 21:21

OK now i see they have sold out but same type now sold
here!

glencoe · 28/08/2009 21:32

chocolate shoes - you are one step to obsession further than me with the cardboard [lol]

Lizzzombie · 28/08/2009 21:35

Ikea - & cut it to fit. Dead easy.

SazzlesA · 28/08/2009 21:36

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BettySwollux · 28/08/2009 21:40

We have the gro anywhere blackout blind, as linked to by tortoise, and it is amazingly dark. DS2's room faces the morning sun but you can shut his door and not see your hand in front of your face.

He now gets up at 7.30am, rather than 6am on the dot!

If you get it from bump to 3, dont use MN discount code 'MUMW8' as it is not valid, even though still showing on MN discount page.

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